Hi, I'm Maria. Welcome and thanks for stopping by. I been writing for an audience for the past five years, focusing on topics such as fitness, nutrition, food, health and last but not least book reviews. I also do my fair share of academic research writing. 

I have loved to read as long as I can remember. I am almost never without a book in hand. I will read any format but my one true love is the real hard copy book.

Writing the personal essay is something that came naturally to me. The words tend to pour out of me and many of my essays actually write themselves, so to speak. My subject matter is broad. I write about topics that interest me and am always working to improve my writing skills. Check out some of my essays under "Recent Posts" on the right side menu

Food is another big area of my life. I have been an avid cook for decades and can literally cook the hell out of anything due to sheer practice. I am not always happy about cooking under the gun but feeding my family well is a priority and a commitment that I take seriously though I still need to remind myself of this on those especially hectic days with no end in site.

Everything I Ate! One Woman's Personal Food Journey from Childhood to Today is my first self-published collection of food themed essays available on amazon.com.

Nutrition, natural health, fitness, and natural medicine such as homeopathy. round out my interests. 

You can also find my reviews and essays on Medium.

I can also be found on InstagramTwitter, Facebook, and Pinterest.

I talk books here.