Maritza Solis is currently attending the University of North Texas; she has one semester to graduate with a degree in Journalism and Spanish. UNT was he first chose because they had great journalism school. She always wanted to be an author, but she put that dream in paused to become a writer for a Literature Magazine or Spanish magazine. She is very proud of being Mexican-American; both her parents immigrated from Zacatecas, Mexico to live the “American Dream.”
She wants to show her parents that:
Maritza is the second youngest out of five siblings. She was born in Ontario, California in a suburban neighborhood, everything near by, and she had an almost perfect childhood. Until, her parents decided to move to Texas, the state where she thought they rode horse to school (nobody really ever talked about Texas in the west coast). She was twelve when she, her sister Elizabeth and parents moved to Round Rock, Texas.
Maritza really discovered her passion for books when she was in the eight-grade. She has read from Teen Fiction, Romance, Horror, SyFy, poetry, and short stories etc. Her favorite novel is Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen; it opened up the world of British literature. She fell in love with style of writing, like if they were reciting a poem. This led her to get a hold of any feminism literature she could fine, in English and in Spanish.
She is a huge fan of the Los Angeles Dodgers, and she hopes one day she will marry the Shortstop rookie, Corey Seager. Her family loves watching baseball, soccer, and old movies. Her dad influenced her love for classic black & white films in Spanish, while her mother thought her to cook Mexican cuisine. Maritza is very close to her family, she talks to her mom everyday and talks to her siblings at least twice week; family is very important to her.
In 2015, she had the great idea of creating a website where she could share her thoughts and knowledge of literature that has created an impact in her life. She hopes that this website will open doors for her after she graduates. Maybe you’ll see her work soon published in Harper Magazine or Latina; let’s cross our fingers.