Mara Oudenes-Cruz Ramos is an indie romance writer, illustrator, and graphic designer. She was born and brought up in Puerto Rico, where its surfing culture inspired her first romance novel “Tides”. Her experiences as a visual arts student and designer, are the base for her second romance novel “Love In Design”. Her books feature mainly the points of view of the male characters, and a recurring theme is the importance and support of all types of family.
Mara lives in Heerhugowaard, The Netherlands and enjoys spending time with her husband and their little daughter. She likes attending craft workshops, reading chick lit, and romance novels, doing cosplay and traveling with her whole family.