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Cupboard Maker books is thrilled to offer Maria V. Snyder’s signed and personalized books!


Maria signs orders roughly twice a month, so the personalization may add an additional 2–3 weeks to order processing time. If you do not want a personalized copy, please let us know in the order checkout comments and we may be able to ship your order a little sooner.


When Maria V. Snyder was younger, she aspired to be a storm chaser in the American Midwest so she attended Pennsylvania State University and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Meteorology. Much to her chagrin, forecasting the weather wasn’t in her skill set so she spent a number of years as an environmental meteorologist, which is not all. Bored at work and needing a creative outlet, she started writing fantasy and science fiction stories.


Over twenty novels and numerous short stories later, Maria’s learned a thing or three about writing. She’s been on the New York Times bestseller list, won a dozen awards, and has earned her Masters of Arts degree in Writing from Seton Hill University, where she is now a faculty member. Her favorite color is red. She loves dogs, but is allergic, instead she has a big black tom cat named…Kitty (apparently naming cats isn’t in her skill set either). Maria also has a husband and two children who are an inspiration for her writing when they aren't being a distraction. Note: She mentions her cat before her family.

Maria V. Snyder holding a cat in front of a bookshelf

When she's not writing she's either playing volleyball, traveling, or taking pictures. Being a writer, though is a ton of fun. Where else can you take fencing lessons, learn how to ride a horse, study marital arts, learn how to pick a lock, take glass blowing classes and attend Astronomy Camp and call it research? Maria will be the first one to tell you it's not working as a meteorologist.


Readers are welcome to check out her website for book excerpts, free short stories, maps, blog, and her schedule at


When placing your order, please be specific! If your name is Catherine, but you prefer Cathy, type “Cathy.” We cannot guarantee personal messages. Once personalized, books are not returnable. 


Pre-orders cannot be combined for shipping and will be shipped separately. At this time, Cupboard Maker Books is only shipping to addresses in the United States.

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