Maria Kiely author photographMaria Kiely studied Creative Writing at Harvard University. She has taught writing workshops to children and adults in New York and Massachusetts. Which Way Is Home? is her first novel. It is based on the true story of her mother’s escape from Communist controlled Czechoslovakia in 1948 at the age of eleven. Maria lives in Somerville, MA with her husband, their two children, and two adorable, but ill-behaved cats.