Maria V. Snyder published her first novel Poison Study in 2006, a title which went on to win the Compton Crook Award for Best First Novel. Continuing this remarkable fantasy series, Maria soon wrote Magic Study and then Fire Study, which became a New York Times Best Seller. Storm Glass, her fourth title, begins a new trilogy, continuing the magical journey of character Opal Cowen.
Maria changed careers in 1995 from being a Meteorologist to a Novelist when she began working on her first novel, Poison Study. She has also published numerous freelance articles in regional magazines and in local newspapers. Teaching fiction writing classes at the local college gives her the enjoyable opportunity to encourage novice writers and to keep improving her craft.
Maria lives in Pennsylvania with her family. For more information about Maria, please visit www.mariavsnyder.com.
"I don’t do too much advance research or outlining for a story (I’ll research as I go). I tend to come up with a character and a problem and then go from there. The style and setting are my own way of writing and are influenced by my upbringing and experiences. Characters tend to be people I’d like to have as friends or people I’d like to read about."
Fantasy Book Review interviewed Maria V Snyder in September 2010, read the full interview here.
Maria V Snyder published her first novel Poison Study in 2006, a title which went on to win the Compton Crook Award for Best First Novel. Continuing this remarkable fantasy series, Maria soon wrote Magic Study and then Fire Study, which became a New York Times bestseller. Storm Glass, her fourth [...]
Opal Cowan Trilogy: Book 2 written by Maria V Snyder
Like the colorful pieces of sea glass washed up on shore, Opal has weathered rough waters and twisting currents. But instead of finding a tranquil eddy, Opal is caught in a [...]
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Opal Cowan Trilogy: Book 3 written by Maria V Snyder
After siphoning her own blood magic in the showdown at Hubal, student glass magician Opal Cowan lost her powers. Immune to the effects of magic, Opal is now an outsider loo [...]
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The Study Trilogy: Book 2 written by Maria V Snyder
Completing her apprenticeship could prove deadly... With an execution order on her head, Yelena has no choice but to escape to Sitia, the land of her birth. With only a yea [...]
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