2, 2 and 2: Maureen Eppen talks about Every Family Is Different

I’m delighted to be a guest on author Amanda Curtin’s literary blog series with a numerical theme, 2, 2 and 2. I hope you enjoy it — and that you find some time to enjoy reading other guest posts on the blog, as well as posts by Amanda about her books and her literary life.

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Maureen Eppen 1Maureen Eppen
Every Family is Different (Serenity Press)
illustrated by Veronica Rooke

I met the lovely Maureen Eppen some years ago when she invited me to Secret Harbour to talk to the First Edition Book Club, a group of passionate readers who have been meeting now for 14 years. They were erudite, engaged and insightful, and it was a pleasure to discuss Elemental with them.

Since then, Maureen’s path and mine have crossed many times and in different contexts, but it was only last year that I discovered that she was also hard at work on her own creative projects. Every Family is Different is the first to be published, and I’m delighted to feature it here.

First, a little more about Maureen:

Maureen Eppen has been a freelance journalist for more than 30 years and now works in corporate communications and marketing. She writes book reviews…

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6 thoughts on “2, 2 and 2: Maureen Eppen talks about Every Family Is Different

    • Maureen says:

      I really enjoyed answering your questions for the blog post, Amanda. Yours is one of my favourite of all the bookish blogs I follow — it always leaves me inspired. Thanks again for inviting me to be part of it. x

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  1. mariemclean says:

    Lovely interview, Maureen. Your book shares such an important message, I wish you all the best with it.
    I loved your photo! It reminded me of my own childhood in Orelia, the suburb next door to Calista. English immigrant parents too… No wonder we we get along!


    • Maureen says:

      Thanks so much for your kind words, Marie. 🙂 Wasn’t Kwinana a wonderful place to grow up? I have the most incredibly positive childhood memories that still bring me so much happiness. And I remain in touch with a number of special friends from my school days there. x

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      • mariemclean says:

        It was a nice free-range childhood that doesn’t seem to exist these days. We moved to Fremantle when I was in primary school, so I haven’t kept in contact with anyone from those days. But it’s so lovely to make new connections who share the same ties 😊

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  2. Maureen says:

    I still visit Kwinana quite regularly, and am always delighted to see how many beautiful trees and green spaces have been retained. The City of Kwinana does a fantastic job in providing so many top-notch facilities and services.


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