About Maureen

Maureen Milliken is a former journalist, most recently as city editor of the Morning Sentinel in Waterville, Maine, a former columnist for the Sentinel, the Kennebec Journal and their website, centralmaine.com, and has more than 30 years under her belt at daily newspapers in Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts. She now devotes her time to mystery writing.


She grew up in Augusta, Maine, and worked for a variety of newspapers in New England as a reporter and editor before returning to Maine in 2011. She is proud to be part of a three-generation newspaper editor legacy.

The Bernie O’Dea mystery series reflects not only her love for all that is Maine, but also her lifelong affection for the newspaper industry and fascination, of course, with the darker side of life. The second in the series, No News is Bad News, was released in July. The first, Cold Hard News, came out in July 2015.

The third in the series is due out in late spring/early summer 2017.

She lives in a small central Maine town, where she keeps a wary eye on the woods and the snowbanks.

The Bernie O’Dea mystery series is published by S&H Publishing.

Check out Maureen’s S&H Publishing author page

Check out Maureen’s Amazon author page

Maureen also is a regular blogger with Maine Crime Writers.

Maureen Milliken talks about books, writing, Maine, and everything else.
Watch the video interview here.