Before, Afdre, and After …

Before, Afdre, and After (My stroke . . . oh what fun)

2017 PW Before,

“When Maureen Twomey was only thirty-three years old, she experienced a massive stroke-one that took away her ability to read, write, walk, and even speak (AAAAAAAHHH!!). Well, she wasn’t about to go down without a fight …

In Before, Afdre and After, Twomey offers a sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes comical, and ultimately inspiring glimpse at what it is to lose everything when you’re supposed to be in the prime of your life-and what it takes to get it back, piece by tiny piece.”


“What’s so funny and inspiring about a stroke? Now I know..”

(Read more here):


Dear President …



Dear President Donald Trump,


I hear you need a new nation security adviser. You’re in luck! I would be a great nation security adviser.


Actually, I really don’t know much about what nation security adviser does. I was a copywriter in advertising. But like you, I watch TV news and regular shows. I didn’t watch The Apprentice (sorry). However, I’ve never gotten fired from my real job, so that’s a plus don’t you think?


I didn’t vote for you, but unlike Michael Flynn, I’ve never lied. Well, I once stole a candy bar when I was 9 years old. But someone saw what I did (it was my Dad) so I had to go back to the store and tell the manager what I did. She was mad at me, but she just warned me to never do it again. Thankfully, I’ve learned my lesson!


Anyway, let me know when I can start the job. Thanks!



Maureen Twomey

“What an amazing person you are …”

Before, Afdre, and After (My stroke … oh what fun)


“What an amazing person you are Maureen”
By Kathy Storga

“Imagine one day going through your daily routine, and the next thing you remember is being told that you will have to relearn how to walk, talk, read and write. This happened to a high school classmate of mine, Maureen Twomey, at the age of 33, after suffering a massive stroke without warning.

Maureen is a UCLA graduate and a successful advertising professional who was in the prime of her life. (I wish that I could say we were friends in HS instead of acquaintences – definitely my loss.)  I read her book, “Before, Afdre, and After” in one sitting. (Not many books capture my attention to do that.) I highly recommend it!

The two things Maureen’s stroke did not take from her was her sense of humor and her passion to fight to get her life back. What an amazing person you are Maureen!!”




PEZ Presidents

eMail: “Maureen Twomey, has new recommendations for you based on items you purchased or told us you own.”


“Presidents of The United States Volume 9 – Pez Limited Edition Collectible Gift Set (Obama, Clinton, Bush)

by PEZ Candy …”

PEZ PresidentsOoh! also says, “Frequently Bought Together”:







Whoohooo! I’ve never purchased PEZ on … Well maybe I will wait until the new President (2017) also gets a PEZ of them.

Thanks for the heads up Amazon!


; )

New Resumé! (?)


I never thought I was an artist too, but maybe I am? What do you think:


New Resumé:

Somewhat Good Drawings etc.

by Maureen Twomey



Sally the Snow Girl  (second grade)

Sally 9



I’m the third on the right. A sophomore, I played xylophone. 

; )

m.v.h. 2


1987 (?)

Bag guy 1989



1990 — (No, this is not a real ad)

Honda A. 1991



1993 – When I was in the ad Traffic department:




1994 – (Band-Aid on my left finger)

Finger 2004




Can Do Draw me?




1999 – Chiat/Day  (or TBWA\Chiat\Day)

Chiat:Day art


I drew this in 2014, but in June 2000, I had a huge stroke (D’oh!!!), so I was in the hospital …

(I wrote a new book, Before, Afdre, and After (My stroke … oh what fun) :





August 2000 – (I use to be right handed, so this is my left hand)


First Name 2000



2009 – Homework:


Latin Roots 2009



2011 – (Me) 





February 28, 2016, the Oscars:




I hope you enjoyed my work … I think I should contact an art gallery so they can display my art too? Wish me luck!