Maggie van Galen

Award-Winning Children's Author of The Adventures of Keeno & Ernest series

About

Award-Winning Children's Author of The Adventures of Keeno & Ernest series

Maggie van Galen is the award-winning author of the Keeno and Ernestchildren’s book series. Growing up in Northern Michigan, she listened to her father’s stories, imagining characters, being transported to the locations and engaging in the plots.

 Maggie has always written as a sort of escapism…writing poetry, studying journalism and creative writing in college. After graduating from Michigan State University in 1991, she entered the corporate world of sales and marketing. After the death of her father in 1995, and meeting the man of her dreams, Maggie moved to Boston to work for a marketing firm, but writing always pulled her back.  She has published a book of poetry called An Inside Look…and wrote for a small-town New Hampshire newspaper.  In 2000, she moved to London and worked at The Economist for 3 years and had 2 beautiful boys.

 As happiness began shining in her personal life the stories and words started to flow. After years of telling stories to her boys and their friends, Maggie decided to share them with the world.  She truly hopes that you enjoy them too!  

Summary

Skills
WritingStorytellingJournalismWorking with children
Experience
  • 15+ years as an author

  • newspaper writer and mother of 2 children

Education
  • Bachelors of Arts

  • Michigan State University

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