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Maureen Johnson was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on February 16, 1973. She received an undergraduate degree in writing from the University of Delaware and a MFA in writing from Columbia University School of the Arts. After college and before graduate school, she was the literary manager of a Philadelphia theater company. Her first book, The Key to the Golden Firebird, was published in 2004. Her other works include 13 Little Blue Envelopes, Devilish, Suite Scarlett, The Last Little Blue Envelope, and the Shades of London series. (Bowker Author Biography)
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13 Little Blue Envelopes 3,574 copies, 217 reviews
The Name of the Star 2,139 copies, 180 reviews
The Bane Chronicles (11-in-1) 2,020 copies, 53 reviews
Truly Devious 1,425 copies, 67 reviews
Suite Scarlett 1,148 copies, 75 reviews
The Bermudez Triangle 974 copies, 32 reviews
The Last Little Blue Envelope 831 copies, 61 reviews
Devilish 786 copies, 37 reviews
The Madness Underneath 774 copies, 68 reviews
Girl at Sea 679 copies, 31 reviews
The Vanishing Stair 639 copies, 28 reviews
The Hand on the Wall 519 copies, 25 reviews
The Key to the Golden Firebird 481 copies, 15 reviews
The Shadow Cabinet 446 copies, 18 reviews
Let it Snow: Three Holiday Romances (Contributor) 2,910 copies, 114 reviews
Zombies vs. Unicorns (Contributor) 1,208 copies, 87 reviews
Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy (10-in-1) (Contributor) 1,104 copies, 14 reviews
Vacations from Hell (Contributor) 290 copies, 6 reviews
Who Done It? (Contributor) 124 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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