About Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff

Writer of speculative fiction as the result of a horrible childhood incident involving Klaatu and a robot named Gort, Maya is the New York Times Bestselling author of STAR WARS LEGENDS: THE LAST JEDI, and THE ANTIQUITIES HUNTER. Her fantasy trilogy, The Mer Cycle, is available in print or eBook from the BVC Bookstore.

All Beginnings Great and Small
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I’m fascinated by beginnings. That is, the first words that fall into a reader’s brain when she opens up a book. Not all stories have evocative openings. I was bemused to find that some of my favorite novelists do not, … Continue reading

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Confessions of a Ghost Writer: I Dodge a Bullet—Update
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Funny story. As I detailed in my last Confession, I dodged a wild bullet about two years ago, when a dear friend and collaborator referred a gentleman to me who had a book he wanted ghostwritten. Long story short, a combination … Continue reading

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Confessions of a Ghost Writer: I Dodge a Bullet

This is a true story. The names and titles have been changed to protect the guilty. A longtime collaborator and friend, whose movie script I was novelizing, referred a client to me. ”He approached me to do this,” he said, … Continue reading

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Confessions of a Ghost Writer: When to Hold an Exorcism
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I recently had to exorcise, er, fire a client. One I’d been working with for years. I have written three complete novels for this fellow, rewritten a fourth and outlined a fifth. The novel we were working on when we … Continue reading

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Confessions of a Ghostwriter: Writing Essentials

A client for my ghostwriting and editing services—I shall call him Rocky—once asked me what essential things a writer must do to lay the foundations for a writing career. He wasn’t asking about the writing itself, he explained, but about … Continue reading

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