Maureen Aplin

Maureen Meehan Aplin is the author of the Mary MacIntosh mystery/thriller series and an attorney in Orange County, California.  She is an avid runner and skier and has completed the Ironman World Championship Triathlon and numerous marathons, including the Boston Marathon. 


Could you tell us a little bit about yourself?


Maureen Meehan Aplin is an attorney born and raised in Wyoming, where the Mary MacIntosh series is centered.  She practices law in Southern California and continues to write legal fiction and nonfiction.


Describe your book ‘Dying to Ski, a Mary MacIntosh novel’ in 30 words or less.


When the CEO of a pharmaceutical giant is found dead on the slopes of Jackson Hole, Mary MacIntosh risks her life in pursuit of the truth behind his death, unraveling a shocking web of conspiracy and betrayal.


What was the hardest part of writing your book?


Editing and re-writing it from scratch – approximately 13 times.


What books have had the greatest influence on you?


Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand; To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, White Oleander by Janet Fitch; One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez; Gilead; A Catcher in the Rye; Little Women…..the list is endless.


Briefly share with us what you do to market your book?


Social media and word of mouth mainly. 


How do you spend your time when you are not writing?


Practicing law; raising my children; running; enjoying time with family and friends.


What are you working on next?


My husband recently was diagnosed with cancer.  I’m writing a biography entitled, “Runner’s Privilege” regarding his journey through cancer treatment-ending with completing the 2012 London Marathon.

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