About The Author

Maria V. Snyder

Meteorologist turned novelist, Maria’s been writing fantasy and science fiction since she was bored at work and needed something creative to do. A dozen novels and numerous short stories later, Maria’s learned a thing or three about writing.

She is best known for her Study series. . Her first novel, Poison Study, was published on October 2005, and won the 2006 Compton Crook Award for Best First Novel.

She’s been on the New York Times bestseller list, won a half-dozen awards, and has earned her MA degree in Writing from Seton Hill University where she’s been happily sharing her knowledge with the current crop of MFA students. She also enjoys creating new worlds where horses and swords rule, ’cause let’s face it, they’re cool, although she’s been known to trap her poor characters in a giant metal cube and let them figure out how to get out.


Touch of Power
Book #1 in Healer Series
By Maria V. Snyder

I have this strong belief that you should read someone’s books in the order they have been published, because usually the last ones are better than the first ones. Of course this is not a rule, and it doesn’t really apply here either. I had high hopes after reading Poison Study last year. It’s not…

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Poison Study
Book #1 in Study Series
By Maria V. Snyder

I picked up this book last night. It was late and I couldn’t sleep. I didn’t intend to read it all, but just a bit, just a chapter or two, to clear my mind. Oh, what a terrible mistake 😀 What I didn’t know is that you can’t read just a bit of it. This book…

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