Maria McCarthy is a member of The Guild of Motoring Writers and author of The Girls’ Guide to Losing Your L Plates – How to Pass Your Driving Test and The Girls’ Car Handbook – Everything You Need to Know about Life on the Road, both published by Simon and Schuster.
She also lectures in freelance journalism at Bristol University and on the Motoring Journalism course at Cardiff University.
Her books and articles have featured in a wide range of national newspapers, magazines and websites including The Daily Telegraph, The Guardian, The Independent, The Daily Mail, The Daily Mirror, The Sunday Express, The Evening Standard, Metro, MSN Cars, Handbag.com, Closer, Company, Look, Woman and Home, Good Housekeeping, Prima, Star, and OK!
Maria is a regular commentator on motoring matters on BBC Breakfast News, GMTV, Radio 5 Live and BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour.
She has contributed to Jeremy Vine’s lunchtime show, Chris Evans’ drive time and Stuart Maconie’s afternoon shows on Radio 2, The Car Guys slot on Ian Collins’ Talksport Show, Robert Elms’ and Vanessa Feltz’s BBC London radio shows and carried out numerous interviews on local BBC stations.