Maria will be at the following events in 2018 and 2019:

For those unable to attend my events, but would still like a signed and personalized book, you can order copies through Cupboard Maker Books! They have all my book titles, but shipping is US only. To order books either call the store at 717-732-7288 or email them at

July 13-15, 2018 Guest of Honour at Ad Astra 2018! at (Sheraton Parkway North Toronto Hotel, 600 HWY-7E, Richmond Hill, Ontario, CANADA). Ad Astra is a not-for-profit, volunteer-run, weekend-long, science fiction, fantasy and horror event with a focus on authors and other creative professionals. The weekend includes discussion panels and presentations on a variety of topics including writing, publishing, TV and movies, science and costuming, as well as many events including book signings, a meet and greet with our Guests, writing workshops, our Masquerade costume competition, book launches, a Saturday night dance, and live music. The website is updated and registration is open!

August 24-25, 2018 Special Guest Speaker at 2018 Quills Conference (Salt Lake City Marriott University Park, 480 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, Utah 84108). The Quills Conference is a professional writer's weekend. Come learn from industry professionals what you need to be successful in writing and publishing. This two day event is packed with presentations on poetry, prose and screenwriting. Conference meals include Friday dinner and Saturday lunch.

November 1-4, 2018 World Fantasy Convention WFC 2018 at (Baltimore Marriott Renaissance Harborplace Hotel, at 202 East Pratt St, Baltimore, Maryland, 21202). WFC2018 plans to explore all forms of safe havens. From churches to oases and ports, sanctuaries for the body and refuges for the spirit, no place offering respite to the characters in our favorite fantasy, horror, and weird tales will be ignored-including the bars. (WFC is a writers' convention in a port city. We can't forget the bars.)

June 2019 Master Guest at FyreCon 2019 (Weber State University Davis, 2750 University Park Boulevard, Layton, Utah, 84041). Fyrecon is three day conference on art and writing on science fiction and fantasy. More details forthcoming!

Anyone interested in scheduling Maria for a writing workshop/presentation, a reading, or a signing (or for all three!) is welcome to contact Maria at maria AT MariaVSnyder DOT com

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