Maureen Lee (1932 – 31 December 2020) was a British novelist of one hundred and fifty short-stories and dramatic historical romance novels. In 2000, her novel Dancing in the Dark won the Romantic Novel of the Year Award by the Romantic Novelists' Association.
Maureen Lee was born in Bootle, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, near Liverpool during World War II; and lived in Colchester, Essex. She attended Commercial College and became a shorthand typist. She married Richard, and they had three sons including DJ and House music producer Dave Lee (formerly known as Joey Negro).
She published over one hundred and fifty short-stories, before publishing her first novel Lila in 1983. Since 1994, she continued to publish dramatic historical sagas mainly set in her home city of Liverpool.
Maureen Lee died on 31 December 2020 at the age of 88.