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Maria Lima

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Born
in Matanzas, Cuba
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Tanya Huff, Charles deLint, Neil Gaiman,

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January 2010

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I write dead people...no really.

I'm a writing geek with one foot in the real world and the other in the make-believe.

Sometime before the Revolution, I was born in Matanzas, Cuba, to a family of voracious readers and would-be writers.

In 1961, when it was clear that the situation wasn't going to change, my family emigrated to the United States, where I then discovered the magic of books...loads of books. Starting with the public library, followed by the Scholastic book sales in elementary school, then on from there.

As a child, storytelling was part of our family dinner hour, when my father, who dreamt of becoming a writer, spoke of heroes, heroines and battles royale. In this was mixed a love of both fictional and non-fictional worlds, of his
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The Truth about Vampires

Mystery Readers Journal: Paranormal mysteries (volume 26:2, June, 2010) Paranormal Mysteries cover

My love and fascinating for vampires and all that stalk the night goes back to my early days, growing up in a house full of books and no restrictions on what I read. This essay explains why I love them.

Table of Contents for this journal issue:

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“Dear Abby,
My boyfriend won't suck my blood. I've offered, I've cajoled. I've even begged, even though begging is totally humiliating and degrading because I'm so afraid that if he doesn't, he's going to die. Oh, and did I mention he's a vampire? No, really, the undead kind.

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Confused in Texas.


Dear Confused:
What the Fuck!?”
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“At the place where they sleep, the melody sneaks inside, touching flesh, skin, mind and thought, some feelings turning to love and beauty, others to
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“more money than the crooks at Enron and less taste than a drunk after a bottle of tequila”
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message 3: by Kris

Kris Neri Good to connect with you, Maria. Thanks for the add.


Cheryl Landmark Thanks for accepting my friend request, Maria. I'm looking forward to reading "Matters of the Blood".


message 1: by Beth

Beth Hi Maria,
Thanks for befriending this fellow Goodreads author!


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