Maaja Wentz

Biography

Maaja loves to writing imaginative, page-turning fiction and sharing it with readers. She also loves travel and swimming. Maaja speaks English and French, and she is learning Spanish "lentemente." Please feel free to contact her in any of these languages!

Awards:

"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.

Publication Credits:

“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.

Girl Cyborg (serial YA science fiction) can be read for free on Wattpad (new updates every Friday until complete)

The beta serial version of Feeding Frenzy is available for free on Wattpad. The edited, polished version will be published in 2017.

Where to find Maaja Wentz online


Where to buy in print


Books

Blasted Bloomers: A Loon Lake Supernaturals Prequel
Series: Loon Lake Supernaturals. Price: Free! Words: 5,100. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
In the movies, magic is big. It’s all dragons and wizards and fighting evil, but in Loon Lake, magic is part of the landscape... "Blasted Bloomers," is a prequel to Watty award-winning supernatural thriller, Feeding Frenzy. In this story, Tonya is younger, a sensitive teen on her first date. Will wearing her rebellious aunt's magic panties turn out to be a blessing or a curse?
The Fiendish Plot of Doctor Cyclone
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,040. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2012. Categories: Screenplays » Comedy, Plays » American / African American
Can a handful of kids defeat a cyborg army -- and their parents? The Fiendish Plot of Doctor Cyclone is a comic screenplay perfect for screen or stage that lasts about one hour. Suitable for family viewing. Life on the Moon base is always hard for the handful of children growing up there, but now their parents are acting strangely. The kids suspect Cyclone Industries is to blame.

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Smashwords book reviews by Maaja Wentz

  • The Secrets to Ebook Publishing Success on July 08, 2012

    Mark Coker does it again with this in-depth guide to epublishing success. I used his previous formatting guide to publish a children's screenplay with little expectation of financial gain. With this new guide, Coker has inspired me to consider epublishing my current manuscripts-in-progress, instead of submitting to agents or publishers. Informative, clear and inspiring, this guide is a must-read for prospective Smashwords authors.
  • The 10-Minute PR Checklist - Earn the Publicity You Deserve on July 30, 2012

    I read this book partly as a Mark Coker fan and partly as an author thinking about platform building. The information is solid and the techniques viable. Company managers, owners and CEO's will find this a valuable read. There is also material here for smaller business owners. One of the best points Coker makes is that in order to have good media relations and promotion, a company must be doing something newsworthy, but also worthwhile. Marketing can influence policies and make a company better and more responsible to the public. For people thinking about ePublishing, this book is less relevant than Coker's other books, specifically devoted to publishing on Smashwords.