Maria V. Snyder
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Maria V. Snyder

When Maria V. Snyder was younger, she aspired to be a storm chaser so she attended Pennsylvania State University and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Meteorology. Much to her chagrin, forecasting the weather wasn't in her skill set so she spent a number of years as an environmental meteorologist, which is not exciting ... at all. Bored at work and needing a creative outlet, she started writing fantasy and science fiction stories. Over a dozen novels and numerous short stories later, Maria's learned a thing or three about writing. She's been on the New York Times bestseller list, won a half-dozen awards, and has earned her Master of Arts degree in Writing from Seton Hill University, where she is now a faculty member for their MFA program.

When she's not writing she's either playing volleyball or traveling (she's been to 65 countries so far and has no plans to stop!). Being a writer, though, is a ton of fun. Where else can you take fencing lessons, learn how to ride a horse, study martial arts, learn how to pick a lock, take glass blowing classes, and attend Astronomy Camp and call it research? Maria will be the first one to tell you it's not working as a meteorologist. Readers are welcome to check out her website for book excerpts, free short stories, maps, blog, and her schedule at www.MariaVSnyder.com.

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    • By: Maria V. Snyder
    • Narrated by: Gabra Zackman
    • Length: 12 hrs and 23 mins
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    • one of my favorite book series 😍

    • By Dawn B on 04-05-19

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    Choose: A quick death...or slow poison....

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    • Fantasy, with a touch of romance.

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    “The answer is no, Lyra”, my mother utters her favorite - I swear - phrase. No means I have to travel with them to another planet - again. No means leaving all my friends 50 years in the past. Thanks, Einstein....

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    • By Anonymous User on 05-02-19

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    When word that Yelena is a Soulfinder - able to capture and release souls - spreads like wildfire, people grow uneasy....

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    Laying hands upon the injured and dying, Avry of Kazan absorbs their wounds and diseases into herself. But rather than being honored for her skills, she is hunted....

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    After siphoning her own blood magic in the showdown at Hubal, Opal Cowan has lost her powers....

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    Oddly enough, when Yelena was a poison taster, her life was simpler....

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