Born in Sweden in the early 1970's, Maria showed a large interest for books at an early age. Even before she was able to read or write, she made her mom staple papers together into booklets she filled with drawings of suns and planets. She proudly declared them, "The Sun Book." She also claimed, to her mother's horror, that her being on Earth was a big mistake and that her alien family would come and bring her home at any moment.
The passion for bookmaking stayed with her through her teens; instead of drawing suns, she now wrote science fiction stories for her friends
As an adult, Maria's creativity got an outlet through playing bass in a number of rock bands, and through writing web pages for various companies and organizations. In 2006 she started role playing online, and writing stories together with people from around the globe awoke the slumbering urge to create books. She met her husband Mike when role playing, and moved over to him in the US late 2008.
Besides writing and playing bass, rescue dogs are close to her heart, and the couple lives with two Border Collie mixes and one American Eskimo.