Maria Dean

Maria Dean is an author from Yorkshire in England where she lives with her husband, two boys, and her faithful Boston terrier. Her short stories have appeared in various publications and range from fantasy and science-fiction to the supernatural, but for the long haul, her heart remains rooted in romance. An avid reader, she can be known to devour a book in a day especially if there's a twist in the tale or a swoon-worthy main character. She's more than prepared to have her heart broken by a good book, just as long as it's put back together again by the happily-ever-after. When she isn't reading or writing, she can be found walking her dog in her local woods, usually dreaming up her next novel or listening to an audiobook. 


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Winner of Writing Magazine's Spirit Short Story Competition 2021

In Human Spirit, the everyday trundle to the supermarket becomes much more than the mundane task we perceive it to be.

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Runner-up in Writing Magazine's Antihero Competition 2021

Will you be rooting for the antihero in this crime noir short story?

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Runner-up in Writing Magazine's 750 Word Competition 2022

Sometimes, all it takes is a biscuit or two for unspoken hurts to be heard.

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