Maureen A. Griswold


Maureen A. Griswold served with the U.S. Army Nurse Corps, specialized in pediatrics and neonatal intensive care nursing, and eventually earned a degree in print journalism. She worked as Senior Editor for the former nursing magazine, California Nursing Review, and as a medical writer. She resides in northern California.

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Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I was born in Elmira, NY and spent my first 10 years there. Elmira was very much a part of Mark Twain's life as he married Olivia Langdon of Elmira, and lived at various times in Elmira. An elegant, elderly neighbor of ours, Mrs. Frances Petrie, had been a playmate with Mark Twain's daughters, and Twain's famous octagonal study was something I saw frequently to and from speech therapy at Elmira College. One of the most precious gifts I've ever received was a volume of Mark Twain's short stories and Twain's humor and satire inspires me whenever I'm working on a humorous/satirical piece.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Probably not the first story I ever read, but I especially remember a grade school version of The Odyssey with illustrations and it was wonderful, truly stirred the imagination. I re-read it many times when I was young and it was always magical.
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