Maria Shield writes YA and adult fantasy, romance, and science fiction. She was raised in Kansas but has since lived all over the world, from Korea to Japan, finally ending up in her current location in Hawaii with her husband and pets. She is passionate about Japanese culture, ancient history, and feminist activism.
She also loves helping other writers find their communities and sharing craft tips and tricks. This often means she’s participating in a critique group somewhere or starting one herself.
When she isn’t writing, Maria can often be found doing the 3 R’s: Reading, Running, and Researching.
To contact her you can email at mariashield.author @ gmail. com