Fall Winter Spring Summer to be published by Disney

I am just over the moon to share that my romantic comedy, FALL WINTER SPRING SUMMER, will be published by Disney-Hyperion in fall 2022, and a sequel is planned for fall 2023! I can't wait to share the story of these 4 Desi sisters with the world!

Kieran Viola at Disney-Hyperion has bought, at auction, in a six-figure deal, world rights to Maya Prasad's debut YA novel, Fall Winter Spring Summer, plus a sequel. This contemporary romance follows the four Singh sisters over four seasons as they navigate the bustle of their father's inn on Orcas Island, where a steady stream of new guests inspires secret dreams, burgeoning identities, and breathtaking kisses in the Northwest drizzle. Publication is slated for fall 2022 and fall 2023, respectively; Chelsea Eberly at Greenhouse Literary brokered the deal on behalf of Dovetail Fiction/Working Partners, and Penny Moore at Aevitas Creative Management represented the author.

Publishing is a long game, and there have been so many times that I've thought about quitting. But I've stuck with it because of one goal: I wanted to create the representation that I never had while growing up. I'm so proud to be writing fierce & joyous brown girl leads.

The excitement doesn't end there, because Tuesday will be the release day for Foreshadow: Stories to Celebrate the Magic of Reading and Writing YA! It's been a pleasure to read early reviews that rave about my fellow talented New Voices and the writing advice & analysis by Emily X.R. Pan and Nova Ren Suma. 

Foreshadow is also going on virtual tour, and I will be discussing "Where the Magic Carries Us" on November 5th at 4pm PST/ 7pm EST along with fellow authors Linda Cheng and Nora Elghazzawi and with our editors Emily X.R. Pan and Nova Ren Suma. Thank you Porter Square Books for hosting this online event!

You can register here.

And here is some of the high praise the anthology has been receiving!

"Readers are simultaneously entertained and educated. The ingenuity in the writing is reinforced by Pan and Suma’s accompanying essays. Each story shines. An enduring anthology, appropriate for classroom use and recommended for all teen readers.”
School Library Journal, starred review

"An ingenious collection of 13 short stories that will especially be enjoyed by aspiring writers. Each of these selections displays great talent, and readers will hope to see future works by these up-and-coming creators. Ranging from deliciously creepy to glowingly hopeful, this collection offers a master class in short stories." 
Kirkus Reviews

"[A] gorgeous short-story collection . . . Readers will be enraptured by these vibrant, unique, passionate new voices.”​