Maria Staal


Being an Author, Freelance Writer and Mad about Architecture, I have self-published four books. Of those only the last two books, 'Time zones, Containers and Three Square Meals a Day' and 'More stories of Time Zones and Containers', are available in ebook format.
I recently have moved back to my native country, the Netherlands, after having spent almost 10 years travelling around the world.
I now blog about the ups & downs of being a self-published author on my personal website, while working part-time and gathering ideas to write more books.

Where to find Maria Staal online

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Tussen containers en tijdzones
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 82,530. Language: Dutch. Published: November 13, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Ocean transport
'Tussen containers en tijdzones' is het verhaal van het leven aan boord van een vrachtschip waar het avontuur nooit ver weg is. In dit onderhoudende reisverhaal kijkt de schrijver terug op haar avonturen op het containerschip Serenity River. Een ongewone reis in een wereld die meestal onzichtbaar blijft. Maar wat gebeurt er als er midden op de Atlantische Oceaan plotseling een orkaan opsteekt?
More Stories of Time Zones and Containers
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 17,910. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Ocean transport
A chemical spill out of a container and a collision with another ship. The adventures of life on the high seas continue in 'More Stories of Time Zones and Containers'. A collection of 16 untold short stories 'More Stories' is a fitting sequel to 'Time Zones, Containers and Three Square Meals a Day'. The authors recalls further adventures on board some large container ships that travel the world.
Time Zones, Containers and Three Square Meals a Day
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 78,760. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
Deadly pirate attacks and a near collision with an oil tanker are just two of the dangers faced by the crews of today's container ships. 'Time Zones, Containers and Three Square Meals a Day', is the story of life on the high seas, where real adventures still exist. The author recounts her adventures on the container ship Serenity River in this entertaining narrative travelogue.

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