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.

A Padawan’s Journal: Little Bit of Star Wars Squee
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This morning, my husband told me he’d been reading some articles on io9 and came across a piece about a new Star Wars anthology of short fiction. It caught his eye because of the headline: DASH RENDAR MAKES A FRIEND IN … Continue reading

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The Word is Baseball
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It’s THAT time of year, so I’m combining two of my loves: writing and baseball to reprise this post from several years ago with some additional thoughts. The title phrase of this post is from one of my three most … Continue reading

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New Writers Ask: Why Does Point of View Matter?
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A frequently asked question, especially at writers’ conferences and conventions is: What is point of view, why does it matter, and how do I choose which one to use? Okay, I guess that’s three questions. I shall attempt to answer them. … Continue reading

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The Things People Say: Research and Redaction
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A well-known politician stated several years into our recovery from the Great Recessions that the US economy was “flatlining.” This was not a statement of fact about the US economy, but rather a metaphor that referred to the loss of … Continue reading

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New Writers Ask: Can’t Craft Be Learned?
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I’ve had a number of writers I’ve mentored or critiqued ask me some form of this question.  Sometimes it’s a plaintive wail expressing the writer’s earnest hope that they can overcome their ”issues.”  Sometimes it’s a defiant roar: “Craft? Bah! … Continue reading

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Questions from a hopeful Neo: Why do I have to choose an audience?

Most published authors field questions from new and aspiring writers at some point in their careers. They wonder how to get published, who to schmooze and, if they’re really serious, they ask questions about craft and style and substance. More … Continue reading

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New Writers Ask… How Did You Get Published?

”How did you get published?” is one of the first questions I get from aspiring writers and the merely curious. Too often it is asked by aspiring writers looking for a shortcut to success. Indeed, after my first book was … Continue reading

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