Bio

Maureen reading her work at Book Passage bookstore

Maureen Dixon is a writer, editor and writing coach in the San Francisco Bay Area, as well as the board chair of WriterCoach Connection, a nonprofit organization that seeks to close the achievement gap for middle and high school students in writing and critical thinking. Prior to her writing career, Maureen spent more than twenty years in marketing communications and public relations with more than a 150 articles appearing in professional publications.

In addition to the memoir she is currently collaborating on, Maureen has contributed to five books. The first book she authored, Conversations with Dad, is a lighthearted look at her father’s life with personal vignettes from his early years through today. Her recent essays have been published in Charleston and the South and Passionfruit: A Woman’s Travel Journal.

As board chair of WriterCoach Connection, Maureen leads a group of dedicated professionals and more than 650 trained volunteers who provide one-on-one writing and critical thinking coaching and mentoring. She has personally coached nearly 100 students at all levels of proficiency.

Her media credits include appearing on KGO-TV’s public affair program Beyond the Headlines. She also collaborated on the development, and appeared in two educational videos for nonprofit organizations and directed a public education campaign to ensure continued funding of the 911 system in Alameda County.