About Maria Elena
Maria Elena Alonso-Sierra is an award-winning romantic suspense author with a unique point of view. Her award-winning suspense novels, The Coin and The Book of Hours, take place in locales across Europe and the United States, reflecting her international upbringing and extensive time as a global traveler. In them, her characters, Gabriela and Richard, walk the same paths as their creator, though her life was never in so much danger.
Her short story collection, The Fish Tank: And Other Short Stories, is a twice Silver Medal winner. This collection takes the reader on a ride across all genres, including tragic tales of survival from ordinary Cuban citizens in the 1960s (based on the author’s own experience of exile).
She released her first detective novel, Hanging Softly in the Night: A Detective Nick Larson Novel, in November 2020, in all retailers with worldwide distribution. She also has a very creepy, horror short story, “Retribution Served”, which is part of an Anthology of Short Stories. Readers can read it here under Other Writing on the Menu bar.
She holds a Masters in English literature. When not writing, she roams around to discover new places to set her novels.