Maryka Biaggio is a psychology professor turned 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 January 2013. Her second novel, Eden Waits, was published by Milford House Press in August 2019. It was selected as an Editors' Choice in the February 2020 issue of Historical Novels Review.
Awards and Recognition
- Maryka Biaggio's fiction has won Willamette Writers, Oregon Writers Colony, and La Belle Lettre Awards.