I am the Founder and Chief Storyteller at Beach Walking in the Desert, a lifestyle blog focusing on current books, new authors and all stories having to do with a South X Southwest lifestyle. Whiskey Tales, my newest charm speaks to me about the stories I write, the books I read, and the places I’ve been.

I am a Lead Generator in the Western and Southern Lifestyle markets. Through deep research and targeted lead generation, I work with small businesses to build a strong customer base and promote their products and services across all channels.  

If you are interested in contacting me about services, please email me at maria@southxx.com

If you are interested in book promotion services, please email me at BeachWalkerMari@gmail.com  

Feel free to read my complete BIO at About Me

Among other things, rose-colored mountains, and wild open space will always enchant me.

"Maria reviewed my first book. And my second. And my third. In the last four years I have come to appreciate her presence on social media as well as her ability to promote an author's work. She is easy to work with and dedicated to helping others. Maria loves and recognizes good writing and is quick to offer an encouraging word, something we all need as we navigate the murky waters of building an author platform and establishing a body of work." 
Amy Hale Auker, Author

Disclosure: Bookworks, Cowgirl Dirt cosmetics, and Mountain Rose Herbs and Kobo are affiliated. If you purchase from either one through this blog, Beach Walking in the Desert may receive a small commission on the sale of the product. The purchaser does not pay any extra when buying from these affiliates. I am very careful about the affiliates I work with and only highlight the ones I truly like and am proud to share with you. 

Unless otherwise noted, Text Copyright © Maria Norcia Santillanes AKA Beachwalkermari’ 2008-2018. All rights reserved.

When I use a photo from another site, I try to credit and link back to the source. My hope is that the owner will be happy with the way I have promoted their work. If you are the owner of something I’ve used, and you would prefer I take it off my blog, please email me, and I will do so.

If you want to use my personal photos, please ask permission. If you would like to reblog a post, feel free to do so but do give credit where credit is due by noting it in your text and linking back to my original.

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