Buy my novel The Decision They Made and I will donate 50% of my book sales to The Alannah & Madeline Foundation. Help me to help this Foundation keep up their valuable work with abused children.


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Debut Novel

Two sisters, Amelia and Simona Lillostra, share a secret. One so distressing to them it is never to be revealed. What they didn’t count on is a young Russian man entering their lives, a man related to Amelia’s Russian lover from WWII.
When TV anchor, Larissa Mina meets Alexey Dubrovsky at an awards night, neither has any idea there is a secret in both their pasts. What is this dark family secret and why were two loving sisters torn apart?

Buy this edition of this novel or the edition with the white cover (as shown above) and I will donate 50% of my book sales to The Alannah & Madeline Foundation. Help me to assist this worthy Foundation, they help abused children.

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Xenure Station: A Billion Light Years

A sci-fi short story

Dawa and Zenac want to escape from The Enforcers. They have three hundred followers who want to do the same. Why do they need to do this and who are The Enforcers? This is a thrilling sci-fi short story of a power couple wanting to keep humanity safe. Can they achieve this? If you enjoy science fiction, science fantasy and stories of heroes who do good for all, this short story will certainly keep you entertained.

The Studio

A crime short story

Raymond is accused of a crime he could never commit. To prove his innocence he will have to betray his friend. Does he understand the consequences of his actions?

- Reviews -

The Decision They Made - Maria P Frino

I have nearly finished reading the book and all I can say is wow!! What an incredible piece of writing, I am really enjoying your writing style, the characters are ablaze with personality and as a reader I can wholly relate to their predicament. Please keep writing and I look forward to reading more. Kind regards, Kim Dowman, UK (via email)

The Decision They Made - Maria P Frino 
Thank you for your novel. I thought it was really good.  The storyline was intriguing ( ...a few late nights as I couldn't put it down! )..I love the fact that it was very believable. I am not a fan of plots that are too far fetched. I am looking forward to your next one!
Thank you, Claire Ross, UK (via email)

The Decision They Made
The times in which the events in the book took place, makes the story quite plausible. The research, the sequence of interspersing the various events, both cleverly executed. The story captivated the imagination and was difficult to put down. Once again, well done, Aldo Barnaba, AUS (via email)

Xenure Station: A Billion Light Years

Dystopian - 4 stars

I recieved this copy through voracious readers and now leaving a voluntary review. This is a short read of only 49 pages. The world building is written nicely. For a short story It keeps you gripped until the end. Natalie Power (UK)

Xenure Station: A Billion Light Years

Interesting short read, enjoyed.

I don't read a great deal of sci-fi but found the description of this intriguing so thought I'd give it a go, and I was glad I did. The story was well written and kept my interest, and the characters were interesting and well described. A good portrayal of a dystopian future. bigfishybob (UK)

Xenure Station: A Billion Light Years

Sequel please!

I don’t normally read science fiction but found this to be a very interesting little story. Hope the author decides to publish a follow up to this as I would like to know what happens in the future! Claire (AUS)

The Studio

Great little read!

The author has combined mystery and empathy with a gentle lesson in accepting others no matter how quirky they seem. Once I started reading, I had to keep going til I finished! I look forward to seeing what else this new author has to offer (I have already purchased their second short story!) Claire (AUS)

The Decision They Made

Maria's debut novel The Decision they Made is a fantastic read spanning three generations, several countries and two families bound together by past decisions and what a decision it was!  You will be kept guessing till the end to find out what led to such a decision and how this affected generations to come.  I look forward to reading more from Maria.  Well done! Jenny Brundle (AUS)






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Novels and Short Stories

Maria has made a career of using words to communicate. Working at WIN4 Television Wollongong, 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 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. 

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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