Maria Scrivan is a New York Times bestselling author and award-winning syndicated cartoonist.
The first book in her graphic novel series, Nat Enough (Scholastic/Graphix), launched on April 7th, 2020, became an instant New York Times bestseller. It was followed by: Forget Me Nat, Absolutely Nat, Definitely Nat, and Nat for Nothing. The fifth book in the series, All is Nat Lost, will be available in Spring 2024. She is also a contributor to Marvel’s Super Stories which will release in October 2023.
Maria’s comic, Half Full, is syndicated by Andrews McMeel and available on GoComics.com/half-full. It appeared daily in newspapers nationwide including the LA Times for the last ten years.
Her cartoons have appeared in many publications including MAD Magazine, Highlights, American Bystander, Prospect Magazine, Parade Magazine, and Wired. She also licenses her work for hundreds of greeting cards.
Maria is available for author events, cartoon workshops, school and library visits, and speaking engagements both virtually and in person.
In addition to schools and bookstores, she has presented at the Winter Institute, ALA Booklist, Brooklyn Book Festival, Moccafest, Decatur Book Festival, Toronto Comics Arts Festival, School of Visual Arts, Society of Illustrators, TMtalks.org, New York Comic Con, San Diego Comic Con, Crossroads Columbus, the Charles Schulz Museum, and at An Unlikely Story with Jeff Kinney.
When she is not writing or drawing, she loves running in the woods, cycling, yoga, and cuddling her dog.
Maria lives in Connecticut, close to New York City.