Maggie attended St. Margaret’s Episcopal School in San Juan Capistrano before heading to Harvard and then Stanford where she received the creative writing Stegner Fellowship.
The New York Times hails her book as a “smart and frothy debut novel . . . set on a perfect John Cheever island — the kind where old-money families gather to drink gin and nurture loyalties. Beneath the surface of this summery romp, however, lie animosities, well-paced sexual suspense and a clash between appearances and authenticity.”
“Seating Arrangements” has also been selected as the #1 book on Oprah’s Winfrey’s summer reading list and has been reviewed by National Geographic Traveler, The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, and San Francisco Chronicle. All agree that she is an “author to watch.” Come see why.
The Writers Present program, sponsored by the Friends of the Mission Viejo Library, starts at 7 p.m. in the City Council Chamber at City Hall, 200 Civic Center. Admission is free. To register for this Aug. 7 special event, visit the Mission Viejo Library Adult Reference Desk at 100 Civic Center or call 949-830-7100 Ext. 5105.