Maryka Biaggio is an award-winning novelist who specializes in historical fiction based on real people. She enjoys the challenge of starting with actual historical figures and dramatizing their lives–figuring out what motivated them to behave as they did, studying how the cultural and historical context may have influenced them, and recreating some sense of their emotional world through dialogue and action. Doubleday published her debut novel, PARLOR GAMES, in 2013. Her second novel, EDEN WAITS, was published by Milford House Press in 2019. It was selected as an Editors' Choice in the February 2020 issue of Historical Novels Review. THE POINT OF VANISHING was published by Milford House Press in 2021.
The Pinkertons branded her a crafty blackmailer, but to her Dutch Baron husband she was the most glamorous woman to grace Europe’s shores. Was the real May Dugas a cold-hearted enchantress, an able provider for her poor family, or a free-spirited globe-trotter? PARLOR GAMES is based on the true story of the woman who made headlines not only in her Michigan hometown, but also in New York and London.
THE POINT OF VANISHING2021
Awards and Recognition
- Maryka Biaggio's fiction has won Willamette Writers, Oregon Writers Colony, Historical Novels Reviews, and La Belle Lettre accolades and awards.
Press and Media Mentions
- Maryka Biaggio's novel EDEN WAITS was awarded a U.P. Michigan Notable Book Award in 2021.
- Maryka Biaggio's novel EDEN WAITS was selected as an Editors' Choice in the February 2020 issue of Historical Novels Review.
- Maryka Biaggio's novel, PARLOR GAMES, was named one of “12 Marvelous Novels about the Early 20th Century" by Wiki.Ezvid and its audio version won a J.L.K. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award.