Maura is an author, playwright, part-time philosopher, former journalist, and full-time cynic. She is a Fulbright Scholar and has a PhD in philosophy, which sounds impressive at cocktail parties. Raised in the Bronx, Maura spent her Wonder Bread years in New Jersey. She is the author of several short stories, two plays and a young adult novel, some of which have been published/produced and garnered awards. She enjoys writing about identity, self, perception and memory. Lately, she has been thinking about her sliding doors moment in LA nearly 30 years ago when she ditched a possible career in comedy writing to come to Australia. In short, she’s confused. Writing helps.