People history forget: their lives revealed…

People history forget: their lives revealed…

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My Publishers
THE MODEL SPY, Milford House Press, A Division of Sunbury
THE POINT OF VANISHING, Milford House Press, A Division of Sunbury
EDEN WAITS, Milford House Press, A Division of Sunbury
PARLOR GAMES, Doubleday, A Division of PenguinRandom

Press Kit Bio
Maryka Biaggio is a psychology professor turned novelist who specializes in historical fiction based on real people. She enjoys the challenge of starting with actual historical figures and dramatizing their livesfiguring out what motivated them to behave as they did and recreating some sense of their emotional world through dialogue and action. Doubleday published her debut novel, PARLOR GAMES, in 2013. Her second novel, EDEN WAITS, was published by Milford House Press in 2019. In 2021, Milford House Press released THE POINT OF VANISHING and in 2022 THE MODEL SPY. Her fiction has won several awards, including Willamette Writers, Oregon Writers Colony, Historical Novel Society Review Editors’ Choice, La Belle Lettre, and U.P. Notable Books Award (U.P. is the Upper Peninsula of Michigan). She has served on the Board of the Historical Novel Society North America Conference since 2015.

She has read at bookstore events, visited numerous book clubs (in person and virtually), given radio interviews, and contributed several guest blogs.
She's an avid opera fan and enjoys gardening, art films, and, of course, great fiction. She lives in Portland, Oregon.

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