Maria Elena Alonso-Sierra

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Hi, everyone. My name is Maria Elena Alonso-Sierra (yes, I know...it is a mouthful). I am originally from Cuba, lived in many places/countries throughout my life, and am now living in beautiful North Carolina.
It is so difficult, sometimes, to say things about yourself, but let me try. I love all things medieval. I love history. As a matter of fact, I have a masters in medieval literature--12th century French Romances to be exact (Chretien de Troyes, etc.). I actually had the privilege of going to the Biblioteque Nationale de Paris to study from the original manuscript of Chretien. Doodling, everyone, is not a modern invention, let me tell you. Apart from the glosses, there were quite a few interesting doodles from, I imagine, bored monks.
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Maria Elena Alonso-Sierra I was awake, yet frozen, my body lax, without will of movement, without stimulus, yet aware. And when the spark reached me, when it embedded itself…moreI was awake, yet frozen, my body lax, without will of movement, without stimulus, yet aware. And when the spark reached me, when it embedded itself within the soft folds of my nightgown, I knew my death would be torture--a spontaneous combustion death, where my body would be consumed by a slow burn for many agonizing hours.(less)
Maria Elena Alonso-Sierra How about many? With my mind, I can turn any event in my life into a mystery. Something about plotting all the time.
But, seriously, I have a few…more
How about many? With my mind, I can turn any event in my life into a mystery. Something about plotting all the time.
But, seriously, I have a few moments in life where I could even have been the mystery. When I was living in New York (way back when--and this will definitely date me), I used to walk home alone from the subway late at night. There was a moment where the Son of Sam was picking victims in my neighborhood, and I actually fit the victimology (physically speaking). So, I could have been stalked by a serial killer and the plot would involve the detective desperately trying to find the killer before he got me. Hopefully it would be my Detective Nick Larson (the novel about him and his love, Laura Howard, will be coming out sometime September this year).
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“He scanned her face quickly and recognized anger rather than fear.
"Are you insane?" His whisper was rough. "This could be a set up."
"And allow this sack of refuse to violate my home undisturbed?" She pushed at him. "No way."
"Listen." Richard refused to budge. "We are at a slight disadvantage here. I don't have a gun."
"But I have knives. The kitchen is at the end of this room, remember?”
Maria Elena Alonso-Sierra, The Coin

“What the hell is going on?" Roberto strode after his wife. "Look at you. What happened? And why is this man waltzing in here as if he pays the rent?"
Men, Gabriela thought, aggravated. Too damn territorial. "Please. Stop acting the wounded macho.”
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“Gabriela found herself mesmerized. This was the man she had met for the first time yesterday--charming, witty, and simply fascinating. Sensing her eyes on him, his smoky gaze turned her way, warm and intimate. Captivated, Gabriela reciprocated.
She tore her eyes away, but not before Richard had seen the response in hers.”
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