About the Author

author maureen handsMaureen Hands lives in Cincinnati, Ohio with her husband and three children.

As a child, she was fascinated by the stories her Irish grandparents told her about “the old country.”  Stories, no doubt, conjured up during long walks down dark country roads or through graveyards next to medieval churches.

She put her desire to write aside for family and career, but with The 45th Parallel, her first book, she found the courage to reawaken her Irish heritage.

“Writing this story allowed me to combine my love of Northern Michigan, wine and spooky stories.”

Check out this link to learn more about the wine trail on the Leelanau and Old Mission Peninsulas.