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Best Interests

An unflinching, yet compassionate, glimpse 

into the world of child protection. 

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About Maureen

Maureen Pollard is a registered social worker with a private practice in Cobourg, Ontario.

 

Writing stories captivated Maureen at a young age, beginning with the class newspaper in Mrs. Voy's grade four class. For many years, Maureen's writing focused on telling real people's stories in professional reports. In 2010, Maureen found her way back to creative writing, gently prompted by a conversation with her eighth grade teacher, Mr. McLean, and embraced with compassionate encouragement by Firefly Creative Writing.

In 2020, Maureen discovered songwriting and began an adventure in telling stories in a whole new way with help from the Toronto Songwriting School. In 2022, K-Shark Audio produced Maureen's first full-length album with 11 original songs. 

There's no looking back and no telling what will be next!

Books

The Twentieth Year

A Memoir of Miscarriage

Best Interests

Book 2: Place of Safety

 
Reader Reviews

First hard copy book since the pandemic that I couldn’t put down. Loved it. It’s so hard to explain child protection to people but you managed to put it into writing with an interesting character to boot.

A. T.

 
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Maureen reading from Best Interests: 
as part of the Fall Reading Series at
Let's Talk Books in Cobourg, ON
Maureen in conversation with Lyss Warmland:
talking about The Twentieth Year: A Memoir of Miscarriage
on the Nothing Exists Radio Hour
Best Interests Lesson Plans
for
Social Work and Social Service Work Programs