A.E. Hayes

A.E. Hayes

Terra Publishing’s Flagship Author


A.E. Hayes is a professionally trained opera singer and published author. She has been featured under various pseudonyms in myriad anthologies, poetry collections, music magazines, and newspapers, and is currently working on her 6th novel, “On Common Ground,” as well as a collection of supernatural stories titled “The Eynes Anthology.” She studied English, Music, and Writing at Hood College, where she earned her B.A., and later studied Fiction Writing at The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. A.E. resides in Maryland with her husband and son, and when she isn’t writing or singing, she spends her time drinking far too much coffee, logging miles by pacing around the living room floor in order to make her Fitbit happy, studying the violin, and plotting ideas for several new projects (which usually happens during her living room pacing time). She can be contacted at aehayes@aehayes.com, on Twitter as @AE_Hayes, or at aehayes.com.

Coming Soon from Terra Publishing

Shattered: Memoirs of an Amnesiac

Shattered 3D Book

“You’ve been captive far too long,” she whispered. “So I’m releasing you.”

The universe was bathed in white light, and as I touched the azure and ruby stars dancing above my head, the crack within me split and fractured into madness.

I felt the shatter. But I was powerless to stop it.”

Shattered features a mixture of nonfiction and creative nonfiction stories about Hayes’ real-life experiences with a traumatic brain injury that caused retrograde amnesia, as well as the events prior to and following the event.


However–is the internal shatter she experienced really due to the amnesia, or due to something else? That is what Shattered aims to reveal.

Love Across the Universe

“Tristan’s Tryst”

One mysterious being. Two lovers who find her. Can this threesome handle the heat of this scorching summer?

Tristan works for the American government, but rarely speaks about his job. Why? Because his job involves intergalactic travel. Despite the fact that the year is 2041 and human beings are now capable to travel at faster-than-light speeds, Tristan’s projects are often kept secret – hidden even from his girlfriend, Cassandra.

When Tristan reveals to Cassandra that they are going to take a special trip to Delmar, a planet located in a different solar system that is mostly comprised of beaches and oceans, Cassandra is ecstatic. The planet was recently discovered by Tristan and his team, and so far, very few people have used it as a vacation spot. Cassandra and Tristan pack their bags and safely travel to Delmar, finding themselves surrounded by beautiful beaches with white sand, sparkling turquoise waters, and a strange line of trees lining the perimeter of the particular beach they have chosen to visit.

During some intense foreplay on the beach, Cassandra and Tristan are startled to hear movement coming from the trees behind them. When they stop to look, they see a beautiful female emerge. She tells them that her name is Lynx, and that she is an inhabitant of the planet. Tristan is baffled, as he was unaware that the planet already had human habitation. And when Lynx expresses her fondness for Tristan’s body and Cassandra’s golden “star eyes,” Tristan and Cassandra find themselves attracted to her. But should they give in to this strange, beautiful inhabitant of Delmar? And if they do – what might possibly happen to them?

Crazy Little Spring Called Love

“A Siren’s Song of Spring”

Spring 17 Interior Image AH F.1She is sworn to sing men to their deaths. Until one sails into her heart.

Young siren Mariana, along with her two older sisters Piceana and Ariella, has been upholding the tradition of their immortal kind for hundreds of thousands of years: to sing sailors a sweet, sad, and ultimately fatal song as they navigate their ships around the rocky coasts and caves near Paestum, Italy.

Mariana has always followed her orders in an effort to retain her immortality, as well as to follow the will of her father, Tyrrhenius, who has forbidden his three remaining daughters to ever depart from the coastal waters. But when The Aurora, a ship sailed by a young man named Orion, passes by on a windy April afternoon, Mariana is strangely attracted to the mortal being upon it.

Despite the fact that she is forbidden to have any connection to a mortal man, she longs to use her voice for good. Will she betray her people, allowing herself to be washed over by love? Or will she betray her feelings and sing young Orion to his untimely death?