Maria Fox is a former academic and literature professor. When she was little, her dream was to learn all the languages in the world so that she would never be a stranger no matter where she went. As an adult, she earned Ph.D. in Comparative Literature (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1996). She taught at Georgia Southern University and Eckerd College.

As Maria Stadter Fox, she is the founding editor (2007-2011) of H. D.’s Web, an online journal dedicated to the American poet H. D. (http://www.imagists.org/hd/hdsweb/index.html). She has published in scholarly journals and given presentations at academic conferences. With Zara Martirosova Torlone, she translated and published two plays by Russian poet Marina Tsvetaeva (Soul and Passion: Marina Tsvetaeva’s Classical Plays, 2012.)

Maria led her local chapter of the Florida Writers Association, the St. Petersburg Writers Group, December 2017 – November 2019.

If she is not writing stories, Maria may be found crocheting, crossword-puzzling, watching Carolina basketball, or repelling persistent Florida wildlife from her house.