Gothic Mexican Fiction, The Wise and Wily Curandera & The Cursed House
Thriller, Therapist and Patient conflict, M/F Dialogue
Non-Fiction Self Help, Redefining Superwoman
Middle Grade, Abuela introduces the new cousin, Mexican accent
Humor, Whack parenting advice
Who is Maria?
I am a Los Angeles native who is proud of her Mexican heritage. A graduate of the UCLA School of Theater, Film & Television, I have appeared in over 45 films and television shows, such as Lucifer, Shameless and Grey’s Anatomy. I have been a private acting coach for many years, and now enjoy being the acting coach for Burbank High School’s drama program.
An avid reader and self proclaimed book nerd, I read and review over 100 books a year. I have turned that passion into a career in audiobook narrating, and bring character development, accents, and deep understanding of text to my work.
I am a busy wife and mother of both daughters and fur babies, but still manage to serve on the board of directors for Colorado’s Wild Animal Sanctuary.
Skills and Training
Dialects: Mexican, Irish, Russian, British, French, German, Arabic
U.S. Regional Dialects: Southern, Texan, New York, Wisconsin
Coaching: Julie Wilson, Jesse Bickford, Paul Alan Ruben, Johnny Heller, PJ Ochlan, Deyan Institute Masterclasses, New England Narrators Retreat, Don Baarns, Andi Arndt, Ronnie Butler, Erin Bennett