Victoria J. Hyla (Author)/Victoria Hyla Maldonado (Author/Editor)
Victoria J. Hyla (Author)/Victoria Hyla Maldonado (Author/Editor)

Victoria J. Hyla / Victoria Hyla Maldonado

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. She also has worked as a high school English and English Language Learner teacher and director of several theatrical productions.



Victorias 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.


Plus, her short story, "The Bridge," is now available in the Young Crush anthology, and her short story "A Stitch in Time" is available for pre-order in the Storybook Pub 2 anthology. Coming later this year... a short story called "Resonance" that will be featured in a Halloween anthology and "Navidad Nights," a Mexican-themed short story in a Christmas anthology.



Victoria also is the author of the children's book Bartleby the Brave and its Spanish translation Miedosin el Valiente

Her new childrens book, Tears for the Butterly is ready for pre-orders as well (will be released in May 2021). Her new Monstery Donstery Dock is currently being illustrated.



Victoria also is the editor, compiler, organizer, and introduction writer for The Evidence I Have Lived: The Complete Writings of Lisa F. Gullo.

In the Media

Podcasts, Interviews, Radio Shows, and more.

Prolific Pulse Poetry Podcast

Poet Talk in Remembrance of Lisa F. Gullo with Victoria Hyla Maldonado

Watch this great interview as I speak about my work with Lisa's book "The Evidence I Have Lived."

Interview with Kokiih Precious

I did an interveiw with Kokiih Precious from South Africa for her YouTube channel


Radio Spotlight with Triangle Media

Listen to an interview as Victoria talks about writing in general and specifically "Awake in Elysian Fields."

Listen online.

TeaFairy Storytime - Bartleby the Brave

Watch and listen as the TeaFairy reads aloud Bartleby the Brave.

Follow the TeaFairy on FB and YouTube.

Podcast Interview at Good Morning Aurora

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Watch the Interview about my, my life in Aurora, and everything that I do!

Bartleby the Brave - Read-Aloud

Watch Victoria do a read-aloud of "Bartleby the Brave." 

Watch on the facebook group: Parenting & Bonding w/ Your Kiddos Through Children's Books and Read-Alouds

The Power to Pivot Podcast - Authenticity and Overcoming Fear with Victoria J. Hyla

Today she joins me on The Power to Pivot Podcast to talk about her books in the Hearts Drawn Wyld trilogy (which includes "In Death We Part," "Running in the Mists," "Awake in Elysian Fields"), and we talk about overcoming fear, and letting go as an author, taking those risks to get the story out there. 

The Power to Pivot Podcast

Spotlight Presents

Interview and "Bartleby the Brave" Read-Aloud with Jennifer Summerville

Victoria was interviewed and got to do an interview amd read=aloud of "Bartleby the Brave" on this delightful podcast.


Dine Sherman's Stories and More

Dina Sherman does a read-aloud of "Bartleby the Brave."

And she even dresses up like Bartleby! 

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