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The Chosen of Gaia
Screenwriter M. Mariz Dives into Young Adult Literature
At 16 years old in her Rio de Janeiro home, M. Mariz had a very vivid dream about a boy invited to live on an advanced and hidden planet. The dream stuck with her after her move from the Brazilian capital city to Southern California, where she brought it to life in novel form.
“Growing up we lived in more than 10 different houses, and I went through several schools. I know all too well the feeling of being the new kid,” Mariz said. “Moving from Rio to California was even harder, as I didn’t know anyone here other than my husband; I basically had to leave everything behind to start a new journey, just like the Klein family in my book.”
The Chosen of Gaia tells the story of 15-
Readers should prepare for adventure, humor and suspense in this fast-
“The Chosen of Gaia is a novel that not only takes the readers into an atmosphere
of fantasy and suspense, but also promotes the values of diversity and self-
Shaping stories is nothing new to Mariz, who has produced more than 20 plays throughout her colorful career in live performance. She’s also acted for 15 years in theater, television and movies, and admits she’d love to take on the role of her book’s character Caroline if The Chosen of Gaia were developed for the big screen.
Mariz is a lawyer in addition to her many artistic talents, but writing has taken over as her greatest passion. She writes screenplays and novels in both Portuguese and English. She has multiple plays and sketches featured in theaters, including a teenager play that was performed by young Brazilian celebrities all over the country, and has written many other plays for different Brazilian companies. She lives with her husband in Orange, California, where she is constantly developing ideas for new stories to tell.