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

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The Hearts Drawn Wyld trilogy (Adult Women's Fiction Novels)

Victoria has achieved the following accolades for her writing:

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In Death We Part | published by Author House
Running in the Mists | published by Author House

Awake in Elysian Fields | published by Author House

In Death We Part

Book 1 of the Hearts Drawn Wyld trilogy follows Brianna Wylder as she deals with her parents' deaths and searches for love and understanding with a cowboy and a cop. Who will she choose?


Running in the Mists

Book 2 of the Hearts Drawn Wyld trilogy follows Brianna Wylder as she comes to terms with more loss in her heart and the difficult decision of whether to move forward or live in the past.


Awake in Elysian Fields

Book 3 of the Hearts Drawn Wyld trilogy follows Elyse Brennan Wylder on a mission to discover more about her mother's past as she finds her the path for her own future and allows herself to be loved.

Rooted Hearts

This is Book 1 of the Hotel Brisas series. Set in Cuernavaca, Mexico, it follows Miranda and Giovanni as they figure out how to renovate a hotel and themselves.

Planted Souls

Coming soon


Blooming Rose

Coming soon

My Children's Books

Bartleby the Brave

A tiny sparrow named Bartleby just wants to watch his favorite Bird Cup competition, but when a bully cardinal takes over his usual spot, how will Bartleby react? What will he do? Who will save the day? Enjoy this tale of kindness and good citizenship.

Hugo the Humble

Hugo is well liked and great at everything, but he’s torn between who he is with his family and who he is with his friends. Even with the advice of his Grandpa Bartleby, Hugo gets himself into a dangerous situation that proves to be a lesson about the value of family and true humility. Enjoy this adventurous sequel to the beloved Bartleby the Brave.

Tears for the Butterfly

How do our actions really impact those around us? Follow this beautiful butterfly through her days as she interacts with others through compassion, empathy, and love and discover how the ripples of her presence resonate with those around her. Brought to life with beauitufl illustrations, this story peacefully frames death as part of life.

Monstery Donstery Dock

"Monstery Donstery Dock" is a spooktacular adaptation of the well-known nursery rhyme "Hickory Dickory Dock." Join these delightfully spooky mouse monsters at each chime of the clock as they engage in monstrous shenanigans that will have you roaring with laughter and enjoying the spirit of spooks at Halloween.

Tempest the Turtle

Tempest has the best life, but one day her little girl isn't at home. Instead of waiting patiently for her return, Tempest embarks on a harrowing misadventure to find a new friend only to find that if she'd just waited, she'd have gotten what she wanted. LEARN MORE

Coming Soon

Genevieve the Generous (part of the Bartleby the Brave series)

Ivy the Inclusive (part of the Bartleby the Brave series)

Monsteriosity and the Cat (sequel to Monstery Donstery Dock)

Poetry Collection of Lisa F. Gullo

Short Stories

"The Bridge" is part of the Young Crush anthology.

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"A Stitch in Time" is part of the Storybook Pub 2 anthology.

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Victoria's essay, "Woman's Personhood," is part of the Life as a Woman book by Romelia Lungu.

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Victoria's ghost story, "Resonance," is part of the Tricks, Treats, and Teasers Halloween romance anthology.

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Victoria's horror story, "Cursed," is part of The Nightmare Collective, Part 2, horror anthology.

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Victoria's stories, "Deserted" (post-apocalyptic dysoptian), "Apparent" (drama), and "In Memoriam" (suspense thriller) are all shorts in the Foxtales 10 anthology.

Victoria's story, "Navidad Nights," is part of the Caught Under the Mistletoe Christmas romance anthology.

Victoria's story, "Beyond Existing," is part of the Gaining Ground single-parent romance anthology.

Victoria's story, "By the Book," is part of the Imperfect Date romantic comedy anthology.

Victoria's story, "Femme Facade," is part of the Held Against You police-themed anthology, coming March 2023.

Victoria's story, "Harmonic Destiny," is part of the Legend of the Gods Greek Gods romance anthology.

Two short stories are online here:

Several other short stories will be available soon. Stay tuned for more information.

  • More short stories will be coming: 2023 (Greek god romance), 2024 (paranormal academy romance, sports romance, alien romance, romantic comedy, holiday romance, scifi romance), 2025 (underwater gods romance).

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Current Projects

  • New romance novel trilogy: Hotel Brisas set in Mexico, Book 1: Rooted Hearts
  • Hugo the Humble (children's)
  • Monterosity and the Cat (children's)
  • Collaborative fantasy piece with Fox Valley Writers Group (2022)
  • "By the Book," Imperfect Date romantic comedy short (2023)
  • Police Officer romance short (March 2023)
  • Summer Beach romance short  (2023)
  • Girls 3-Day Getaway romance short (2023)
  • Greek God romance short (November 2023)
  • Christmas workplace romance short (December 2023)
  • Paranormal Academy romance short (April 2024)
  • Sports romance short (June 2024)
  • Alien romance short (July 2024)
  • Romantic Comedy short (September 2024)
  • Holiday romance (November 2024)
  • SciFi romance short (December 2024)
  • Underwater Gods romance (January 2025) 




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