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 as well
as Tears for the Butterly. Her forthcoming Monstery Donstery Dock (October 2021) and Tempest the Turtle (release TBD) are currently being
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 aailable in the Tricks, Treats, and Teasers anthology.
Coming soon... Victoria's gothic horror romance story "Cursed" will be featured in a horror anthology called The Nightmare Collective, Part 2. She had four short pieces in Foxtales 10, a multigenre anthology of local writers; her
stories 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 will debut in
a Christmas anthology called Caught Under the Mistletoe.
In 2022, she will also have more short stories coming out in anthologies in 2022, including "By the Book," an imperfect date romantic comedy, and "Beyond Existing," a
second-chance romance in the Backbone single-parent romance anthology. Other stories will include a a summer beach romance, a girls three-day getaway, and workplace Christmas
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