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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 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 a sense of their emotional world through dialogue and action. Doubleday published her debut novel, PARLOR GAMES, in 2013. EDEN WAITS, based in the true story of a utopian community founded in the 1890s, was published by Sunbury Press in August 2019. 

Her fiction has won Willamette Writers, Oregon Writers Colony, and La Belle Lettre awards. She prides herself on crafting carefully researched and realistic fiction. She travels extensively, is an avid opera fan, and enjoys gardening, art films, and, of course, great fiction. She lives in Portland, Oregon, that edgy green gem of the Pacific Northwest. Visit her website at



Eden Waits
Eden Waits

Author:  Maryka Biaggio