Maia Caron was born and raised in the Rocky Mountains of British Columbia. The kind of kid who read books at the dinner table and under the covers by flashlight, Maia lived inside the pages of stories like The Lord of the Rings and The Count of Monte Cristo.
Instead of sensibly going after a MFA in her irretrievable youth, Maia became a Registered Massage Therapist, studied Buddhism, Taoism, and spiritual healing, and taught mindfulness meditation and Ovarian Kung Fu. Her old love of the historical epic never left her—rife with intrigue, secrets, betrayal, and forbidden love—and she decided to write her own books, exploring themes of existential philosophy and the irrepressible power of women.
When in her twenties, Maia discovered that she was Métis. Her historical novel, Song of Batoche is a love letter to her extended relations of Batoche Métis, women with secrets, and to Louis Riel and Gabriel Dumont, whom she considers two of the most fascinating men to ever wage war together.
She’s also written a YA novel with her 24-year-old daughter about two Métis girls who are lured into the Canadian Indigenous sex trafficking trade.
Maia lives in Toronto with two fierce pugs.