Vegan author M C Ronen (Maya Cohen-Ronen) is a New Zealand based feminist, and animal rights activist.
Maya wrote The Liberation Trilogy, “out of disappointment at being unable to find mainstream books that avoid banal mentions of animal cruelty acts and/or everyday speciesism. Her deliberate intention was to create an exciting, fast-paced, page-turning fiction series that has a clear ethical undertone and message with a potential appeal to a wide range of readers.”
I have just devoured book one of the trilogy, award-winning, The Shed.
I’m in awe of the combination of stealth, subtle truth bombs and intrigue that keeps you turning pages in this engaging, inclusive form of activism.
No spoilers in this conversation, I want you to read the books however Maya’s deep understanding of the exploitation present in the world of our protagonist Sunny comes from very personal experiences of grief and love.
Maya’s latest book is DEAR TUI, a Warning. It’s a climate crisis novel with an urgent, vital message and importantly how readers can make some real changes in their lives to save the planet and all who live on it.
Ok, spoiler here (!) the most impactful change is, To Live Vegan.
Please enjoy this conversation about Animal Rights Activism via Penny-dropping Ethical Thrillers with Vegan Author M C Ronen.
In this conversation we cover:
- Maya’s personal journey to veganism.
- Maya’s personal loss and the connection she made to the dairy industry and our cruel exploitation of mother cows.
- Book one of The Liberation Trilogy, The Shed and what prompted Maya to write it.
- Was it hard to walk the line between graphic enough to deliver the important messages and, not so shocking that pre-vegan readers might turn away.
- The importance of telling our children the truth about our relationships with animals.
- How did Maya explain to her children why you don’t eat animals.
- Maya’s latest book, DEAR TUI, a Warning.
- Also, how readers can make some real changes in their lives to save the planet and all who live on it.
Again no spoilers, however there are some powerful twists and developments at the end of the Shed that I loved. As the pieces all fell perfectly into place I can understand why Maya’s readers were so eager to see the series continue.
We need Sunny’s journey to continue.
Now DEAR TUI, a Warning sounds like a tougher read. Though just as important. I’ll admit, climate change is something I personally find so huge and terrifying my natural extinct IS to turn away.
I’m not sure Why however potentially it’s because I know I’m all in 100% for the animals, for an end to animal agriculture and for a vegan world and maybe I don’t have the bandwidth to expose myself whole-heartedly to the potential catastrophe of climate change too.
It’s a weak and unsatisfactory self realisation I need to reflect on more.
To connect with Maya I will have you all linked up in the show notes below.
Also via her website: www.mcronenauthor.com/
Maya mentioned, The Plant-Based Treaty:
That’s it for this week in Healthification.
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With love and gratitude plant friends.
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