Maureen O. Betita lives on the central coast of California, specifically the wondrous Monterey Bay. She writes romantic adventure stories featuring thoughtful heroines, offbeat heroes and settings that range from the Caribbean Sea to alien worlds.
And at the core to every story she writes is a second chance.
In April of 2007, Maureen nearly died. Her heart stopped and only the quick action of her husband allowed her to wake in a hospital bed days later, alive and completely bewildered as to what had happened. The doctors called it sudden cardiac death.
Maureen was fortunate to survive. And she decided to take her second chance at life and dedicate herself to fulfilling her dream of being a published writer.
Available now is The Kraken’s Mirror, the first novel in a contracted series of three set in a mysterious, magical world of swashbuckling and steampunk. It is available through Decadent Publishing and Amazon. The second novel, The Chameleon’s Goggles, will be released by Decadent this fall and the third book, The Pirate Circus, will follow in winter.
In addition, Maureen is the author of the Etwan Chronicles, a series of science fiction novellas published by Decadent. The first two books in the series, The Ship’s Mistress and The Sister’s Story: Sari’s Search are available now.