With a poet for a grandfather, a short-story writer/teacher for a mother, and a voracious reader for a father, Maida's new career as a writer is a natural fit.
Spouse to a USAF Veteran and mother to a kid who loves Texas and Super Mario, Maida writes multicultural contemporary romances set all over the world. At some point in her life, Maida has lived and worked in the Philippines, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, and the United States so it's not surprising those are favorite locations for her novels.
Maida studied several languages and can speak English, Filipino, Indonesian, French, and Thai in various degrees of fluency. Her Spanish and Japanese are limited to counting numbers and ordering food.
When not writing or reading, Maida cooks the dishes she features in her books, photographs other people's front yards during her morning walk, and watches Food Network, Golf Channel, and Game of Thrones on TV.
Embark on a romantic journey to the exotic islands of Southeast Asia with three Filipina friends as they meet and fall in love with the Irish-American Ryan brothers. Join them as they prove that love knows no race or color and love can be found anywhere in the world.
Krista Lopez and Blake Ryan spend one sizzling week together in the island paradise of Boracay, Philippines. One week for Krista to do something extraordinary to fulfill her Turning-Thirty Vow. One week for Blake to carry out his planned seduction. As Krista says Carpe Diem to giving Blake her body, she also declares Seize the Day to giving her love to him.