Maurice M. McKiernan is a right-brained individual with a propensity for all things artistic. He began piano lessons at age four, and soon began performing in recitals and competitions, eventually recording eight music albums. Maurice attended Indiana University—Purdue University Indianapolis, where he was named a “Top 100 Student” of the college and graduated with a degree in philosophy. In his free time, Maurice enjoys writing stories, creating music, and performing in civic theater. He lives in Indiana with a high-maintenance Siamese cat.