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Welcome to my website! I am beyond thrilled to introduce you to my second published children's book, "I AM TUCO", and to tell you a bit about myself.

But first, more about the children's books! 

My books are perfect for children, young readers, teachers, and anyone that loves dogs, cats and a heart warming story as much as I do.


Meet Tuco—the three-legged wonder dog, and embark on a heartwarming journey with the resilient canine with an indomitable spirit.
From overcoming adversity and spreading joy, Tuco's true story will inspire you and make you fall in love with the real-life dog. Discover the world through Tuco's eyes as he demonstrates that true strength comes from within. Join Tuco on an unforgettable adventure of courage, love, and the power of embracing one's uniqueness.

Inspired by Tuco’s true story, it will make you fall in love with the real-life tri-pawed dog.

"Just Our Tony":

"Little Tony lives in the big city of Regina where he likes to pounce on leaves and grasshoppers.  Most of all, he likes to visit the house with the red front door.  But, when two mean cats hurt Tony, he needs help and knows just where to go.  

A sweet story about seeking help, "Just Our Tony" teaches young readers about empathy and adoption"

Was a best seller in the Friesen Press Bookstore!

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Behind the pen

Even as a young child, Maureen would conjure up stories in her imagination, sharing them with anyone who would listen. Maureen is a dreamer who saw animals in the shapes of the clouds and lived in the books she read and continues to read.  Maureen has developed her storytelling and writing quite a bit since then, but the thrill of language and creation she first discovered as a child has never gone away.  She has been writing professionally since retiring in 2021, after 33 years in a policing career. 

Maureen lives in Saskatchewan with her family and their wonderful, adopted cat Tony and their new charcoal lab puppy Carbon.

Tony, a striking Tabby cat, is the inspiration for her first book, "Just Our Tony".

Tuco, a sweet, three legged boxer dog  blessed them when he came into their lives.  He was the inspiration for "I AM TUCO".

Maureen has no intention of slowing down anytime soon. Please get in touch if you have any comments, questions, suggestions, or just want to say hello.​​      


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"I AM TUCO" has been published! 

Get your copy of this inspiring story at:

Paperback (pre-order now with a release date of December 1, 2023):

Hardcover (pre-order now with a release date of December 1, 2023):

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Just our Tony

It’s been a long time coming, but the wait is over!!

"Just Our Tony", the first book from Maureen R Wilkie, has been published!

"Just Our Tony" is NOW available at all major on-line retailers!



Barnes & Noble

Friesen Press Bookstore

The eBook is also available on Kindle, Apple Books, Google Play

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...the kids loved this story and related to how Tony was feeling. Strongly recommended read for any unique family situation.


...Makes your heart happy...beautifully written and highly recommended.


A lovely story about kindness and the love tha can be found with a "chosen"family - even in the animal world.


"We all deserve a cozy nook, a great book, a warm drink and some peace"

Maureen R Wilkie

Cozy Winter
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