Maura Jortner

author imageMaura Jortner grew up in New Hampshire and now lives in Waco, Texas with her patient husband, two amazing daughters, and one unruly cat. She teaches literature and writing classes at Baylor University. A lifetime ago, she used to direct plays and put on puppet shows for kids, which led to a Ph.D. in Theatre History. Currently, when Maura’s not writing, she’s spending her time like every native-born Texan: worrying about how many chiggers might be hidden in the grass outside her house or if she put enough sunscreen on her kids. Maura is represented by Jennifer March Soloway at Andrew Brown Literary Agency.



Book deal announcement


A Message From The Editor

It doesn’t matter how many times I read The Life Group, I still love it; I still experience the same terror, panic, and thrill. I knew I had to acquire this book and Maura’s incredible talent from day one. And it’s just so real, so raw, and so terrifyingly possible. I am truly privileged to be able to bring this book to life.