Maaja Wentz


Bio

Maaja Wentz is an award-winning writer of chilling thrillers about dark family secrets, and quirky speculative fiction.

Publications:

The short mystery story, “Inside of a Dog,” is upcoming in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine.

“You,” won a short story prize in the national Norma Epstein Foundation competition for Creative Writing, University of Toronto

Her first novel, Feeding Frenzy, launches in March 2018

Witches — necromancers — inappropriate table manners.

On the surface, the three-hundred-year-old town of Loon Lake looks as calm as water, but in secret, clans of magic users clash like hungry sharks.
Shy, first-year student Tonya isn't privy to her family's darkest secrets, but when her college campus is overrun by a deadly eating epidemic, only she can resist the hidden, mind-controlling entity behind it. Meanwhile, Tonya’s new friends, Priya, an installation artist, and Digital Ninjas Drake and Zain, want to create the creepiest art installation Loon Lake Cemetery will ever know. Too bad what’s lurking in the graveyard is a lot scarier than Priya’s giant animatronic spiders.

Untrained and overmatched by powerful conspirators, Tonya will need to develop magical abilities she never knew she had. Can she uncover the mystery behind the epidemic and save her town?

Winner of the coveted Watty Award, supernatural thriller Feeding Frenzy is a witch's brew of intrigue with a dollop of comedy, a teaspoon of romance, and a pinch of horror.

Free Book Giveaways

Feeding Frenzy (Sample Chapters)

Witches — necromancers — inappropriate table manners! The town of Loon Lake looks calm, but below the surface, clans of witches and wizards clash like sharks. First-year student Tonya isn't privy to her family's darkest secrets, but when campus is overrun by a deadly eating epidemic, only she can resist the hidden, mind-controlling entity behind it. To survive, Tonya must develop magical abilities. Can she uncover the conspiracy and save her town? Winner of the coveted Watty Award, Feeding Frenzy is a witch's brew of intrigue with a dollop of comedy, a teaspoon of romance, and a pinch of horror. “loved every minute of it!” —J. L. Weaver, Penderry's Bizarre series (England) “A great ending! Loved it!” —Denise Murdoch (USA) THIS IS A SAMPLE. TRY BEFORE YOU BUY (EBOOK OR PAPERBACK)

Claim


Blasted Bloomers

First date in magic underwear? Tonya is shocked when the hunk of her daydreams asks her out. He must be toying with 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 a little bit of mystery, a touch of romance, and hair-raising suspense in this comic tale of Loon Lake magic. This story is a prequel to Feeding Frenzy, set before Tonya begins university. Get more free stories at maajawentz.com. http://www.maajawentz.com/

Claim