Veteran freelance writer, Maureen McDonald, produces work for regional and national publications. She contributed to history books on auto show models, the city of Royal Oak, and the history of technology. She taught at WSU, UoM-Dearborn, and UoD-Mercy. She sits on the board of the Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame and the Detroit Press Club. An avid bicyclist, she lives in Southfield with an energetic chihuahua, works on her great American novel, and dabbles on Facebook.