BIOGRAPHY: Paul Maher Jr. was born in Amarillo, Texas on December 6, 1963 where his father was stationed in the Air Force. Shortly afterwards he moved to Lowell, Massachusetts where he remained through childhood. Upon graduating Dracut High School, a subrub of Lowell, Maher joined the United States Navy where he served in the Gulf conflict aboard the U.S.S, Ramsey. Upon discharge, Maher moved back to Lowell. He attended classes at Middlesec Community College and University of Massachusetts at Lowell where he obtained an undergraduate degree in American Studies. He later completed a Master’s degree in Education with a concentration in English. From 2004 through the present, Maher both authored and edited five books for publication.
Kerouac: The Definitive Biography – Taylor Trade Publishing 2004
Empty Phantoms: Interviews and Encounters with Jack Kerouac (Thunder’s Mouth Press) 2005
Jack Kerouac’s American Journey: The Real-Life Odyssey of On the Road (Thunder’s Mouth Press) 2007
Kerouac: His Life and Work (Taylor Trade Publishing) 2007 (revised, formerly Kerouac: The Definitive Biography)
Miles on Miles: Interviews and Encounters with Miles Davis (Chicago Review Press) 2009
Tom Waits on Tom Waits: Interviews and Encounters (Chicago Review Press) 2011
Visions of Kerouac w/ Stephanie Nickolopoulos (Taylor Trade Publishing) 2013