Maria de Lourdes


I am a bilingual writer born and raised in Veracruz, Mexico, currently residing in the state of Washington. I write novels, short stories and children’s books. I wrote my first novel, Los Hijos Del Mar (The children of the sea) because I wanted my sons to know their ancestry and to be proud of their heritage. The story, set during the late nineteenth century in México and in Spain, is based on the lives of my ancestors, the Victorias, who made a name for themselves in México’s pharmaceutical industry, and the Muguiras, Spanish immigrants who found success cultivating and trading coffee seeds. The novel weaves both families’ sagas into a shared destiny and their intertwined tales becomes, finally, the love story of my parents. Click here to read a chapter of Los Hijos del Mar.

My second novel, Más allá de la Justicia (Beyond Justice) is a farewell to my former profession as a litigator. Through the first-person narrative of my three characters, I bring my reader into the harsh world of our criminal justice system, the complex lives of the accused, and the people who work, relentlessly, in the pursuit of justice. While the novel is not a memoir, my work as a public defender influenced my writing, and the process became therapy, allowing me to understand how the experience had shaped me. Click here to preview Mas Alla De La Justicia

A number of literary journals have published my short stories. The theme that seems to permeate my prose in that genre is the struggle that Latinos face in the United States. My characters are often working women trying to survive in a country that is not their own. The inspiration for the stories often comes from the people I try to help in my current work as a mediator.

I particularly enjoy writing for children. I find the process uplifting, and a good source of balance, especially when the substance of my adult work is often dark, and daunting. The more I explore and learn about this genre, the more it calls to me, especially when I am around my grandchildren, who are my best, and most devoted audience.


Talleres con el grupo Seattle Escribe en la biblioteca de Seattle, WA. (Junio 2016)


Círculos de Lectura en Español - tercer jueves de cada mes

Presentación de Libro Bilingüe “Llegaron a casa con un bulto / They came home with a bundle”

 Fecha: 31 de Mayo, 2014 @ 2:00 pm

Lugar: Biblioteca Publica de Seattle, cuarto piso, sala dos









Book Club en español 

Fecha - Tercer jueves de cada mes 

Lugar: Newcastle Library, WA

Estamos encantados de anunciar el lanzamiento de nuestro primer círculo de lectura de Literatura en Español. Este es un encuentro amistoso entre personas que comparten un interés por la cultura y la literatura española y latinoamericana. Las reuniones se llevarán acabo el tercer jueves de cada mes a las 7:00 de la tarde para conversar y discutir un libro previamente asignado, en un ambiente relajado e informal. Autores y profesores de literatura han seleccionado cuidadosamente nuestra colección de literatura en español. Ven a conocer a otros lectores y a mejorar tu apreciación sobre la literatura en español.

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Talleres de Narración: Seattle Public Library


Empezando en Octubre del 2014: Una serie de talleres en español en la biblioteca pública de Seattle. Los talleres son tres sábados (el primer sábado de cada mes) y gratis para el público.

Si quiere registrarse por favor registraese en mi boletín aquí here.







Seattle University Conference: "The Search for Meaning Book Festival"

Estoy encantada de ser una de 45 autores participando en el “Search for Meaning Book Festival” en Seattle, Washington el sábado, 15 de febrero

Para más información: conference website. 

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