Maurene Hinds has been teaching and writing for thirteen years, online and in the classroom, helping students reach their academic and professional goals. In addition to teaching, she's developed writing coursework and has authored nearly a dozen books, mostly for young readers, in addition to a broad range of freelance projects. Her education includes an M.F.A. in Writing from Vermont College; a B.A. from Montana State University; a post-graduate certification in writing pedagogy from Antioch University LA; and two professional resume writing certifications.