Maureen Joseph is a seasoned business woman, veteran copywriter and a lifelong goth, who goes out occasionally in the sun as per her doctor's orders. She was born in Brooklyn, NY. She holds a degree in Accounting and Computer Services. She's also studied French literature and philosophy.

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I have been away for a while because I had to focus primarily on my finals. Living vicariously through social media hadn’t been on the top of my list. After two years, I finished my CMA and EHRS studies. It did take a toll on my writing. With the pandemic, a ghost-writing project, family, and school- my writing took sort of took a back seat- in a Renault Fuego. For those unfamiliar with French cars; Fuegos were one of the biggest lemons in Renault's history. The defects were substantial like the ghost-writing project I was working on for the last two years. Another writer had quit mid-project and I was expected to pick up their slack without being compensated. I refused. Thank God for contracts and good attorneys.

I am back to working on my blog and writing part two of Twice The Demise. I erased five chapters for they were complete trash. It is amazing what kind of perspective you acquire being a couple of months away from your own work. Like an ex, you ponder and utter the famous ‘What was I thinking?’. Complete utter rubbish. You cringe and move on.


Have I also mentioned that I have somewhat become an Emotional Support Person for a few people? Do these people not realize that I am a cynical touchstone? Oh, well. As my boyfriend in my head once said, ‘Abandon hope all ye who enter here ‘. Oh, Dante! You know me so well…



Twice The Demise

Maureen Joseph

Reviewed in the United States on April 15, 2019

Format: Paperback

I’m not usually a reader of Gothic romance, but I decided to take a chance on this one. Twice the Demise is author Maureen Joseph’s debut, and what a treat for fans of gothic romance it is.


It’s about Polly Deuce, an undertaker who gets caught in an intrigue between Castor, the FBI agent who’s just entered her life, and Michael, the ballet dancer who’s been by her side since childhood.


Set against a backdrop of colorful characters you wish you knew in real life. Great, fast-moving prose with rapidfire wit and humor. Never bogs down, and the compelling and believable story made me, a non-romance reader, effortlessly turn the pages. 

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