Maura Weiler

Maura Weiler grew up in Connecticut and earned her BA and MA in English Literature from the University of Notre Dame and the University of Chicago, respectively. She is a former columnist for The Connecticut Post and a trash artist whose work has been featured on CBS Television and in galleries and shows across the country. As Director of Development at Blue Tulip Productions, she helped develop the screenplays for such films as Speed, Twister, The Paperboy, and The Minority Report. Contrition is her first novel. For more information or book club queries, visit

Books by this Author

In this sweeping, heart-wrenching, and inspiring tale, twin sisters separated at birth reconnect through art, faith, and a father who touched the world through his paintings.

When journalist and adoptee Dorie McKenna learns that her biological father was a famous artist, it comes with another startling discovery: she has a twin sister, Catherine Wagner, who inherited their father’s talent. Dorie is eager to introduce her sister’s genius to the public, but Catherine is a cloistered nun with...

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. It never hurts to ask.

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. Losing a family member

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. All working parents, especially single moms

Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. At the waterfall at Parc da la Colline du Chateau in Nice, France, overlooking the city and sea

Q. Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?

A. Be confident in yourself - if you weren't good, you wouldn't feel compelled to write.

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