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Maria Lima

Sometime before the Revolution, Maria Lima was born in Matanzas, Cuba, to a family of voracious readers and would-be writers. After her family emigrated to the United States, Maria discovered the magic of books. She started writing her own stories and has been at it ever since. Her writing turned corporate as she used her journalism degree and cranked out marketing copy, feature stories and book reviews. The fiction muse kept calling and in the spring of 2005, was finally fed as Maria's first published short story, "The Butler Didn't Do It" was published in Chesapeake Crimes I and garnered an Agatha Award nomination for Best Short Story. Maria spends most of her days working as a Senior Web Project Manager in the DC area. Her evenings and weekends are spent writing.
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Q. What’s your best quality?

A. Tenacity. I will finish. I will get it done.

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. Becoming a published writer. My mother always thought I'd do this...I was never so sure.

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. Singing. I love music and have a passable voice, but I'd love to be able to sign like a pro.

Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

A. Reading and watching genre TV/movies.

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