Motherhood, modern cities, & writing domestic noir with Maya Sinha

Motherhood, modern cities, & writing domestic noir with Maya Sinha

Maya and I chat about her first novel, ‘The City Mother’, and how being a young mother in a strange city prompted her to think and observe. She gathered all her reflections into a novel, and sewed it together with a spiritual struggle. ‘The City Mother’ is a domestic noir published by Chrism Press.

Maya Sinha grew up in New Mexico and was a staff writer for the Santa Fe Reporter before moving to California for law school. As a lawyer with school-aged kids, she wrote a regular humor column for the local newspaper. In 2019, she became a columnist for The Saturday Evening Post. Her work has appeared in ‘The Lamp Magazine’, ‘Dappled Things,’ ‘Book & Film Globe,’ and many other publications. ‘The City Mother’ is her first novel. She lives in Northern California with her family.  

BOOK: The City Mother
As her marriage falters and friends disappear, Cara seeks guidance from books, films, therapy, even the saints, when she’s not scrubbing the diaper pail. Meanwhile, someone is crying out for help that only she can give. Cara must confront big questions about reality and illusion, health and illness, good and evil—and just how far she is willing to go to protect those she loves. Learn more

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Dominic Vera

Founder of LegendFiction, and a total Wandery. Geeks over epics, mystics, science, the angelic, & Netflix. A young, Catholic dad and novelist passionate about worldbuilding and faith-inspired fiction. A graduate from the Writer’s Institute for Children’s Literature, self-published a children’s novel, and works as a full time marketer and graphic designer. Married, with a small girl and a smaller corgi. Website | See more of Dominic's posts

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