University of Arizona Campus  •  March 10 - 11, 2018  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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March 10-11, 2018 (9:30am - 5:30pm)

Maria Nieto Cancelled

This author has cancelled their attendance with the Festival.

Maria is a professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at California State University, East Bay where she has been involved in underrepresented minority recruitment, teaching and research for over 29 years. Her first work of fiction, a murder-mystery/crime-drama entitled "Pig Behind The Bear," has won four awards to date. Maria’s second novel, "The Water of Life Remains in the Dead," was ranked #5 on the Latino Author’s top ten list for 2015 and named a 2016 Next Generation Indie Book Award Winner. Both novels feature a feisty Chicana who uses her Revlon lipstick like a talisman as she works to investigate crimes against the most vulnerable among us - immigrants and children. Maria’s writing uses history, science, and dark humor to force us to see the unseen, the victims we never knew, those killed and abused under the cover of nightfall.

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Pig Behind The Bear
Fiction / Literature
Floricanto/Berkeley Press
October 2012
ISBN 9781480093676
202 pages
The author will make this book available for sale at the Author Pavilion during the Festival.

It is 1971, one year after the killing of famed LA Times reporter, Ruben Salazar. More/less

The Water of Life Remains in the Dead
Fiction / Literature
Floricanto/Berkeley Press
November 2015
ISBN 9781519146182
202 pages
The author will make this book available for sale at the Author Pavilion during the Festival.

Published by Floricanto and Berkeley Presses, Maria Nieto's newest novel treats the reader to a fast paced drama told with grit and undercoated with humor. More/less

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