Maria Stephenson

Five years ago, Maria was trapped within an unhappy toxic marriage.  Then her fortieth birthday happened and she wrote herself a ‘living bucket list.’

Top of it was to escape her relationship and to find herself again, ticking off items from her list as she went.  So when she isn’t jumping out of aeroplanes or falling off horses, she’s been pouring her experiences out into poetry in the hope they may help other women trapped in abusive relationships.

Her debut collection, Poetry for the Newly Single Forty Something, is the result.

Now, with an MA in Creative Writing under her belt and a thriving teaching ‘business’ writing courses, she can continue ticking off more items.  Still to come is swimming with dolphins and completing the London Marathon amongst many others.  Life really does begin at forty.

Oh, yes, and she has that Novel well under way...

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