Born in Birmingham, England, Maureen Jennings emigrated to Canada at age seventeen. After studying philosophy and psychology at the University of Windsor and English literature at the University of Toronto, Jennings went on to teach English at Ryerson Polytechnic Institute. Eight years later, she left teaching to set up her own private practice as a psychotherapist. In addition to the Murdoch mysteries, Jennings is also the author of the non-fiction book, Map of Your Mind. Today, Jennings runs creative expression groups when she is not writing. Recipient of the Heritage Toronto Certificate of Commendation, she lives in Toronto with her husband and their two dogs. Visit her online at:

Festivals: 2006 (spring), 2008 (fall)

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