Born in Montreal, Maureen Moore has been touted as the daughter of an American vaudeville musician. She moved from Montreal to Vancouver in 1960. She was living in North Vancouver when she published The Illumination of Alice Mallory (HarperCollins 1991), exploring the importance of D.H. Lawrence's fiction within the life of a contemporary 19-year-old named Alice. It was shortlisted for the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize. Her second novel Fieldwork featured a female detective and was optioned for a film. Her third novel entitled Not the Orient (Oberon 2003) concerns a poor immigrant family that is ruled with an iron hand by Granny Olive, whose daughter Thelma is a stripper.

[BCBW 2003] "Fiction"