Maria Toth has a background in journalism. Her work, including children’s stories, has appeared in The Los Angeles Times and the San Bernardino Sun. She is a Reading Buddy at local schools and has appeared on Storytime, a children’s television program. Her middle grade novel Butterfly Hollow, set in the great depression, came out in 2013. Her favorite holiday is Halloween. She enjoys ghostly tales and reading epitaphs at historic graveyards.