Originally from Veracruz, Mexico, Maria de Lourdes Victoria is an award-winning author whose work has been published internationally in English and Spanish. Her third novel "La Casa de los Secretos" will be published by Planeta in July, 2016. Maria's first novel "Los Hijos Del Mar" (Ediciones B, 2005, was a finalist for the Mariposa Award (Best First Novel in Spanish) at the International Latino Book Awards in Washington, D.C. Her second novel. "Más allá de la Justicia" (2010) took third place in Barcelona, Spain, at the prestigious Premio Planeta de Novela book awards. Maria’s short stories have appeared in prominent literary journals, such as Nimrod and Quercus Review. Her social justice articles and stories have been featured in numerous legal journals.
As a former litigator and university professor, María is an experienced and accomplished public speaker in both English and Spanish. She has been a featured reader at the Rainbow Book Fest in Washington, the Guadalajara Book Fair, the port of Veracruz, Mexico, the Mexican Consulate in Washington, as well as numerous local libraries and universities throughout the U.S.A and Mexico.
María is a member of many literary organizations, such as Seattle Escribe, Los Norteños, Los Eñes, the Society of Children’s Book Writers, Cove Rincón and Las Comadres. She has been a writer in residence at Hedgebrook and Centrum, where she has been invited to teach creative writing workshops.
Originally from Mexico, Maria currently resides in Seattle, Washington and California. She is presently writing her fourth novel.
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