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 novel 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 also is the author of the Hotel Brisas series. Book 1: Rooted Hearts, Book 1, is coming in April 2023. The series is set in Cuernavaca, Mexico, and follows a group of women
seeking renovations in life and love as they forge ahead on their paths together. Book 2, tentatively titled Love in Bloom, currently
is in progress.
Victoria also is the author of the children's book Bartleby the Brave (and its Spanish translation Miedosin el
Valiente), Tears for the Butterly, Monstery Donstery Dock, and Tempest the Turtle.
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 (“Deserted”). “Navidad Nights” is a
Mexican-themed short story is available in the Christmas romance anthology Caught Under the Mistletoe. “Beyond Existing” is available in the single parent romance collection Gaining
Ground. “By the Book” is a quirky tale of online dating that matches users up based on their reading interests available in the romantic comedy anthology Imperfect Date. “Femme Façade” is a sexy twist on cops and robbers in the police-themed Held Against You.
In 2023, Victoria will release a fantasy collaboration with a local author group. as well as a Greek god romance, and workplace Christmas romance.
In 2024, she will have even more short stories coming out in anthologies, including a Paranormal Academy romance, a sports romance, an alien romance, a romantic
comedy, an underwater gods romance, a holidy romance, and a scifi romance.
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