July 2017

You can hear Maria reading from the opening of her story, "The Yalta Conference," on The Southern Review's website.

April 2016

Maria's story, “The Storm,” was mentioned on the Ploughshares blog.

December 2015

Maria's story, “The Foreigner,” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize by Fifth Wednesday Journal.

January 2014

Actress Gia Battista reads Maria's short story, “The Foreigner,” at Stories on Stage in Davis, California. 

September 2011

Maria's novel, The Accident, won the 2011 Maurice Prize in Fiction, a $5000 annual prize awarded to graduates of UC Davis' M.A. program.