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Maria Savva

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in London, The United Kingdom




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June 2008

Writer of novels and short stories, multi-genre. Maria's short stories have appeared in the BestsellerBound anthologies and the Mind's Eye Series of books.

Currently working on her 6th novel, a new collection of short stories, and book 5 in the Mind's Eye Series.

Maria is also a music blogger at the Real Rock And Roll blog: and Soundwaves Review:

Look out for current news about her writing on her website (address details above).

I met Catherine Rose about ten years ago. We had both chosen the same publisher to publish our books. I'd just published A Time to Tell, and she'd just published The Bone Cradle. We met at a marketing seminar in Brighton that was set up by our publisher. We later attended the London Book Fair together to promote our books. We've kept in touch ever since. She's a great friend and a talented writ... Read more of this blog post »
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A Time to Tell

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Second Chances

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I really enjoyed this book. Having read No Good deed and Living the Dream, I was looking forward to reading this one. Tim Baker is a brilliant writer. His novels are always full of humour and plenty of twists and turns. "Eyewitness Blues" is another ...more
" Rosie wrote: "So glad I spotted this on Twitter, fab interview, well don ladies."

Thank you, Rosie! :)
" Julie wrote: "I read Amelia's Story - great read!"

Have to find time to read it! I have so many unread books on my Kindle!
" Julie wrote: "Working full time must make it difficult to write. I no longer go out to work but each day is extremely busy, even without writing. It's ...more "
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message 1: by Bree

Bree this space looked all blank and i didnt like that so im writing in it! Maria is a great friend who is caring and always answers your messages!

message 2: by Maria

Maria Thanks Bree! Looks much better now it's not so blank!

Rosemary Maria, your exploration of dysfunctional family life looks fascinating. You write on a subject of continual interest to me.

message 4: by Maria

Maria Thank you for your comment Rosemary, and I hope you enjoy reading the novel.

Andrea Kulman Hi, Maria. Thanks for being a friend on Good Reads. Andrea M. Kulman, Author of The Drama Unfolds.

Letitia How is London lately? Haven't been there in... my gosh, six years. Do you do all your writing in London or do you travel for research...?

message 7: by Maria

Maria Hi Letitia, I don't live in London now, I'm in Hertfordshire but my parents still live in London so I visit quite a lot. It's a great City, but at the moment I'm happy living closer to the countryside. I was living in London when I wrote my first two novels and both are based in London, just because I'm familiar with the City I suppose. I think I tend to write about things I know about or have experienced and so there's not too much research required. Also, if you read my books you will see that they are quite character driven. I think as a writer you tend to absorb things around you and then they come out in the writing, if that makes sense!

Andrea Kulman Hi, Maria. Thanks for responding... :o)

Andrea Kulman Hi, Maria. The book is on it's way...

message 10: by Andrea

Andrea Kulman Hi there. Just wondering if you have received it yet.

message 11: by Daniel

Maria, I've added Coincidences and your other book to my to-read list.

message 12: by Andrea

Andrea Kulman Thanks for the wishes of luck... :o)

message 13: by Barbara

Barbara Hi Maria!
Thanks for the friend request! Hey, silly question! Do you speak spanish? If so, that's really cool because so do I!:) Well, take care and have a great day!

message 14: by Barbara

Barbara Sorry about that! I was raised with the mentality that I shouldn't stereotype anyone... I never thought it would apply to names, too! hee hee :) Umm... you do look a little hispanic and Maria is a common hispanic name, so.... I jumped to conclusions. Once again, my sincerest apologies! :) So, have any plans for the week/ weekend? Well, hope all is well and have a great day! ;)

message 15: by Barbara

Barbara Thanks for understanding! Really appreciate it! And I hope you as well have a great day!;)

message 16: by Bradley

Bradley Greetings and salutations, I hope you are having a good day. =)

message 17: by Janie

Janie Pendleton Thank you for the invite! Looking forward to reading your reviews and work!

Janie Pendleton, Novelist

Shawnette Hi, Maria...nice to meet you and WELCOME to goodreads...Congrats on your books...and best of luck in the future...looking forward to chats, reviews and any/all recommendations...have a blessed weekend...and Happy Reading & Writing :-)

message 19: by Lee

Lee Thanks for being my goodreads buddy, Maria!

My new romantic suspense, The Twist is a Bookstrand #1 Bestseller! A story of mind-bending control and unnerving metamorphosis, The Twist unravels the tale of a hotshot consultant as he struggles to foil a plot to steal $12 million and to rescue the feisty, female scientist who has stolen his heart.



Lee Silver
"Romance With a Twist"
THE TWIST, BookStrand #1 Bestseller

Brigid *Flying Kick-a-pow!* hi! thanks for the add! :D

message 21: by Andrea

Andrea Kulman Hi Maria. I saw that you were online at the same time. I hope you are having a very blessed day. Andrea M. Kulman, Author of The Drama Unfolds.

message 22: by Andrea

Andrea Kulman Hi there. I hope all is well with you...

Stacy-Deanne Stacy-Deanne Hello, just passing through to say hello! Look forward to being your friend here! Best Wishes!

message 24: by Daysha

Daysha Thanks!!!!

Stacy-Deanne Stacy-Deanne Hello, I posted a sample of Melody on my page. Check it out and vote if you want to! Best Wishes!

message 26: by Liz

Liz Hey Maria,
Thanx for adding me,

message 27: by Liz

Liz Hey Maria, your welcome. Thank you for being my friend on Goodread's.

Have a blessed day,

message 29: by Jeannie

Jeannie Faulkner Barber Thanks Maria for the recommendation!I'll have to check it out.

message 30: by Liz

Liz Hey Maria,
Thanx for the book recomendation,
I'll have to check it out,

Stacy-Deanne Stacy-Deanne Hello, sending warmth and love your way!

message 32: by Wendy

Wendy Laharnar Hello Maria,
I entered the contest on Cindy Bauer's site. She wrote a lovely review of your novel, A Time To Tell. Congratulations.

message 33: by Letitia

Letitia Thanks for the good wishes, Maria. Always happy to find a fellow author.

message 34: by Chase

Chase Von Hi Maria and I just wanted to thank you for the connect here:)

I do hope this message finds you well


Chase Von:)

message 35: by Beth

Beth Hi Maria,
Thanks for befriending this US mystery author!

message 36: by Saleh

Saleh Hi.What We Talk About When We Talk About Love?PLZ Answer The Question In My Profile.

message 37: by Saleh

Saleh Thanks For The Answer.

message 38: by Andrea

Andrea Kulman Hi Maria. I thought I would drop in to see how you are. I hope 2009 is treating you GREAT!

Marts  (Thinker) Hi Maria
Thanks for the friendship!!

Christine Hi from down under Maria. Stopped by to see what’s new with you.
Please take a look at SFA.

Blessings CJ

message 41: by Lisette

Lisette Brodey Hi Maria:

It's such a pleasure to meet you! I visited your website. I love the way you've done it! Great WINDOW into your world.

Best wishes,

message 42: by Jessie

Jessie Happy Friday to you Maria!

message 43: by Roger

Roger Cottrell Hi Maria,
Thanks for the friendship on Goodreads. As a writer myself, I am looking forward to reading your books

Rosemary Maria, thank you so much for the glowing Amazon review you gave What Remains. You certainly boosted sales.

I've just received my copy of A Time to Tell and look forward to it--though my mother will probably read it first. She is staying with me to recover from hip surgery and is enjoying my home library.

Again, many thanks!

message 45: by Sanaz

Sanaz Hi Maria,

Thanks for the friend's request.


message 46: by Julie

Julie Powell Love your website...good, clear, giving all the information needed. I tend to ramble - you'll have to give me some pointers!

message 47: by Ida

Ida Plassay Hi Maria!
Thank you for acknowledging one of my books that I recommended, and added to your list of, to read books. I thank you very much!
Just in case I didn't...May I recommed both my books.
"Love of a Lifetime& Abandoned Love"

Christine Hi Maria, stopped by to see what's new with you. Have a great week.
Blessings CJ
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message 49: by Ilyn (last edited Mar 12, 2009 05:31PM)

Ilyn Ross Hello Maria,

How are you? Thank you for being my friend. Good fortune on your books. I wish you all the best for 2009 and always.

Please visit these groups when you have a chance: Happy & Brainy Group, To the Glory of Man, Reason Reigns, and Goodreads Tea Party. Have a marvelous week. Warmest regards.

message 50: by Ilyn

Ilyn Ross Hi Maria. Thank you for the good wishes. May you have everything good. Best regards.

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