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Interviews and More

This is a small selection of interviews, presentations and featured articles with and about Maya


We recorded this podcast so long ago; it feels like a lifetime! So much has changed in the world since. But, with all the man-made localised disasters and tragedies, a climate catastrophe still hovers above us all. Here, discussing harnessing creativity to fight against climate change, with the lovely host, Izolda Trakhtenberg. 

Published 4 March 2024

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Speaker at the Animal Rights Forum, Melbourne, Australia

A great experience to be presenting at the Animal Rights Forum, in Melbourne Australia.

Speech topic:

"Animal Rights Activism: How I use my passion for writing to create a better future for the animals, and what you can learn from it".

24 February, 2024

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A great privilege to be a guest on Kate Galli's podcast, 'Healthification', discussing activism through writing, writing to save animals and to save the planet. 

31 October, 2023

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'DEAR TUI, a Warning' A Climate Crisis Novel

DEAR TUI, a Warning was launched at a local library, Wellington Region, where Maya's books are in high demand and frequently reserved. A great event, where Maya talked about her writing, her inspirations, the book 'DEAR TUI, a Warning' and what was the main incentive to write it. The event ended with Maya reading a few excerpts out of the book.

29 September 2023

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UnchainedTV and Voice America Radio: 'Meet Two Extraordinary Vegan Authors!'

Two years after her first interview with the legendary Jane Velez-Mitchell, Maya was interviewed again by the compassionate media powerhouse, on UnchainedTV and Voice America Radio. With two more guests, authors Sam Machado and Cynthia Sousa Machado, the discussion touched many interesting subjects. With Maya, Jane discussed 'DEAR TUI, a Warning', her writing inspirations, the planet, climate change, animals and so much more! A fantastic, supportive and positive interview.

26 July 2023


World Women's Day Interview on World Vegan Market

A fabulous interview for World Women's Day, with Shabari Monica Das, founder of World Vegan Market. Here, Maya went very deep and personal, touching some very painful moments in her life, that somehow managed to strengthen and push her forward.  Hopefully, you'd find it inspiring

5 March 2023


Vegan, Women, Fiction Authors Round Table

The first of its kind, all-vegan, all-women, all-FICTION-authors, round table live event, on WORLD BOOK DAY, 2 March 2023.

Five fiction authors: M. C Ronen, Suli Autagavaia, Ray Star, Whitney Metz and Ondine Sherman, hosted by non-fiction author and journalist Jackie Norman.

A display of talent, sisterhood, collaboration, creativity and deep compassion for all earthlings. 


'Did You Bring The Hummus?' Podcast

Interviewed by Kimberly for the brilliantly named podcast 'Did You Bring The Hummus?' .

Informal, warm and and friendly, this interview has the feel of two long-time friends chatting. 

20 February 2023 


Vegan Visibility Podcast

The FIRST FICTION AUTHOR to be Interviewed by Kathleen Gage, for the Vegan Visibility Podcast. A great, in-depth conversation with the highly-accomplished Kathleen, about the driving forces behind Maya's veganism and her award-winning writing. 09 January 2023 


The Writers Collective (Sentient Media)

Maya gave this presentation to fellow Sentient Media writers, titled 'Developing Vegan Characters in Fiction Writing'.

January 2023 


Lucia's Vegan Lifestyle on Amazon Live

A lovely, warm, and supportive conversation with this compassionate host, who has great passion for promoting vegan products, lifestyle and books!

15 December 2022


Stuff News and The Dominion Post Newspaper

'How I write: Dystopian thriller author M. C Ronen on the writers who have influenced her'

14 December 2022 

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Vegan FTA

'Forging a Vegan Fiction Genre' (as also published by the NZ vegan Magazine) by Jackie Norman.

4 December 2022 

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Jamie's Corner

Interviewed by Jamie Logan of the Jamie's Corner podcast. A very friendly and informal conversation (no video) about animals, dairy, activism, writing, and BOOKS!

24 November  2022


The Bloody Vegans Podcast

Interviewed by Jim Moore, of The Bloody Vegans Podcast, about veganism, activism, The Liberation Trilogy and winning awards

8 October 2022

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New Zealand Vegan and Plant based Living Magazine

a 3-page feature about Maya and The Liberation Trilogy in the Spring issue of the New Zealand Vegan Magazine

September 2022 


Animal Liberation Hour

Animal Liberation Hour Podcast with Trey Morrow of Animal Activism Mentorship, Episode 26 .

2 August 2022


Literary Titan

'The Pain we Inflict'

 Author feature on the Literary Titan website. 

17 July 2022


Stuff News

Stuff news: ‘Activists cradle dead chickens on Wellington waterfront for National Animal Rights Day’ 

06 Jun 2022

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Animal Activism Mentorship

Animal Activism Mentorship: Activism through Writing ~ An Activist's journey with publishing

20 may 2022


May Safely Graze

Featured on May Safely Graze website as part of the 'Vegan Mothers and Daughters' series 

14 May 2022


Unchained TV

Unchained TV: Vegan Author’s Dystopian Visions

26 July 2021

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Unchained TV and Voice America Radio

Interviewed by Jane Velez-Mitchell on Unchained TV and Voice America Radio:

'Trilogy Suspense Novelist Reveals: Can Words Kill?'

19 July 2021

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Liberation Hour Radio

Liberation Hour Radio: To celebrate the publishing of 'It Was In Our Hands', Interview about the trilogy and activism in general 

3 July 2021

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Vegan FTA

Interviewed by Jackie Norman and Gareth Scurr for Vegan FTA.

'All Oppressions are Connected'

24 February 2021

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The University of Edinburgh

Featured postgraduate alumna of The University Of Edinburgh, Scotland (MSc, Gender and Society 2002). Combining feminism and animal rights with becoming a published author

3 March 2020

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