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Maureen Johnson (1)

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13 Little Blue Envelopes 3,432 copies, 217 reviews
The Name of the Star 2,024 copies, 170 reviews
The Bane Chronicles (11-in-1) 1,672 copies, 44 reviews
Suite Scarlett 1,124 copies, 73 reviews
Truly Devious 1,035 copies, 51 reviews
The Bermudez Triangle 948 copies, 31 reviews
The Last Little Blue Envelope 784 copies, 59 reviews
Devilish 771 copies, 35 reviews
The Madness Underneath 721 copies, 67 reviews
Girl at Sea 667 copies, 30 reviews
The Key to the Golden Firebird 471 copies, 14 reviews
The Vanishing Stair 451 copies, 23 reviews
The Shadow Cabinet 404 copies, 18 reviews
Scarlett Fever 377 copies, 32 reviews
Let it Snow: Three Holiday Romances (Contributor) 2,609 copies, 110 reviews
Zombies vs. Unicorns (Contributor) 1,163 copies, 84 reviews
Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy (10-in-1) (Contributor) 867 copies, 12 reviews
Vacations from Hell (Contributor) 274 copies, 6 reviews
Who Done It? (Contributor) 117 copies, 4 reviews
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Maureen Johnson (born February 16, 1973) is an American author of young adult fiction. Her published novels include 13 Little Blue Envelopes, The Name of the Star, Truly Devious, and Suite Scarlett. Among Johnson's works are collaborative efforts such as Let It Snow, a holiday romance novel of interwoven stories co-written with John Green and Lauren Myracle, and a series of novellas found in anthologies The Bane Chronicles, Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy, and Ghosts of the Shadow Market.

Johnson was born in Philadelphia and attended an all-girl Catholic preparatory high school. She graduated from the University of Delaware in 1995 with a degree in English. Johnson later worked variously as literary manager of a Philadelphia theater company, a waitress in a theme restaurant, a secretary, a bartender in Piccadilly, and an occasional performer in New York City. She studied both writing and theatrical dramaturgy at Columbia University, where she received her MFA in Writing.

Johnson's debut novel The Key to the Golden Firebird was published in May 2004 by HarperTeen. Centered around themes of grief and resilience and set in the suburbs of Philadelphia a year after his passing, the novel depicts three sisters of different age as they individually process and come to understand their father's death, and their paths ahead. The Key to the Golden Firebird entered the market during a resurgence of popular interest in the young adult fiction genre. In 2005, it received starred reviews from both School Library Journal and Booklist.

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