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

Past Events Photos!

Wine Tasting Wednesday at McCarty Mills Taproom 10/13/21

We tasted wine and talked books, and the readers went on a book hunt for a special prize, the new Tricks, Treats, & Teasers anthology.

Storytime Sunday with "Tears for the Butterfly" at the Cottonseed Creative Exchange 8/29/21

Author Victoria Hyla Maldonado got together with young readers to read-aloud, discuss, and talk before tackling a butterfly craft!

Romance Rendezvous Book Blast in Cedar Falls, Iowa 8/21/21

Author Victoria J. Hyla was welcomed to a romance author signing event in Cedar Falls, Iowa.

Storytime Sunday with "Bartleby the Brave" at the Cottonseed Creative Exchange 8/15/21

Author Victoria Hyla Maldonado got together with young readers to read-aloud, discuss, and talk before tackling a bird craft!

Books, BBQ, Baking, and Beer Pop-Up at McCarty Mills 7/30/21

Author Victoria Hyla Maldonado popped up with the amazing Chef Alton and Talk Sweet Toomey to bring the fun at the beer taproom McCarty Mills in Aurora, IL.

Vendor Event at Luigi's in Aurora 7/10/21

Author Victoria Hyla Maldonado brought her wares to Aurora and poetry and children's books were all the rage!

Current Projects

  • New romance novel trilogy: Hotel Brisas set in Mexico, Book 1: Rooted Hearts
  • Monstery Donstery Dock (children's) (October 2021)
  • Tempest the Turtle (children's--in illustration)
  • Hugo the Humble (children's)
  • "Cursed," gothic horror romance short (October 2021)
  • "Apparent," "Deserted," and "In Memoriam" shorts in FoxTales 10 (October 2021)
  • "Navidad Nights," Christmas romance short (December 2021)
  • "Beyond Existing," single-parent romance short (February 2022)
  • "By the Book," Imperfect Date romantic comedy short (2022)
  • Summer Beach romance short  (2022)
  • Girls 3-Day Getaway romance short (2022)
  • Christmas workplace romance short (December 2022)
  • Cross-world fantasy short (TBD)




Halloween Costume Party/Book Launch: Monstery Donstery Dock is launching in style and with food and beer at McCarty Mills Taproom in Aurora, IL. October 30, 2021, from 4 - 9 pm. Come taste deliciousness from Chef Alton and Ana's Custom Treats and meet the author, Victoria Hyla Maldonado, and illustrator, Marisol Victoria Del Valle.

Oswego High School Holiday Craft Fair: Explore more than 140 different craft and vendors on Saturday, November 6, from 9 am to 3 pm. Event takes place in the school's field house. Located at 4250 IL-71, Oswego, IL.

Frost on the Fox: Come see me at The Venue at Kendall County Fairgrounds (10826 IL-71, Yorkville, IL), Sunday, November 14, from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. as I join Moms4Moms and Spots On The FOX for this holiday event.

Members Only Events

WESOS South Aurora: On November 5, Victoria is an event sponsor (showcasing her books and services) as well as the keynote speaker, delivering the topic of "The Power of Authenticity and Being Yourself."

WESOS Frankfort: On November 18, Victoria is an event sponsor and will be showcasing her books and services with a short presentation and a raffle.

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"Tears for the Butterfly" is now available!

Storyboook Pub 2 is now available!


Hearts Drawn Wyld Book Order Form

Fill out this order form for the easiest (and cheapest) purchase of author-signed hard copies! Shipping available.


The Evidence I Have Lived Book Order Form

Now you can order the epic writing collection/anthology of Lisa F. Gullo titled, "The Evidence I Have Lived: The Complete Writings of Lisa F. Gullo." Shipping available.


Now available, the children's book "Bartleby the Brave" and the Spanish translation "Miedosin el Valiente."

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