--Janet StraightArrow, Shaman/Owner of Be The Medicine
"A timely and contemporary novel about love and care for the world--The Erenwine Agenda helps us understand how we might navigate from a place of non-communication to a place of resolution. The primary characters, who are both of mixed ethnicity but of different cultural backgrounds, live a clashing breakdown of the polarities within themselves and in the environment around them. The story skillfully takes the reader from one event to another until Superstorm Sandy shocks the characters into redefining a new position in the world. The story feels very real as it puts us head on in conversation with ourselves, with the corporate structures that govern our lives, and by extension, with our idealism. The Erenwine Agenda crosses disciplines, crosses cultures, and crosses opposing viewpoints to arrive at a more compassionate and empathetic place."
--Raya Ani, Architect/Founder RAW-NYC Architects, 2017 President of American Institute of Architects (AIA) Middle East
About the Author
She is an Architect, artist and Reiki Master whose award-winning work has been featured by USA Today and the Sundance Channel. She grew up in Canada and now lives in the United States in New Jersey with her husband and their two children.
Maia is currently writing her next novel, Otter Coast which has a focus on creative states of consciousness. A third and related novel-in-the-works is entitled Rail, and it touches on the complexities of high speed transport in the modern world.
Maia published numerous non-fiction green building articles, and contributed a case study to How to Design and Build a Green Office Building: A Complete Guide to Making Your New Or Existing Building Environmentally Healthy, published in 2011.