Maureen Lee was born in Liverpool and had a number of short pieces published as well as a professionally staged play before publishing her first novel. Her award-winning works have won her a large following. Her most recent book, The Leaving of Liverpool, was a top ten Sunday Times bestseller. She is an RNA winner who works full-time as a writer. Maureen presently resides in the Essex town of Colchester. Visit www.maureenlee.co.uk for more information.