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.

Coming Soon

Rooted Hearts: Book 1 of the Hotel Brisas series

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.

Miedosin el Valiente

Un pequeño gorrión llamado Miedosin solo quiere ver su competencia favorita de la Copa del Ave, pero cuando un cardenal matón se apodere de su lugar habitual, ¿cómo reaccionará Miedosin? ¿Que hará el? ¿Quién salvará el día? Disfrute de esta historia de bondad y buena ciudadanía.

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.

Coming Soon

Hugo the Humble (sequel to Bartleby the Brave)

Monstery Donstery Dock (in illustration, October 2021) 

Tempest the Turtle (in illustration)

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

  • "Living in Color" and "Deserted" (post-apocalyptic dysoptian), "Apparent" (drama), and "In Memoriam" (suspense thriller) are all shorts that will debut in the Foxtales 10 anthology in October 2021.
  • "Navidad Nights" will debut as part of a Christmas romance anthology in December 2021.
  • "Beyond Existing" will debut as part of "Backbone," a Single-Parent romance anthology in January 2022.
  • "By the Book" will debut as part of an imperfect date romantic comedy anthology in February 2022.
  • 3 other short stories will be coming in 2022 (summer beach romance, girls trip romance, workplace Christmas romance).
  • La Prochaine Vie (bonus scene from Awake in Elysian Fields)

Foo Dog Blog

Check out the adventures of Foo on Foo Dog Blog!

Current Projects

  • New romance novel trilogy: Hotel Brisas set in Mexico, Book 1: Rooted Hearts
  • Tempest the Turtle (children's--in illustration)
  • Hugo the Humble (children's)
  • "Beyond Existing," single-parent romance short (February 2022)
  • "By the Book," Imperfect Date romantic comedy short (2023)
  • Summer Beach romance short  (2023)
  • Girls 3-Day Getaway romance short (2023)
  • Christmas workplace romance short (December 2023)
  • Cross-world fantasy short (TBD)




Christmas Small Business Pop-Up: On Friday, December 17, 4-8 p.m., Victoria will be selling her books at this small business pop-up. 151 S. Lincoln Ave, Aurora (in the lower level of Melissa's Beauty Salon). Check out the event!

March Hen Party: On Friday, March 18, 6-9 pm. Victoria is hosting a WESOS Hen Party at her house! Come for books, baked goods, and other products galore as well as wine and laughs as we play lucky games in honor of St. Patrick's Day. Link coming soon.

Online Events

Love & Devotion Pop-In Party for Caught Under the Mistletoe Release, 12/7, 3-3:20 p.m.

Sister Spotlight Go Live Caught Under the Mistletoe Release Party, 12/7, 7:40-7:50 pm

Get In Touch

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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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