Maria Arena


A strange thing happened as I sat down to write this bio… I discovered that talking about myself is harder than writing fiction. So, maybe I should just make stuff up instead. Okay, I could write that I’m a doctor – well, actually, that’s true. I do have a DCA from a university, here in Queensland, where I live. Hmm, that’s true too. I do live in Qld, and so love being outdoors, especially if it involves coffee! Not doing so good with the making-stuff-up bit. Um, all right. I could write that I have two published novels called 'Mira Falling' and 'Sisterhood' - my third, Shroudeaters', is due for release any day now! - and that I'm writing a fourth novel (a sci-fi baby this time), and that I love to write short stories and have a few published ones floating around. But all of that would be true, so instead I’ll say this about me… I believe in writer’s block and love deadlines, bad punctuation, and bubblegum-flavoured ice-cream. Ah, now that’s some good fiction!
Happy Reading,
Maria :)

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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 93,740. Language: Australian English. Published: July 5, 2017 . Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
Is immortality a gift or a curse? Would it provide the opportunity to find the answers to the age-old questions that haunt humanity, or would it be a torment to be endured for time without end? The French vampire, Juliana Celeste, knows the answer, but will Christian Carfax, a young idealist from the Antipodes, listen to her?
Mira Falling
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 45,790. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2015 . Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror
How far would you go to achieve fame and fortune? Mira Falling would risk life and limb, although not necessarily her own, to become a star. But there is a problem: her talented brother, Jack, and the new girl in town, Lily Holborn, can't wait to see her fall.
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 56,480. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Abandoned at St Mary’s Boarding School, Heather thought life couldn't get much worse. She was wrong. Waiting for her is the malevolent Sister Merce. As Heather’s misery increases, hope arrives with Amy, a spirited girl whose physic abilities reveal a mystery that will draw two long-dead girls, Jennifer and Rachel, into a liminal space where all four girls must stand against the Sisterhood.