About

I’m Maria, a freelance writer who specialises in history, archaeology, myth, and mystery.

I grew up in Spain, but in 2004, after completing my degree in Journalism, I moved to the UK, where most of my literary heroes were born. I graduated with an MA in Archaeology for Screen Media at the University of Bristol, winning the Mick Aston prize with my dissertation on Archaeology and the Occult in popular culture.

Over the last decade I’ve worked in television (Time Team, Tony Robinson and the Paranormal), marketing, e-media and social media. I’m a social media manager for the literary magazine The Ghastling and my writing appears regularly in the cult magazine Fortean Times. I’ve also contributed to The Ghastling, Folklore Thursday and Public Archaeology. You can browse some of my features and articles in the portfolio section.

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Fun facts:

  • My surname, “Cuervo”, means raven in Spanish. It’s pronounced [ˈkweɾ.βo]
  • As a child, I dreamed of being a writer, an archaeologist, a private investigator and Willy Fogg (him). I studied Journalism hoping it would involve all of the above. Looking back, it was quite an inspired choice.
  • I’ve got a terrible memory, but I remember the dates, directors and cast of most classic films.
  • I studied Latin and Classical Greek at school.