Maryalicia has been travelling since she was allowed to cross streets by herself (what was her mother thinking!) She lived by the shore in Brooklyn, NY.
In those days –a long time ago now –she would set out with a map, plasters in case of heel blisters, some chocolate and a notepad and pen with which to record her impressions. Many years were to pass before Maryalicia would be paid to travel.
She was a copywriter on Madison Avenue in the ‘Madmen’ days, wrote a children’s book (Horse in the House), worked as a journalist in New York, moved to Dublin and became a travel writer. She has lately become interested in writing poetry.