For more than thirty years Maura wrote opinion for three New England newspapers and The New York Times, where she wondered if she was the only former projects kid on the exalted Times editorial board. She has been published in dozens of publications and won 45 writing and journalism awards, including the prestigious Scripps-Howard Walker Stone Award for outstanding editorial writing. She contributed to the 1988 Pulitzer Prize for reporting, awarded to the staff of the Lawrence Eagle Tribune, where she was editorial page editor.
After leaving the Times, Maura started her own business, CaseyInk, where she helped organizations and individuals with writing, editing, and public relations. In October 2022 she began a Substack, Casey’s Catch. Maura has frequently lectured on writing and judged writing competitions.
Maura holds a BA in Political Science, magna cum laude, from Buffalo State College and a Master’s degree in Journalism and Public Affairs from the American University. She and her husband live in a 250-year-old farmhouse on ten acres in Connecticut, land which, in retirement, he has turned into an organic vegetable farm. Although she has lived in New England for nearly forty years, she retains an abiding affection for her much-misunderstood, native city of Buffalo, which she still considers home.