Maria has published "Poetic Soul: Moving Gracefully to a Fresh Beat" and “A Snack of Love, A Bite of Success”. She is also a lecturer, teacher, mentor and an amateur painter/artist. Writing poetry since she was a teenager, she continues to be inspired by excellent motivational speakers such as, Les Brown, Norman V. Peale, Jim Rohn, John C. Maxwell, Glenford Smith, among many others. A resident of New Providence, Bahamas, Maria is currently pursuing a doctorate in business administration and has attained a master’s degree in human resources management. A stickler for excellence, Maria believes in optimization of one’s talents and skills. Consequently, she hopes to inspire everyone with whom she comes in contact to do the same despite challenges; self-actualizing and rightfully harvesting of success. Follow her on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and her blog: www.poetmellowflavor.com.