Maria was born in Santiago, Chile, grew up in Queens, New York, and currently resides in Phoenix, Arizona. Maria’s two adult children now live away from home and she has quickly adapted to an ‘empty nest’.
Maria’s interest in writing began when she sneaked into her grandmother’s closet and borrowed her romance novels, at the time Maria was only ten years old. It was after reading a dozen books that Maria fell in love with art of storytelling. Consequently, she wrote her first short story at the age of eleven.
When not working, reading, or entertaining friends, Maria can be found writing on her laptop. You may connect with Maria on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/mariapiork