MARIA ESPINOSA grew up on Long Island and had lived most of her adult life in the San Francisco Bay Area. For many years she taught English as a Second Language and creative writing. A recent transplant to New Mexico, she feels that her roots are finally beginning to penetrate the hard, dry desert earth. Maria has published four novels. Among these, Longing received an American Book Award, while Dying Unfinished received an PEN Oakland Award for Literary Excellence. She also published a critically acclaimed translation of George Sand’s
Lélia. For more information, see her website: www.mariaespinosa.com.