Maria P Frino has made a career of using words to communicate. Working at a television station, her first paid job, nurtured Maria’s love of words. A move to Sydney to study Communications gave her the opportunity to work with advertising & public relations agencies, corporate companies and newspapers. She has written PR, ads and newsletters for products from food to jewellery, fashion and interiors as well as garden and building products. Both for traditional print media and digital. When she is not writing website content or as a senior reviewer for Weekend Notes, she works on her short stories and novels. Maria writes fiction family sagas, science fiction and contemporary fiction.

Her debut novel, The Decision They Made, is a compelling family saga spanning three generations and three countries. Full of dark secrets, flawed love and a decision no one was supposed to discover. 


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Articles by Maria…

When you buy a book, what influences your purchase?

When you buy a book, what influences your purchase?

What is it that influences you to purchase a book? For me, I like a cover that expresses what the story is about - if it's a thriller, then the cover should convey that feeling to me. Some people need to know more about the story or know the author ... Read More
Book marketing - love it or hate it?

Book marketing – love it or hate it?

Whenever I have spoken with other authors about marketing books, not many of us enjoy this process. We enjoy writing but abhor marketing our titles. For me, as a marketer and web content manager, I thought I would like the process of marketing. In reality, it's a hard slog and ... Read More
Everyone has a book inside them

Everyone has a book inside them

Christopher Hitchens, an American journalist, is quoted as saying this during a conversation with colleagues. Hitchens was known for his sardonic wit. The whole quote (or something similar) is "Everyone has a book inside them, which is exactly where it should, I think, in most cases, remain." ... Read More