Maria's next novel, HOW TO BUILD A HEART, was featured on BUSTLE magazine! Visit BUSTLE or the "Books" page for a cover reveal and first chapter.
Young adult novelist Maria Padian lives and writes from her home in midcoast Maine. Before devoting herself full-time to fiction she worked as a news reporter, congressional aide, radio essayist and freelance writer. These days, she takes breaks from the computer by playing with her Australian Shepherd, texting her grown children, taking long walks along the beach or feeding logs into the woodstove.
Visit the Books page to learn more about her award-winning novels for young readers.