Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff


Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff is the New York Times bestselling author of a dozen novels of speculative fiction and a collection of short fiction (I LOVED THY CREATION), and is a founding member of the Book View Café online publishing co-op. Her short works have been published in Analog, Amazing Stories, Realms of Fantasy, Interzone, and Jim Baen’s Universe and have been finalists for the Nebula, Sidewise and British Science Fiction awards.

Her most recent collaboration with Michael Reaves was New York Times bestseller THE LAST JEDI. Her most recent publication was SHAMAN, a collection of short fiction from Book View Cafe.

She is also a musician/singer/songwriter and performs and records original and filk/parody music with husband Jeff. Their latest release is, “Jeff and Maya Bohnhoff: Grated Hits.”


Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
I've been writing since I first discovered that pencils made marks on paper. I wrote silly poetry, started a comic book production line in the last row of my class room in grade school somewhere about the fourth or fifth grade. Then I started penning and illustrating little stories based mostly on wordplay.

When I was eleven Star Trek happened and I started writing a science fiction novel. In turquoise ink. That smelled like blueberries. Things sort of snowballed from there.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in the Air Force. So that meant wherever my dad was posted. It made me aware of the world in a way I don't think I would have been otherwise. It made diverse cultures fascinating to me and that heavily influenced the things I choose to write about as well as how I approach them.
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Where to find Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff online

Where to buy in print


The Mer Cycle

The Meri

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The Crystal Rose

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The Crystal Rose
Series: The Mer Cycle, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 145,900. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
She is the sign of God on earth; she is the essence of evil. She is the rebirth of the faith of Caraid-land; she is its undoing. Some call her a divine messenger and love her. Some call her a witch and ward against her. Which is the petite seventeen year-old who has fled with her followers to the high crags of the Gyldan-Baenn? Will she become a pawn in the schemes of the man who would be king?
Series: The Mer Cycle, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 143,220. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
They said Taminy-a-Cuinn was a sorceress, and that she drowned in the Meri's Sea seeking a station denied her by tradition and nature. One hundred years have passed and Taminy has walked out of the Sea and back into the land of the living for a purpose only she knows. Some call this a miracle—some call it a diabolical plot. Will the truth be known before Caraid-land is torn apart?
The Meri
Series: The Mer Cycle, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 82,690. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
The Mer Cycle begins... In the twenty-fifth year of the reign of Cyne Colfre, a fifteen year-old girl named Mereddyd-a-Lagan sought to wield powers reserved, until now, for men. Would she attain the station of Osraed ... or die a heretic like the one who went before her?

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