MariaPowers_2015Maria Powers grew up in Southern California. She graduated with a degree in English from Mount Saint Mary’s University in Los Angles and promptly entered the Business world. By day she works in Affordable Housing wrangling contracts and agreements with several government agencies, and by night she writes kickass heroines and tough heroes with sensitive hearts ready to be tamed by the girl next door or beaten into submission by the witch on the corner, whatever works.

Maria is a member of the Romance Writers of America®, a national nonprofit trade association whose mission is to advance the professional interests of career-focused romance writers through networking and advocacy. Additionally, she’s a member of three of the four local chapters, Los Angeles Romance Authors, Orange County Chapter – RWA, and East Valley Authors. Currently serving on the Board for the Los Angeles Romance Authors, Maria has been active in the local chapters through her service at the chapter levels and as part of the committee that created the Inaugural California Dreamin’ Writers Conference in 2013 and then again served for the 2015 conference.

Maria is currently working on a Paranormal Romance series set in the San Gabriel Valley. COYOTE WALKS, the first book in the series, was a 2015 finalist in the prestigious Golden Heart® contest sponsored by Romance Writers of America®. COYOTE WALKS is currently on submission.