Maria Messer

Writer and Children's Book Illustrator

After graduating with a Master's in English and American literary studies, Maria is now working on her Ph.D in literary studies. In her free-time, she can be found working as a freelance writer for Middle-earth News and Travelling Geek Show as well as her own blog. Her writing varies from academic papers on Gender Studies, Post-colonial Studies, and Disability Studies to reviews, articles and interviews in the entertainment sector.



BLANK - English literary magazine at the University of Kassel

There and Back Again: A Beginner's Guide to Conferences

Pencil Philosophy

My Hobbiton Movie Tours Experience

"Oh no, we can't leave already", I cry to myself panic stricken. People hustle and bustle around me. Trying to leave, but also determined not to waste that tasty cheese scone...


Interview with Austrian Concrete Artist Daniel Nachbaur

Ever since the publication of The Hobbit in 1937, when readers were first introduced to Middle-earth, Tolkien's creative vision stimulated the imaginations of many artists in...