Mo has spent almost twenty years as an English teacher, a French teacher, and an English as an Additional Language teacher (EAL). Her years spent working with international students, travelling and exploring the world remained with her, however, and writing nonfiction was a natural fit. In 2015, Mo received her Masters in Fine Arts, at Vermont College of the Art’s prestigious Creative Non Fiction program.

Mo is the Founder of Cargo Literary, an digital platform devoted to publishing transformational travel experiences, which she edited between 2015-2020.  Inspired by her own experiences, she wanted then to share the stories of others. However, between her sessional work, book projects and freelance, Cargo Lit has had to take a back seat.

Mo is the Executive Director of the PEI Writers’ Guild, and works as Artistic Director for the Wild Threads Literary Festival, a writing and publishing conference that held their inaugural event in 2019. In 2021, the event will be both in-person, and virtual.

Mo lives in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, in Canada’s smallest, most beautiful province, where she is Mom to three growing children: one, a teenager who will be getting her driver’s license this year, a fortnite hero in the middle, and her baby, who will be starting kindergarten in 2021. Her husband runs a small craft brewing operation called Upstreet.

To reach Mo, please feel free to email, or follow me on Twitter.


  1. Hi Maureen,

    My daughter, Megan, was a student and big fan of yours at Queen Charlotte. I am working on a new social media/webs series project that might be of interest to you. Please contact me by email and I will send you details. I would love to discuss it with you further.

    Mark Sandiford

  2. je suis trop fière de toi et de ce que tu deviens….
    j’adorerais lire tes livres mais en français ça serait mieux ! 😉
    dommage que nous soyons si loin et que la langue ne soit la même , mais je pense qu’on pourrais discuter des heures de la vie toutes les deux!! c’est marrant de voir que même enfant, les choix d’amitié ne sont pas innocents, sans le savoir, nous avions les même choses dans la tête, sauf qu’à 10 ans , on ne parle pas encore de ça!!
    longue vie à toi


  3. I love your stories and sweet words! Your posts always make me sad and happy at the same time. I hope you have a wonderful inspiring restful exciting trip and I can’t wait to see you soon. love b

  4. Thanks Becky! Can’t wait to catch up when you up to the island from good ole Tennessee – we’ll have to celebrate lobster and mussel style. Take care and thanks for your sweet comment.

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