Maureen O’Brien is the author of the novel b-mother. Her award-winning short stories and poems have been published widely in magazines and anthologies. She lives in Connecticut, where she’s been teaching creative writing to teenagers for twenty-five years. She holds an MA in creative writing and a BA in philosophy and religion. The contrasts of life—sunrise and dusk, crying and laughter—never cease to amaze her. Her latest book is What Was Lost: Seeking Refuge in the Psalms. You can follow her on Instagram @maureen_obrien_writer.