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Maya Prasad
Maya Prasad

Maya Prasad is a South Asian American author, a Caltech graduate, and a former software engineer. She currently resides in the Pacific Northwest, where she enjoys hiking, canoeing, and raising her budding bookworm daughter.

Her YA debut Fall Winter Spring Summer will be published by Disney-Hyperion in fall 2022. She’s also a contributor to the anthology Foreshadow: Stories to Celebrate the Magic of Reading and Writing YA (Algonquin Young Readers, October 2020). She has had short fiction published on the Foreshadow digital platform and at Cast of Wonders. A recipient of the We Need Diverse Books mentorship program, Maya is passionate about creating brown girl leads in children’s literature.

Visit her website www.mayaprasad.com or find her on Instagram and Twitter @msmayaprasad.

Book Title(s):

Fall Winter Spring Summer (Disney-Hyperion, 2022), Foreshadow: Stories to Celebrate the Magic of Reading and Writing YA (Algonquin YR, 2020)

Award(s) and Accolade(s):

2017 We Need Diverse Books mentee, BookPage Best YA Books of 2020 (Foreshadow)

Pronouns:
she/her
Identity:
Indian-American
Age Categories:
Young Adult
Genres:
Contemporary, Fantasy, Romance, Science Fiction, Speculative

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