Featured Interview With Maya Tyler
Tell us a little about yourself. Where were you raised? Where do you live now?
I moved a lot in my growing up years because of my dad’s job. I had a “where I hang my hat is home” policy until I married my high school sweetheart and finally settled in one place. We have two little boys and a nine-pound shih zhu. Oh and we have a betta as well. We have tons of fun together… we take them to museums and have family movie nights…
Besides writing and hanging out with my family, I have a lot of hobbies. I enjoy reading romance novels, listening to rock music (especially from the ’90’s), watching TV and movies, and cross-stitching. I try to do yoga daily… It helps me relax and focus.
At what age did you realize your fascination with books? When did you start writing?
I was pretty little when I became interested in books. My parents read to me a lot! It wasn’t long before I was reading on my own.
I wrote a lot of poetry and short stories when I was a kid. I took a creative writing class post-university about ten years ago and caught the writing bug again. It took a few more years for me to actually finish a novel though. It’s harder than it looks! 🙂
Who are your favorite authors to read? What is your favorite genre to read. Who Inspires you in your writings?
I enjoy reading romance mostly these days. My life provides me with enough reality… Some of my favorite authors include Karen Marie Moning, Tara Taylor Quinn, and Sally Mackenzie… I enjoy reading paranormal romance (probably why I write it) and stories that stray from the ordinary ‘boy meets girl’ scenario. I also have a fascination with historical romance.
My writing is greatly inspired by my dreams. I have an active imagination which often spills into my dream world. I love creating new worlds and happy endings for my heroine and hero.
Tell us a little about your latest book?
I always wanted to write a book. Literally. Always. I started my latest book Dream Hunter about three years ago and it was published in December 2014. It took me a year to write it, a year to find the right publisher, and another year to go through the editing/publishing process. It was a labor of love.
My story was inspired by a dream. I wrote it down as soon as I woke up and thought “wow, I have to finish this story.” My heroine Cynthia is a strong, career-minded woman. Romance is the last thing on her mind. Except in her dreams. During the day, she is focused on climbing the corporate ladder. At night, work is the furthest thing from her mind as she dreams of a mystery lover. My hero Gabe is a protector. He’s Cynthia’s real-to-life guardian angel. When a threat arises at her workplace, Gabe is there to guide her to safety. Cynthia is not content to sit around and wait for resolution, she is convinced she can solve the mystery surrounding her work herself – a goal completely at odds with Gabe’s objective of keeping her out of harms way.
Connect with the Author on their Websites and Social media profiles