Edgar Allan Poe and Sylvia Plath are the authors that got me interested in reading and writing in high school. Ever since then, I have been writing and wanting to publish my own novel. My first writings were romance and horror, which were written by hand and are still in my possession. However, through the years I let go of writing horror and kept with the romance. Maybe at some point, I will get back to writing horror again but for now romance is in the future.
My novel is called Never Knew. It is the first book that has been written and published.
Never Knew is a romantic suspense about Lexi-Anne, a hotel owner. She has her flaws and is new to the hotel business. The fact that she trusts a little too easily can be a good and bad thing but she has a lesson to learn about who she can trust.
Playing with my Shichon dog, Minnie, is always entertaining. Listening to music always helps with the inspiration and gets me in a good mood. Some of the music I like is by Abba, Queen, and Bee Gees. I also have favorite artists like Barbra Streisand and Barry Manilow. Reading thrillers, romance, suspense, and mysteries are also part of my activities.
Maria Elena Martinez was born in Miami, Florida to Cuban parents and lives in Coral Gables, Florida. Her passion is writing suspense, women's fiction, and poetry. When she is not behind the computer, her time is spent with her mother, who is disabled, and the rest of the not so small family. Her Shichon dog, Minnie, keeps her active and entertained.