Maaja Wentz


I love writing creepy thrillers and quirky tales of the fantastic. Feeding Frenzy is my first novel and Blasted Bloomers is my first short ebook. If you enjoy the story, please leave a review or share it with a friend. The happiest thing for a writer is knowing a reader has enjoyed the story you invented.

Upcoming Publications:

Prequel: Blasted Bloomers
Book One: Feeding Frenzy (COMING TO AMAZON, March, 2018)
Book Two: Witches and Dragons (upcoming)
Book Three: Dragon Dilemma (upcoming)

Praise for Feeding Frenzy (coming out March 2018)

Zombie…meet cake.

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.

Publication Credits:

"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.

The beta serial version of Feeding Frenzy is available for free on Wattpad. The edited, polished version will be published in March 2018 on Amazon..

Where to find Maaja Wentz online

Where to buy in print


Loon Lake Supernaturals
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: Loon Lake Supernaturals Prequel
Series: Loon Lake Supernaturals. Price: Free! Words: 5,490. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Tonya is shocked when the hunk of her daydreams asks her out. He must be pranking her, or is he? To make sure he likes her, Tonya snitches magic panties from the notorious Witch of Loon Lake. Will her risky plan end in triumph or disaster? Read this free urban fantasy book to find out. Expect mystery, romance, and a whole lot of suspense in this comic tale of Loon Lake magic.

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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.