Maaja Wentz concocts magical worlds and mysteries in a variety of genres. Her first novel, Feeding Frenzy: Curse of the Necromancer, was serialized on Wattpad where it won a Watty award before being published. For a challenge, Maaja wrote 52 short stories in 52 weeks, finishing April 26, 2020. Her unique locked-door mystery, Inside of a Dog, appeared in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine. You, won a short story prize in the national Norma Epstein Foundation competition for Creative Writing, University of Toronto.
Praise for: Feeding Frenzy: Curse of the Necromancer
Take a spooky town, a food obsession and wrap it all up in a wee bit of @MaajaWentz creepy, ghoul-tainted humor and you end up with the kaleidoscope that is Feeding Frenzy. This is for the sweet-toothed reader who likes fantasy and a little bit of everything else while they get their sugary fix.
Seemingly unsatisfied with sticking to one genre alone, Feeding Frenzy Encompasses a little bit of horror and a whole lot of humor; a tale told through the eyes of a quirky, eccentric and sometimes awkward set of adolescent characters.
If you’re looking for a quirky read that has unmistakable zombie roots, good old giggles and packs enough dextrose to give you that next rush, then this book is for you!
— JettaFrame for WattZombie reviews (Wattpad)
"Feeding Frenzy" (YA supernatural thriller serial novel) won a Watty HQ Love Award in the annual Wattys Competition.
"You" (short story) won a prize in the national Norma Epstein Foundation competition for Creative Writing, University of Toronto.
“When Johnny Mars Turns Five” (poem) was a finalist in the Science Fiction Poetry Association contest.
“Found Poetry Finds You” finalist in the 2014 WCDR poetry slam competition.
"Flimflam" (spoken word poetry) won the 2016 WCDR poetry slam competition.
"Inside of a Dog,: upcoming in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine
“Fallow God” in EDGE’s Urban Green Man Anthology.
“Wild Caving” in the WCDR Amprosia anthology.
"Gift Fruit," in Panorama: Journal of Intelligent Travel
"When Johnny Mars Turns Five," in Grievous Angel.