Maria de Lourdes

Victoria

I am a bilingual writer born and raised in Veracruz, Mexico, currently residing in the state of Washington. I write novels, short stories and children’s books. I wrote my first novel, Los Hijos Del Mar (The children of the sea) because I wanted my sons to know their ancestry and to be proud of their heritage. The story, set during the late nineteenth century in México and in Spain, is based on the lives of my ancestors, the Victorias, who made a name for themselves in México’s pharmaceutical industry, and the Muguiras, Spanish immigrants who found success cultivating and trading coffee seeds. The novel weaves both families’ sagas into a shared destiny and their intertwined tales becomes, finally, the love story of my parents. Click here to read a chapter of Los Hijos del Mar.

My second novel, Más allá de la Justicia (Beyond Justice) is a farewell to my former profession as a litigator. Through the first-person narrative of my three characters, I bring my reader into the harsh world of our criminal justice system, the complex lives of the accused, and the people who work, relentlessly, in the pursuit of justice. While the novel is not a memoir, my work as a public defender influenced my writing, and the process became therapy, allowing me to understand how the experience had shaped me. Click here to preview Mas Alla De La Justicia

A number of literary journals have published my short stories. The theme that seems to permeate my prose in that genre is the struggle that Latinos face in the United States. My characters are often working women trying to survive in a country that is not their own. The inspiration for the stories often comes from the people I try to help in my current work as a mediator.

I particularly enjoy writing for children. I find the process uplifting, and a good source of balance, especially when the substance of my adult work is often dark, and daunting. The more I explore and learn about this genre, the more it calls to me, especially when I am around my grandchildren, who are my best, and most devoted audience.

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Maria de Lourdes Victoria

Las obras de Maria de Lourdes Victoria, originaria de Veracruz, México, han sido laureadas a nivel internacional. Sus obras se han publicado en España, Argentina, México y Estados Unidos. Su primera novela Los Hijos Del Mar (Ediciones B, 2010) fue galardonada en Washington, D.C., como finalista del Premio Mariposa y como la mejor novela histórica en Español. Su segunda novela, Mas Allá de la Justicia, recibió el tercer lugar del Premio Planeta, 2010, en Barcelona, España. Su tercera novela, La Casa de los Secretos (Planeta, 2016) será publicada en Julio del 2016. Sus cuentos cortos han sido seleccionados y publicados por prestigiosas revistas literarias internacionales como Nimrod y Quercus Review. Actualmente escribe su cuarta novela, así como una serie infantil. Los datos de la autora y sus obras se encuentran en la pagina web en www.MariaDeLourdesVictoria.com

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Mas Alla de La Justicia
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