Author: Maaja
Maaja Wentz loves writing page-turning imaginative fiction. She is a prize-winning author of poetry, articles, and short stories. Her novel, Feeding Frenzy, is a Wattpad featured story and a Watty award winner. A teacher-librarian and avid reader, Maaja enjoys reviewing books. Amazon Page  

Win 10 Kindle bestsellers with this free Giveaway

You could win 10 Kindle bestsellers just by entering this free giveaway. I like YA fantasy and science fiction so much I’m running a contest. Enter as many times as you like and earn extra entries by sharing this giveaway

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Free stories

Wild Caving “In the hills above Cassis, digging this hole reminds me of digging a grave.” Kidnap My Heart “Sometimes death has a Canadian sense of humour” Sign up for the Loon Lake reading club to get two stories immediately.

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I will be investigating this online reading convention in April.

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10 Reasons to Write Wattpad Serial Fiction

Why Should you Write Serial Fiction on Wattpad? Have you thought about writing serial fiction on Wattpad? I have used Wattpad to conquer writer’s block and overcome my ongoing fear of rejection. Before I started posting stories on this platform,

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Girl Cyborg: YA SF Action Adventure

Girl Cyborg: My latest YA novel is launched on Wattpad October was such an exciting month for me with my visit to World Fantasy Convention in Columbus, Ohio — but that didn’t mean I forgot to plan Girl Cyborg: A Science

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Spark Book Review: The Science of Exercise and the Brain

Exercise and the brain

Changing thinking about exercise and the brain Written by bestselling author and psychiatrist John J. Ratey with Eric Hagerman, Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain is a positive book that looks at how exercise can improve neuroplasticity, learning, and executive

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Can-Con Conference and World Fantasy 2016

Appearing at Can-Con Conference and World Fantasy Convention I love meeting and speaking to readers, writers, and editors. That’s why I’m so excited about my upcoming participation at Can-Con Conference on Canadian Content in Speculative Arts and Literature. I am

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Writing Contest – Pitch Contest

Writing Contest a Digital Dare for Writers Who Love to Pitch Ideas Inspiration Department: This is the easiest writing contest to get you started Are you a creative fiction writer? Do you love writing? Do you want practice pitching ideas? Are you

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10 Reasons Writers Benefit From Conventions

10 Reasons Speculative Fiction Writers Benefit From Conventions Do you read or write speculative fiction such as fantasy, horror, science fiction, magic realism or slipstream? Consider the benefits of attending a fan convention. I know what you might be thinking. The stereotype

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Robert J. Sawyer — Quantum Night

Book Launch There was such a snowstorm March first for the Toronto launch of Quantum Night, that some feared attendance would be sparse, but Canadians are hardy. Returning home afterward I saw one cyclist on the road, riding through blowing snow.

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