Maria J. Andrade was born in Ecuador, South America, and raised in New York and California. Her latest fiction novel, Defiance and Redemption is based on a true story about 20th Century women in her family. These women's bond of friendship moves the reader through decades and destinies. It blends personal and historical events into a collective dramatic, and page turning coming of age tale, of self determination, passion, and sisterhood.

Maria Andrade’s books for children and adults is found in a variety of genres. They focus on the theme of relationship and personal transformation.You can see the vairety of her writing on her website, www.booksasfriends.com

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