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Where is she now? Maria V. Snyder ‘88: meteorologist, renowned author, and award winner

We first heard of Author Maria V. Snyder in the Fall 2010 issue of LionTracks.  She was working on her novel, Outside In.  This book Image 1was published in March 2011 and has recently won the Prism Award given by the Fantasy, Futuristic and Paranormal (FF&P) chapter of Romance Writers of America (RWA).  Additionally, her tenth novel, Touch of Power, won the Golden Leaf Award from the New Jersey chapter of RWA.

Snyder is known for immersing herself in her writing…literally.  She has gone to great lengths to better understand her subject matter, including learning how to fence, ride a horse,  pick a lock and so much more.  By fully understanding the Imageexperience of her characters, she can more aptly describe their journeys, thoughts, and emotions.

Thanks to her tenacity, creativity, and willingness to try new things, Snyder recently signed a new contract with her publisher for another four more books.  Her latest, Scent of Magic, was released in  December 2012. It was the second of her “Healer  books” (the first being Touch of Power).  Her next book, Storm Watcher,  is scheduled to be released in October of 2013. To see an event listing of her book signings and appearances, click here (


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