Born in Brooklyn, New York, Dolores Maggiore soon began a search for some place “homier” – some place without the elevated “A” train, without the rattle of the wooden blinds blocking the view through the bedroom window. Dolores roamed through the Maine woods and found a temporary home she would continue to visit in the summer and in her dreams well into adulthood.
Her vagabond spirit also brought her to other faraway places to study and then teach French and Italian and to search for her grandparents’ home in Sicily. While Dolores grew up on tales of Robinson Crusoe, her wanderlust also included landscapes of the mind: she worked as a psychotherapist with children of all ages, adults included. In addition to writing young adult novels, Dolores blogs about life in rain (Oregon), as well as in drought (California).
She has had poetry published in anthologies as an undergraduate student and reference materials on lesbians and therapy and lesbians and child custody after graduate school. She is a member of The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, Willamette Writers, and The Golden Crown Literary Society. Dolores, her wife, Xander, the lynx-point cat, and Murphy, the 14 year-old rescue poodle make their home seasonally in NW Oregon and Borrego Springs, CA, hiking, birding, and enjoying nature. (Xander birds from his perch inside the house!)
Check out Dolores' debut novel, Death and Love at the Old Summer Camp, set for a July 1st release.
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Death and Love at the Old Summer Camp
by Dolores Maggiore
For Pina, summer 1959 started off a boring drag, just like every other summer with her folks at Owl Lake Lodge in Maine. The only good thing was seeing Katie and hanging out with her in the creepy cabins of the old boys’ camp. But this summer, Katie seemed different, cuter. Pina didn’t have a clue why. Katie just somehow made her nervous – and excited.
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