When Angels Play Poker was launched in May 2017.

In May 2018 Maura was awarded “Book of The Year"-Spirituality by Pacific Book Review.

In 2019 she as received a 5 star review from "Reader's Choice Awards", 

and a Gold Badge (highest ranking) from International Book Reviews.

Per a recent review:  "Given its storyline, character development, wit and wisdom, O’Leary has written a novel, which is just as enlightening as it is entertaining. When Angels Play Poker is an endearing novel that will certainly bring a smile to readers’ faces. Maura’s book would be perfect for fans of Mitch Albom’s and other inspirational books about spirituality."

She also won the prestigious Laurel award as  Best short story of 2018 at the 

Novel Writing Festival for her piece “Becoming Fearless”.

Maura believes she was divinely guided to write her first book, and she’s just starting to work on Book #2 in the 3 part Angel series. 

When she's not writing, Maura is certified as a Reiki Master, Medium and Angel Card Messenger and is also a success business executive, who lives in the suburbs of Boston.