About Maria Weber
Who is Maria Weber and how did she come to write a book? Maria has always been a writer. She kept diaries as a child, which she still possesses. She re-read her dairies from junior high though college and used snippets of that information when writing Chapter 1 of I’ll Be There to Write the Story. She also kept the fairy letters from her tenth to thirteenth years. She had her mother’s poetry to draw from as well as some journals. Maria has written journals and daybooks for most of her life. These were the raw materials she used to prod her memory.
Maria finished college with a BA degree in English and Communications. Her most interesting jobs were with the Colorado Outward Bound School, as an administrative assistant, and with the Association for Experiential Education, as its first executive manager. She also worked as a corporate technical writer for ten years and then as a freelance technical writer.
She claims she is a skeptic. Therefore, when she was developing I’ll Be There to Tell the Story and delving into certain areas of spirituality that some people label “woo-woo,” she could put herself in some readers’ shoes and assume they would be as skeptical and as eager for answers as she was. Maria wanted to know “why” and “how” just as intensely as some readers might want to know these things. While she allowed the story to unfold experientially over ten years, she read books about mother-daughter relationships, co-creating with nature, life after death, shamanism, synchronicity, friendship, channeling, healing the body and emotions through writing and art, and automatic/intuitive art. She included some of this information as resource material in the Workbook section of I’ll be There to Tell the Story.
The subject of intuitive drawing obsessed her and still does. Where do the messages come from that move the artist’s hand automatically? She wants to know the answer to that question because it leads to other questions, such as, “Who are we?“ and “What is the subconscious mind?”
Maria has never been a true psychic, although she has some intuitive skills. She has worked sporadically on listening to inner voices and trusting signs, symbols and synchronicity. These are all parts of our sixth sense (beyond sight, hearing, touch, smell, and taste) that some of us ignore while others desire as though they were the Holy Grail. Maria believes that by not possessing highly developed clairvoyance and clairaudience, she is like most of her readers. She tries to write honestly of her longing for those extrasensory abilities.
Maria’s day-to-day life is taken up with the local writing groups and a pottery business. She helps coordinate writing sessions and seminars for the Chaffee County Writers Exchange, where she has served as past president and mentor. She also coordinates a weekly women’s writing group, The Writer’s Bloc, which has been together for over ten years She is a member of Shavano Poets, who meet monthly in Salida, and of Story Circle Network. And she maintains her own blog at MariaWeber.wordpress.com.
As a potter since the 1970s, she works with her husband in their home-based pottery business. Their work is displayed and sold in several Colorado galleries.
True to her Libra sun sign, she has attempted to strike a balance between art and writing, business and play, and spirituality and grocery shopping. Sometimes it even works.