You can hear Maria reading from the opening of her story, "The Yalta Conference," on The Southern Review's website.
Maria's story, “The Storm,” was mentioned on the Ploughshares blog.
Maria's story, “The Foreigner,” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize by Fifth Wednesday Journal.
Actress Gia Battista reads Maria's short story, “The Foreigner,” at Stories on Stage in Davis, California.
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.