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Maria V. Snyder

Pennsylvania, USA

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Maria V. Snyder switched careers from meteorologist to fantasy novelist when she began writing the New York Times best-selling Study Series (Poison Study, Magic Study and Fire Study) about a young woman who becomes a poison taster. Born in Philadelphia, Maria dreamed of chasing tornadoes and even earned a BS degree in Meteorology from Penn State University. Unfortunately, she lacked the necessary forecasting skills. Writing, however, lets Maria control the weather, which she gleefully does in her Glass Series (Storm Glass, Sea Glass, and Spy Glass). Maria returned to school and earned a MA in Writing from Seton Hill University where she is currently one of the teachers and mentors for the MFA program. Her latest novel, Outside In follows her debut young adult novel, Inside Out. Readers are invited to learn more about Maria and read excerpts of all her book on her website at



Convention Guest Appearances:
   Another Anime Convention 2011 - October 14-16 in Nashua, NH
   Another Anime Convention 2015 - October 16-18 in Manchester, NH
   MarsCon 2018 - January 12-14 in Williamsburg, VA
   Ad Astra 2018 - July 13-15 in Richmond Hill, ON

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