Victoria J. Hyla (Victoria Hyla Maldonado) is a Chicagoland native who has been writing all her life. She works as a freelance writer and editor as
well as an editor for Think Ahead Kids, a new publishing company for great children's books. She also has worked as a high school English
and English Language Learner teacher, middle school French teacher, and director of several theatrical productions.
Victoria’s published works include the Hearts Drawn Wyld trilogy. Book
1: In Death We Part, Book 2: Running in the Mists, and Book 3: Awake in Elysian Fields are available for purchase on all major online book retailers as well as multiple digital platforms. The trilogy follows Brianna Wylder and Elyse Brennan Wylder as these women deal with loss and love and the world beyond.
She is working on a new romance series called Hotel Brisas, specifically Book 1: Rooted Hearts.
Victoria also is the author of the children's book Bartleby the Brave (and its Spanish translation Miedosin el
Valiente), Tears for the Butterly, and Monstery Donstery Dock. Her forthcoming Tempest the Turtle (release TBD) is currently being illustrated.
Victoria has been dabbling in the art of short stories and has several out and several more to come. "The Bridge," is available in the Young Crush anthology. "A Stitch in Time" is available in the Storybook Pub
2 anthology. "Resonance" is available in the Tricks, Treats, and Teasers anthology. Victoria's gothic horror romance story "Cursed" is available in a horror anthology called The Nightmare Collective,
Part 2. Foxtales 10, a multigenre anthology of local writers features four of her stories that range from family drama ("Apparent") to crime suspense
("In Memoriam") to post-apocalyptic "Living in Color" and "Deserted." Plus, "Navidad Nights," a Mexican-themed short story is available in the Christmas romance anthology Caught Under the
In 2022, Victoria will release a "Beyond Existing," a second-chance romance in the Backbone single-parent romance anthology.
In 2023, she will also have more short stories coming out in anthologies, including "By the Book," an imperfect date romantic comedy, and others that will include a a
summer beach romance, a girls three-day getaway, and workplace Christmas romance, plus a cross-world fantasy short.
Victoria also is the editor, compiler, organizer, and introduction writer for The Evidence I Have Lived: The Complete Writings of Lisa F. Gullo.
Victoria also contributed a short nonfiction personal essay to the book Life as a Woman by Romelia Lungu and an
essay called The Evidence of a Life to a multinational platform.
FOO DOG BLOG
Victoria also is the typist, compiler, chronicler, and executive assistant to Foo Dog and manages his affairs and blog at