Maureen K. Howard is the pen name of mother/daughter writing partners, Maureen Kovach and Brigette Howard. They both live in Findlay, Ohio with great husbands and dogs.
Maureen recently retired from a long career as a high school English teacher focusing on American Literature, writing in all modes, and some fun elective classes like Mystery Lit. and Fantasy Lit. These days, she focuses her time on spoiling her three granddaughters, spending long weekends at the lake with her husband and their golden doodle, Joe, and making friends with fellow mystery writers and readers across the globe via social media. Oh yeah, she also writes books.
Brigette works full time managing multiple national restaurant franchises. She has a knack for making employees want to come to work and motivating them through fun competitions and contests. She enjoys taking her charcoal lab, Isabella, on running adventures and spends her free time reading, gardening with her husband, cooking, and planning the perfect murder.
Maureen and Brigette published their first humorous mystery novel, Sunny Side Up in November, 2014. it is the first book in a series featuring best friends, Francie and June, and their thwarted attempts at enjoying some relaxing fun at the lake. Somehow, they end up in the middle of a criminal investigation involving arson, murder, and a scheme involving designer knock-off merchandise.
Deviled, book two in the series, was published in November, 2015. Book three, Scrambled is currently in the works. Also, a companion to the novels, highlighting events, locals, and day trip ideas will be available soon. Stop back often for updates.