Maria Savva

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in London, The United Kingdom




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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, as well as the online magazine The Write Launch:

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

Look out for current news about her writing on her website:

New release: Out Of Time

My new collection of short stories, "Out Of Time" has just been released in paperback.

You can find it on Amazon worldwide, and other online retailers.

This collection contains previously unreleased short stories, some of which were featured on The Write Launch in 2017. There are also some brand new stories, and I've included a bonus section with stories taken from the Mind's Eye Series of books.

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Published on December 26, 2020 04:08 Tags: fiction, maria-savva, mind-s-eye-series, new-release, out-of-time, short-stories, the-write-launch
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Description: excerpt from a short story 'Forever Blue', from my collection 'Pieces of a Rainbow'

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There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.”
First and foremost, I am a writer—and a writer is always facing the challenge of a new book. This is, for me, what makes life interesting: there is always a new book to be written, which involves pain, joy, suffering, relief, feelings of a person who is alive. Do I have the fear of failure? Yes. But I can’t be paralyzed by this. To do that, I need to live my life fully, which I do, accepting all challenge and all possibilities. Having said that, I don’t think why this or that happened, and I became a worldwide celebrity. I think: “Am I honest in what I am doing? Can I still talk to my ...more
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Most people see the world as a threatening place, and, because they do, the world turns out, indeed, to be a threatening place.
I was a rebel. I was against everything, and that is actually a good thing to be when you are of a young age. My parents tried to make me behave properly. They tried everything from threats, to complaints about how much I let them down, but nothing worked. They thought they had lost control and said to themselves: “He is mad. He wants to be an artist.” And then they committed me to this institution, and I learned at very young age that I had to fight. I chose not to look at myself as a victim but thought “Paulo, now you are experiencing the difficulties that real artists actually should ...more
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when each day is the same as the next, it’s because people fail to recognize the good things that happen in their lives every day that the sun rises.
If you are open to the world—this means you are open to other cultures, other religions, other places. It allows different cultures to share with each other the best they have, always respecting their own background. From the moment that one is able to understand that the world has a soul and that we are all part of it, we start to pay attention to very subtle things. We start treasuring the small things, the people next to us, the beauty of difference.
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[The New Statesman, February 25, 1933]”
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message 92: by Rodney

Rodney Barnes Hi Maria! Please visit and join us on as we take this wonderful journey as we unfold the life of a young man who lived through a major Traumatic Brain Injury, coma, and had to relearn everything over again. Please take care and be safe. THANK YOU for the friendship!

Christine Hatfield Maria I was wondering if you can autograph your book called coincidences please

Christine Hatfield Maria do you have a facebook?

message 89: by Owen

Owen Jones Hello Maria,

I hope you're well.

Thank's for accepting my request of friendship.

Behind The Smile by Owen Jones
Behind The Smile

message 88: by Marsha

Marsha Hubler Maria, thanks for friending me here in Goodreads. We authors have to stick together and get the word out about our works. Have a great Thanksgiving!

Christine Hatfield Do you have skype?

message 86: by Quentin


Christine Hatfield your welcome and i can't wait to read one of your books and it's great talking to you

Christine Hatfield It's nice to meet you too and you wrote alot of books

Christine Hatfield thanks for being my friend

message 82: by Joe

Joe Gande Just wanted to stop by here to see you and say hello...and say you're awesome!:)Thank you for everything! Have a great day!

Katherine Marple It looks like you are doing great! I'm glad to see.

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message 78: by Julie

Julie Powell Just finished reading Fusion - excellent set of stories. Have posted a review on here and Lulu.

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message 76: by Quentin

Quentin Hope you had a happy Halloween Maria!!!

Nurture Your BOOKS™  - Bobbie Crawford Hi Maria,

Thanks for the friendship! :-)


Katherine Marple You're getting some great reviews on A Time to Tell.
How does that make you feel? Loved? :)

Katherine Marple Hi Maria- Great that you've won the first monthly book club discussion! I can't wait to discuss A Time to Tell with everyone.

message 72: by Vidit

Vidit Hi,
Good to see you here. :)The Fanatic Four

Katherine Marple Hi Maria- Just wanted to say thank you for the christmas card! And wanted to see if you had gotten mine?

I never even noticed that we could post comments on this site. I just read all the ones you posted for the past few months! sorry!

Hope all is going well for this year!

Shalonda Williams-McClendon I got Pieces Of A Rainbow today by UPS. I will try reading it soon. Since it is in short story form I may just be able to do it! :-) I hope that all is well. Peace

Shalonda Williams-McClendon Thank you for the tweets! :-)

Shalonda Williams-McClendon You're very welcome! We have to support one another. I have a new blog post, tell me what you think.

Shalonda Williams-McClendon Hey Maria. Thank you for the invite to friendship. I hope that all is well with you. Many Blessings to you!

message 66: by Jen

Jen Knox Thank you, Maria, for adding Musical Chairs. I hope to read A Time To Tell very soon. See you on "Coffee's Hot"
Warmly, Jen

message 64: by Andrea

Andrea Kulman Hi, Maria. Your new photo is lovely. I just read a review of your book and I had to drop in and say "CONGRATULATIONS"...

message 63: by Keara

Keara Clifford HAPPY HALLOWEEN :) I hope everything is going well for you!!!!

message 61: by Krista

Krista Hi Maria, Thank you for adding me to your list of frineds!

Christine Hi Maria,just dropping by for a visit. I would like to invite you to check out Shadow Forrest Authors for charity and help support illiteracy issues.
We also have a SFA group here on goodreads. Have a great week.
Blessing CJ

message 59: by Jess

Jess Scott Hi Maria, I'm glad you enjoyed the blog novel. Thanks so much for the thorough review ;) (and cross-posting the review on other places!). I think my first two books (writing/editing/publishing/marketing) have exhausted me quite a bit...I'm looking forward to "continuing on a degree" soon (in the process of registering for classes). I think it'd be a nice change of pace.

Thanks again. Have a great weekend; I will send good thoughts/good karma your way in the meantime.


Christine Hi Maria, stopped by to see what's new on your page. Have a great week.
Blessings CJ
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message 57: by Quentin

Quentin Hi Maria -- Just stopped by to see what you've been up to. Let me know when your new collection of short stories will be available. Best -- Quinn

message 56: by D.A.

D.A. Schneider My new book, The 9 Ghosts of Samen's Bane
is available now.

[image error] Have a great weekend!

Jennifer Salaiz Thanks for the add! Just wanted to stop by and say hello. Hope you have a wonderful night.

message 54: by Lisette

Lisette Brodey Hi Maria:

Just passing "through town" and wanted to say hello to you! Hope everything is going great!


message 53: by Cinda

Cinda Maria, thanks for the friendship, make good use of your "in-between" time. Best, cinda williams chima

message 52: by Quentin

Quentin Happy St. Paddy's to you Maria . . . Love your leprecauhns!! (let's keep 'em guessing about that one!) -- Quinn

message 51: by Quentin

Quentin Hi Maria --

Thanks for your recent comment regarding 'Horse Latitudes' in the Amazon UK fiction forum "Why hasn't somebody made the movie??"

Unless the book in question is plot-driven, genre fiction (ala Tom Clancy), gotta stand by the old adage "Great books make bad movies." Great books are the product of great writing. It's all about words. Films are a visual medium. One doesn't readily translate into the other (or with the same effect). I've always felt novelists are closer to musicians or composers than screen writers. Tho I wouldn't mind some Hollywood producer writing me a fat check for the movie rights.

By the way, hope you have a very happy birthday!


message 50: by Ilyn

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

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.

Christine Hi Maria, stopped by to see what's new with you. Have a great week.
Blessings CJ
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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"

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 45: by Sanaz

Sanaz Hi Maria,

Thanks for the friend's request.


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 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

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