Maria Sansalone resides in Springfield, Massachusetts, with her husband, Jim, a college math professor, and an almost 10-year-old house bunny named Aurora. She actively keeps the memory of her son, William, alive by working with both the Connecticut Valley Mineral Club and Griffin's Friends Children's Cancer Fund, and by writing stories she knows he would have loved to have heard.
Maria holds a Master of Arts in Oral Traditions from The Graduate Institute and a Bachelor of Arts in English from American International College. By day, she is an associate editor primarily responsible for cross-reference for Merriam-Webster Inc., the dictionary and reference publishers.
Maria is traditionally published as the story editor and parent co-author of Childhood Brain & Spinal Cord Tumors, O'Reilly. Dragon Fights For Good: We Walk As One is her first self-published story.
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Dragon Fights For Good: We Walk As One
(5.00 from 1 review)
By Maria Sansalone
Published: September 27, 2013.
Watercolor Art by Artist Frederick C. Wilda highlights this dragon fantasy featuring Dragons, of course! And humans, a volcano, and a long history of differences between dragonkind and human peoples. From the eagle of Aesop fables to the legend of Beowulf: A MODERN TALE OF DRAGON BATTLE and THE WORLD ACCORDING TO DRAGONS.
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- A Halo Too Deep (a flash fiction story)
on Oct. 01, 2013
Graceful writing and a solid read for any age. I thoroughly enjoyed it---and I promise never to follow any beautiful woman beyond the buoys.
- The Land of Miu
on Oct. 30, 2013
I feel so fortunate to have found "The Land of Miu" by Karen Lee Field! Out of all the books I've come across for middle grade/YA/young people, this story is the first I've read that considers the real possibility of "How does a young person learn to trust and love a stepfather, even a good one?" I love geology, I include geoscience in my own stories, so a world built out of ancient caverns and fire wells is awesomely fascinating to me! Thanks and well done.
- Open Minds (Mindjack Trilogy #1)
on Dec. 01, 2013
I think this book is as close to perfection as you can get for the first of a YA trilogy. It has suspense and intrigue and secrets the military doesn't want the world to know built around a world full of extraordinary beings. Jackers should rule readers---instead, they're hunted to extinction and for illegal experimentation. Kira is a perfectly imperfect "zero" to hero with swoon-worthy male counterparts.