Maria is always in two places at once: her physical location and whatever world her books have taken her to. A born traveler, Maria has lived in eleven countries across four continents, and it’s this same exploratory spirit that sends her diving into book after book.
While working on her BA in literature, Maria studied abroad in Mexico and Argentina and, after graduating from American University, moved to South Korea to teach English. But it was a few years later while teaching early literacy in Singapore that she realized her true passion was connecting people with stories which inspired her to pursue a career in publishing. Since graduating from the Denver Publishing Institute in 2016, she has been working towards her publishing goals and is thrilled to be part of the Corvisiero team.
In fiction, Maria will read just about anything, but is most drawn to books that straddle genres like historical fantasy or mystery with a literary bent. In nonfiction, she’s partial to pop psychology, memoir, and history, particularly if it focuses on regions and eras that are less researched and represented.