Maria Malone is an experienced ghostwriter and non-fiction author with several Sunday Times bestseller credits.

Her credits include The Frog Princess (Penguin), the memoir of Miss England director, Angie Beasley, whose life in a bleak northern town was transformed when she became a beauty queen.

Other credits range from celebrity memoirs to TV tie-ins such as Popstars: The Making of Hear’say (Andre Deutsch), Hear’say: Our Story (Granada Media), The Tube Exposed (Andre Deutsch), and Planet Ustinov (Simon & Schuster).

For many years Maria worked in UK television production, initially in news and features at Yorkshire TV in Leeds. Her TV credits include: The Legend of The Tube and The Best of The Tube (Channel 4), On Location with Arthur C. Clarke (Discovery Channel), Pick of the Week (ITV), King of the Road (BBC).

Based in Johannesburg, South Africa from 1995-97, she developed ideas for the Family Channel US. She produced Wildtrack, a ground-breaking children’s factual series set in the South African bush. Narrated by James Nesbitt, the series was made by Initial Film and TV and commissioned by CITV in the UK.

As a senior in-house producer and writer at ITV, Maria was responsible for special features for DVD across a range of flagship drama and entertainment shows. She produced the DVD for Popstars: The Rivals, the show that created Girls Aloud, as well as behind-the-scenes features on Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway, Prime Suspect with Helen Mirren, Poirot with David Suchet, Henry VIII with Ray Winstone and Helena Bonham Carter, and Dr Zhivago with Sam Neill and Keira Knightley.

Maria has also ghosted celebrity fiction. In 2009, she was one of nine writers in London chosen to participate in a poetry and fiction workshop at the home of the late Kenyan writer Khadambe Asalache as part of Lambeth Council’s Readers and Writers Festival, in conjunction with the National Trust.

Maria began her writing career with Westminster Press as a trainee reporter on a regional newspaper in her native north east before moving to Yorkshire. She was Women’s Editor on the Telegraph and Argus in Bradford and is a former Yorkshire Press Awards Journalist of the Year and Feature Writer of the Year.

She is a member of the Society of Authors and East Anglian Writers. Read more at Maria’s Amazon Author Page.

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