Maureen Johnson - Author

About the Author

Maureen Johnson was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, during a massive snowstorm. After a little dalliance with astronomy (she had a glow in the dark star chart) and archaeology (she had a little shovel), Maureen declared her intention to become a writer at the age of eight or nine or so.

Maureen has written several books for teens as well as contributing to various anthologies. In November 2009 Let It Snow (written in conjunction with John Green and Lauren Myracle) became a New York Times bestseller.

Maureen currently lives in New York, and was recently crowned the 2012 Queen of Teen in the UK.

Featured books by Maureen Johnson

Other books by Maureen Johnson

How I Resist Activism and Hope for a New Generation

How I Resist Activism and Hope for a New Generation

Author: Maureen Johnson Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/05/2018

Now, more than ever, young people are motivated to make a difference in a world they're bound to inherit. They're ready to stand up and be heard - but with much to shout about, where they do they begin? What can I do? How can I help? How I Resist is the response, and a way to start the conversation. To show readers that they are not helpless, and that anyone can be the change. A collection of essays, songs, illustrations, and interviews about activism and hope, How I Resist features an all-star group of contributors, including, John Paul Brammer, Libba Bray, Lauren Duca, Modern Family's Jesse Tyler Ferguson and his husband Justin Mikita, Alex Gino, Hebh Jamal, Malinda Lo, Dylan Marron, Hamilton star Javier Munoz, Rosie O'Donnell, Junauda Petrus, Jodi Picoult, Jason Reynolds, Karuna Riazi, Maya Rupert, Dana Schwartz, Dan Sinker, Ali Stroker, Jonny Sun (aka @jonnysun), Sabaa Tahir, Shaina Taub, Daniel Watts, Jennifer Weiner, Jacqueline Woodson, and more, all edited and compiled by New York Times bestselling author Maureen Johnson. In How I Resist, readers will find hope and support through voices that are at turns personal, funny, irreverent, and instructive. Not just for a young adult audience, this incredibly impactful collection will appeal to readers of all ages who are feeling adrift and looking for guidance. How I Resist is the kind of book people will be discussing for years to come and a staple on bookshelves for generations.

Truly Devious A Mystery

Truly Devious A Mystery

Author: Maureen Johnson Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/01/2018

New York Times bestselling author Maureen Johnson weaves a delicate tale of murder and mystery in the first book of a striking new series, perfect for fans of Agatha Christie and E. Lockhart. Ellingham Academy is a famous private school in Vermont for the brightest thinkers, inventors, and artists. It was founded by Albert Ellingham, an early twentieth century tycoon, who wanted to make a wonderful place full of riddles, twisting pathways, and gardens. A place, he said, where learning is a game. Shortly after the school opened, his wife and daughter were kidnapped. The only real clue was a mocking riddle listing methods of murder, signed with the frightening pseudonym Truly, Devious. It became one of the great unsolved crimes of American history. True-crime aficionado Stevie Bell is set to begin her first year at Ellingham Academy, and she has an ambitious plan: She will solve this cold case. That is, she will solve the case when she gets a grip on her demanding new school life and her housemates: the inventor, the novelist, the actor, the artist, and the jokester. But something strange is happening. Truly Devious makes a surprise return, and death revisits Ellingham Academy. The past has crawled out of its grave. Someone has gotten away with murder. The two interwoven mysteries of this first book in the Truly Devious series dovetail brilliantly, and Stevie Bell will continue her relentless quest for the murderers in books two and three.

Art Models 10

Art Models 10

Author: Maureen Johnson Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/09/2017

The Last Little Blue Envelope

The Last Little Blue Envelope

Author: Maureen Johnson Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/06/2016

New York Times bestselling author Maureen Johnson's fun, romantic, and hilarious sequel to her breakout hit 13 Little Blue Envelopes gets a brand-new cover! Ginny Blackstone spent last summer traveling around Europe, following the tasks her aunt laid out in a series of letters before she died. When someone stole Ginny's backpack-and the last little blue envelope inside-she resigned herself to never knowing how the adventure was supposed to end. Now a mysterious boy has contacted Ginny from London, saying he's found her bag. Finally Ginny can finish what she started. But instead of ending her journey, the last letter starts a new adventure, and Ginny finds she must hold on to her wits . . . and her heart. This time there are no instructions.

Art Models 9

Art Models 9

Author: Maureen Johnson Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2016

The Shadow Cabinet A Shades of London Novel

The Shadow Cabinet A Shades of London Novel

Author: Maureen Johnson Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/02/2015

In her weakest moment, Rory will find true strength Grieving, shaken, and feeling very much alone, Rory's life as a member of the Shades of London has changed irrevocably. It's only been a matter of hours since Stephen was taken from her, possibly for ever. Her classmate Charlotte is still missing, kidnapped by the same people who tried to take Rory. Rory is no longer a schoolgirl haplessly involved in the dealings of a secret government unit. She is their weapon in a matter of life and death. With hardly a moment to think for herself, Rory gets back to work. Charlotte must be found -- as must Stephen, if he is even out there. Lines must be drawn and forces rallied. Something is brewing under London, something bigger and much more dangerous than what has come before. The Shadow Cabinet holds the key to everything, and it is up to Rory to unravel its mysteries before time runs out...

Suite Scarlett

Suite Scarlett

Author: Maureen Johnson Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/11/2013

A hilarious romantic comedy set in New York City from the UK Queen of Teen If living in a famous art deco hotel minutes away from Central Park sounds like your idea of a pretty sweet deal - you should talk to Scarlett Martin. Having a hotel for a home really isn't all it's cracked up to be, especially when you've got no guests, no money and no prospects for any fun thanks to your parents putting you to work all summer. Luckily for Scarlett, the Hopewell is about to be shaken to its foundations with the arrival of Mrs Amberson, a glamorous travelling socialite who's planning on putting down some roots for a while - and hiring Scarlett as her assistant. With a new job, new friends, and (maybe) a new boyfriend on the horizon, Scarlett's summer is beginning to look a lot more interesting...

Art Models 8

Art Models 8

Author: Maureen Johnson Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2013

Art Models 8

Art Models 8

Author: Maureen Johnson Format: DVD-ROM Release Date: 01/09/2013

Art Models 8

Art Models 8

Author: Maureen Johnson, Douglas Johnson Format: eBook Release Date: 01/09/2013

Whether for work on a finished piece, trying a new technique, or getting in some practice time, artists can work when and where they want using the Art Models series. Chosen specifically for artists who sell their work, Art Models 8 features 174 all-new figure studies by 55 different models, both male and female, that represent a wide range of physiques and diversity. The poses include individuals and couples in natural, relaxed posturesfrom standing and sitting to lying down. A judicious amount of photo retouching has been done, not to make the models more glamorous, but to remove distractions. This ebook does not have the full 360-degree views of every pose. If you would like all the views of all the poses, please see the Companion Disk or print book with disk.

The Madness Underneath

The Madness Underneath

Author: Maureen Johnson Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/03/2013

When madness stalks the streets of London, no one is safe... There's a creepy new terror haunting modern-day London. Fresh from defeating a Jack the Ripper killer, Rory must put her new-found hunting skills to the test before all hell breaks loose... But enemies are not always who you expect them to be and crazy times call for crazy solutions. A thrilling teen mystery.

Art Models 7

Art Models 7

Author: Maureen Johnson Format: DVD-ROM Release Date: 01/09/2012

Art Models 7

Art Models 7

Author: Maureen Johnson Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/08/2012

Art Models 7

Art Models 7

Author: Maureen Johnson, Douglas Johnson Format: eBook Release Date: 01/08/2012

Artists in search of figures in intense action--flying through the air, punching, kicking, and crouching--will find more than 100 poses of male and female models in 28 categories of dynamic movement in the latest addition to the Art Models series. Informed by diverse sources such as baroque art, with its moody lighting and twisting figures, and comic books, with heroic figures in strong stances and suspicious crouches, this visual reference will inspire any artist--comic book artists, animators, video game designers, and illustrators--interested in depicting drama. A section of time-stopping photos of actions including jumping, falling, or swinging a sword offers artists a series of expertly photographed views that would be very challenging to achieve with a studio model. Art Models 7 also presents a number of the series' trademark stationary poses photographed in 24-point rotation and shot in the round. For artists who work in fine detail, close-ups and dramatic perspectives have been added for numerous positions and can be found on the companion disc in resolutions up to 20 megapixels.

Art Models 7

Art Models 7

Author: Maureen Johnson, Douglas Johnson Format: eBook Release Date: 01/07/2012

Artists in search of figures in intense actionflying through the air, punching, kicking, and crouchingwill find more than 100 poses of male and female models in 28 categories of dynamic movement in the latest addition to the Art Models series. Informed by diverse sources such as baroque art, with its moody lighting and twisting figures, and comic books, with heroic figures in strong stances and suspicious crouches, this visual reference will inspire any artistcomic book artists, animators, video game designers, and illustratorsinterested in depicting drama. Time-stopping photos of actions including jumping, falling, or swinging a sword offer artists a series of expertly photographed views that would be very challenging to achieve with a studio model. Art Models 7 also presents a number of the series' trademark stationary poses. Each photo may be zoomed in on specific body parts to achieve a higher level of detail. This ebook does not have the full 360-degree views of every pose. If you would like all the views of all the poses, please see the Companion Disk or print book with disk.

The Name of the Star

The Name of the Star

Author: Maureen Johnson Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/09/2011

Thrilling ghost-hunting teen mystery as modern-day London is plagued by a sudden outbreak of brutal murders that mimic the horrific crimes of Jack the Ripper. A gorgeously written, chilling, atmospheric thriller. The streets of London have never been so sinister or so romantic. Cassandra Clare, author of THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS Sixteen-year-old American girl Rory has just arrived at boarding school in London when a Jack the Ripper copycat-killer begins terrorising the city. All the hallmarks of his infamous murders are frighteningly present, but there are few clues to the killer's identity. Rippermania grabs hold of modern-day London, and the police are stumped with few leads and no witnesses. Except one. In an unknown city with few friends to turn to, Rory makes a chilling discovery... Could the copycat murderer really be Jack the Ripper back from the grave?

Art Models 6

Art Models 6

Author: Maureen Johnson Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2011

Last Little Blue Envelope

Last Little Blue Envelope

Author: Maureen Johnson Format: eBook Release Date: 26/04/2011

Ginny Blackstone thought that the biggest adventure of her life was behind her. She spent last summer traveling around Europe, following the tasks her aunt Peg laid out in a series of letters before she died. When someone stole Ginny's backpackand the last little blue envelope insideshe resigned herself to never knowing how it was supposed to end.Months later, a mysterious boy contacts Ginny from London, saying he's found her bag. Finally, Ginny can finish what she started. But instead of ending her journey, the last letter starts a new adventureone filled with old friends, new loves, and once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Ginny finds she must hold on to her wits . . . and her heart. This time, there are no instructions.

13 Little Blue Envelopes

13 Little Blue Envelopes

Author: Maureen Johnson Format: eBook Release Date: 21/12/2010

When Ginny receives thirteen little blue envelopes and instructions to buy a plane ticket to London, she knows something exciting is going to happen. What Ginny doesn't know is that she will have the adventure of her life and it will change her in more ways than one. Life and love are waiting for her across the Atlantic, and the thirteen little blue envelopes are the key to finding them in this funny, romantic, heartbreaking novel.

Art Models Ultra: Becca

Art Models Ultra: Becca

Author: Maureen Johnson Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2010

Art Models 5

Art Models 5

Author: Maureen Johnson Format: DVD-ROM Release Date: 01/09/2010

Art Models 5

Art Models 5

Author: Maureen Johnson Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/07/2010

Art Models 4

Art Models 4

Author: Maureen Johnson Format: CD-ROM Release Date: 01/09/2009

13 Little Blue Envelopes

13 Little Blue Envelopes

Author: Maureen Johnson Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/04/2009

Everything about Ginny will change this summer, and it's all because of 13 little blue envelopes... Perfect summer read from Queen of Teen 2012! Ginny, aged 17, is left 13 little blue envelopes by her free-spirited young Aunt Peg. Little does she know just how much they will change her life... * Inside envelope No 1 is money and instructions to buy a plane ticket. * Inside envelope No 2 are directions to a specific London flat * Inside envelope No 3 a note to Ginny says: Find a starving artist. * And because of envelope No 4 Ginny and a man called Keith go to Scotland together, with somewhat disastrous - though utterly romantic - results.

Art Models 3

Art Models 3

Author: Maureen Johnson Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2008

Girl At Sea

Girl At Sea

Author: Maureen Johnson Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/08/2008

Art Models 2 (inc CD-Rom)

Art Models 2 (inc CD-Rom)

Author: Maureen Johnson Format: CD-ROM Release Date: 01/04/2007

Let It Snow

Let It Snow

Author: Maureen Johnson, John Green, Lauren Myracle Format: Paperback Release Date: 13/10/2003

Three wonderful holiday romances by three of America's bestselling authors, including John Green - author of the multi-million bestseller The Fault in Our Stars. An ill-timed storm on Christmas Eve buries the residents of Gracetown under multiple feet of snow and causes quite a bit of chaos. One brave soul ventures out into the storm from her stranded train and sets off a chain of events that will change quite a few lives. Over the next three days one girl takes a risky shortcut with an adorable stranger, three friends set out to win a race to the Waffle House (and the hash brown spoils), and the fate of a teacup pig falls into the hands of a lovesick barista. A trio of today's bestselling authors - John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle - brings all the magic of holidays to life in three hilarious and charming interconnected tales of love, romance, and kisses that will steal your breath away. 'A comedy as DELICIOUS as any whipped up by the Bard.' - Washington Post Book World John Green is a Printz Award-winning and #1 New York Times bestselling author. His books include The Fault in Our Stars, Looking for Alaska, An Abundance of Katherines, Paper Towns, and Will Grayson, Will Grayson. Visit John online at www.johngreenbooks.com Maureen Johnson is the best-selling author of 13 Little Blue Envelopes, Devilish, Girl at Sea, The Name of the Star, and Suite Scarlett. Visit Maureen online at www.maureenjohnsonbooks.com Lauren Myracle is the author of many books for teens and tweens, including Shine; Kissing Kate; Peace, Love, and Baby Ducks; and The Winnie Years series. Visit Lauren online at www.laurenmyracle.com.