" Congratulations on your placement in the competition. A very touching book, one that can be appreciated by readers of all ages." - Bruce Haring, Los Angeles Book Festival
"The author's sense of humor abounds ... she respects and admires the creatures around her that touch her life, and communicates both their charm and her fascination with them ... this is a polished and impressive book." - Reviewed by Stephanie D. for Readers Favorite
From the Author
Maria writes a weekly community column, "From Fourth Neck
," for the Western Edition of The Southampton Press. Her essays have appeared in The Press Box
in both the Eastern and Western editions of The Southampton Press, as well as in The Press of Manorville and Moriches. Her wildlife stories have also appeared in the South Shore Monthly
, the Great South Bay Magazine
and In the Eyes of the Wild: An Anthology of Wildlife Poetry and Short Stories
Maria, a passionate gardener and wildlife enthusiast, invites and welcomes all wildlife into her garden. Her extensive native and natural garden, certified as a wildlife habitat by the National Wildlife Federation, has been on display in several East End garden tours.
Maria lives in East Quogue with her collie Christie, her parrot Pablo and all of her "wild-friends.