I hail from a long line of book nerds. Dinner time in my father's childhood was often an anti-social affair, with every family member absorbed in their paperback of choice. My own parents used the public library as free daycare. And when the final Harry Potter book dropped, my parents, three siblings, and I (along with our entourage of spouses, children, and cousins) gathered from four separate states to attend the Midnight Party together.
I'm a Caltech graduate who spent nine years working as a software engineer in Silicon Valley. But the longing to see South Asians like myself reflected in literature was strong enough to get me writing. I now live in the Pacific Northwest, where I spend dreary gray days writing in coffee shops and raising a bookworm of a toddler. I'm a 2017 recipient of the We Need Diverse Books mentorship program, mentored by Padma Venkatraman (A TIME TO DANCE). My novels feature unwieldy technologies, Indian culture, and subversive STEM girls.
You may contact me on twitter @mayaprasadwrite.