Maria Samuela writes for children and adults. She’s been published in the School Journal and had stories translated into five Pacific languages. Her stories are broadcast on National Radio and her adult stories have appeared in Turbine, Sport, and Takahē. She has an MA in Creative Writing from Victoria University and was the 2018 University Bookshop / Robert Lord Cottage summer writer in residence. Maria is of Cook Islands descent and lives in Wellington, New Zealand. She is completing her first collection of stories for adults.