Former editor of Chesapeake Taste magazine and the former Editor-in-Chief of What’s Up? Publishing Group, Maril has launched a number of publications that include What’s Up? Eastern Shore, and What’s Up? Weddings as well as the content of the WhatsUpMag.com website. While at the helm of What’s Up Annapolis she increased the frequency of the publishing schedule from 10 times a year to 12 times a year. Prior to working full-time in the editorial department of What’s Up?, she was the Lighting Editor for Victorian Homes Magazine and columnist for Washington Women Magazine and the Annapolis Capital newspaper.
Always a writer, Maril was also owner of an antiques business “Rare and Beautiful Things” that specialized in 19th and early 20th century antiques. Her love of old glass and lamps, inspired Nadja to research the history of American lighting and to collect old catalogues and books on the subject. An antiques dealer, with an extensive collection of lighting, she was asked to pen a reference book on the subject in the mid 1980’s. After several years of research, her first book , published by Schiffer publishers, “American Lighting 1840-1940″ was released in 1989 and several years later another book ‘Antique Lamp Buyer’s Guide,” followed, also published by Schiffer. American Lighting is in its second printing and Antique Lamp Buyer’s Guide is in its third printing. Nadja has lectured on antiques and antique lighting and done appraisals. She continues to write personal essays, non-fiction, and fiction. The daughter of the late Herman Maril– a nationally renowned painter, she collaborated with her father on her two Molly Midnight children’s books. Ms. Maril’s four books can be purchased online at www. Amazon.com.