Maria V. Snyder
Maria V. Snyder has been writing fiction and nonfiction since 1995. She has published numerous freelance articles in magazines and newspapers. Poison Study (LUNA Books, 10/05) was her first published novel.
Born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Maria earned a bachelor of science degree in meteorology at Penn State University. She discovered, much to her chagrin, that forecasting the weather wasn't one of her skills.
Her research on food-tasting methods with an expert chocolate taster, her husband, turned out to be a delicious bonus while writing her novels. Maria has a brown belt in Isshinryu karate, and enjoys playing volleyball and the cello.
Maria lives with her husband, son, daughter and yellow lab in Pennsylvania.