Devra Māza is a produced screenwriter, songwriter and actor working in Los Angeles, but missing New York. An award-winning journalist, her articles on film, baseball, romance, art and activism have been featured in The Los Angeles Times, USA Today, Los Angeles Daily News and Written By Magazine. Her Renaissance Girl columns for the HuffPost, commenting on all things cultural, have each garnered nominations for either state or national journalism awards, with several winning first place prizes for Commentary, Feature, and Best Entertainment Blog by an Individual.
Devra received her Masters of Arts and Bachelors of Science from New York University where she studied creative writing, piano performance and astrophysics. Prior to becoming a writer, she worked as a model during which time she was dubbed “La Dea Porcellana” by the Italian press after a featured spread in Women’s Wear Daily. She recovered to write for both film and television, where her credits include the highly-rated original romantic mystery MOW Childhood Sweetheart, as well as staff writer on sketch comedy shows.
A devoted baseball fan, Devra is the author of the poem, “The Great Greg Maddux” which was unanimously voted by the Curators Accessions Committee into the permanent collection of the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum at Cooperstown where it is preserved in the HOF library’s poetry archives. She is currently working on a series of books for both adults and children.