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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Maureen Holohan  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Children; Children;

Born: June 18, 1972, in Troy, NY

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Illinois Connection

Maureen attended Northwestern University. After graduating, she played semi-pro ball in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Maureen attended Northwestern University on a full basketball scholarship. She earned All-Big Ten and honorable-mention All-American honors. In the classroom, she was all Academic Big-Ten and a winner of the prestigious Randolph Hearst Journalism Award for feature writing.After graduating, Maureen played semi-pro ball in Chicago. When torn arches hindered her career, she began to focus on writing. Unable to find any literature about girls with a passion for sports, she wrote and self-published seven books in The Broadway Ballplayers series. In less than three years, Maureen sold over 100,000 copies of her books.

Selected Titles At Your Library

Left out /
ISBN: 074340744X. OCLC Number:

Pocket Books,. New York :. 2001, ©1998.

"Meet the Ballplayers--a fearless five with a passion for sports, hanging with friends, and life on Broadway Aveune."

Sideline blues /
ISBN: 0743407458. OCLC Number:

Pocket Books,. New York :. ©2001.

Ice cold /
ISBN: 0743407474. OCLC Number:

Aladdin Paperbacks,. New York, NY :. 2002.

Hoping to beat a pair of bullies at their favorite sport, Molly O'Malley and the Ballplayers form a hockey team. When attitudes clash on the ice and in school, Molly wonders whether winning one hockey game will be enough to end the war.

Catch Shorty /
ISBN: 0743407482. OCLC Number:

Aladdin Paperbacks,. New York :. 2002.

"With the girls' football league kicking off, my family could just go without me. I assured them I would be perfectly happy living in my best friend's basement, close enough to the park where we had put an end to that powder-puff stuff ..."



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