Books

 

Foreshadow: Stories to Celebrate the Magic of Reading and Writing YA

Foreshadow: Stories to Celebrate the Magic of Reading and Writing YA edited by Emily X.R. Pan and Nova Ren Suma
I'm a contributor to the anthology Foreshadow: Stories to Celebrate the Magic of Reading and Writing YA (Algonquin Young Readers, 2020). It was named a Best YA Book of 2020 by BookPage.
 
 
Praise for Foreshadow:

"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.”​
Booklist

"Dazzling short stories by new YA voices along with enlightening essays about the writing process by established authors make Foreshadow a treasure for aspiring writers." -- Shelf Awareness, starred review 

"Give this to a reader who wants to dig deeply into the craft of storytelling." -- BookPage, starred review

 

 

 Fall Winter Spring Summer

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.
I'm also the author of Fall Winter Spring Summer, which will be published by Disney-Hyperion in fall 2022. 
 
Description:
 
It’s hard enough for the four Singh sisters to balance their big dreams and bigger personalities while navigating the bustle of their father’s inn on Orcas Island. But when a stream of new guests inspires unrequited crushes and secret ambitions, the sisters gear up for an unforgettable year.

FALL: Ever-practical Nidhi never wanted to break any hearts. Everything was in place: a steady boyfriend and summer plans at an elite pastry school in Paris. Then a handsome construction worker and a longing for her homeland rattle her sense of complacency. 

WINTER: A girl of (too?) many talents, Avani is finally focusing on one thing: planning a ball to honor a family member. But blizzards and cheese platters send her cross-country skiing straight into the arms of a boy—the one she’s been avoiding since she accidentally flaked on their date. 

SPRING: Shy Sirisha wishes she could talk to girls, but she’s always felt safest hiding behind her camera. When a traveling theater troupe brings a pretty thespian into the picture, Sirisha flounders with bad pickup lines and too-pink lipstick. 

SUMMER: Hopeless romantic Rani is ecstatic when not one, not two, but THREE potential boyfriends arrive at the inn. If only flowers and over-the-top romantic gestures could help her decide who to bring to the Songbird Inn’s event of the year.

Four sisters, four seasons…and plenty of breathtaking kisses in the Northwest drizzle.

 

 SEJAL BATTLES SUPER STORMS

Alyson Heller at Aladdin has bought debut chapter book Sejal Battles Super Storms by Maya Prasad, first in a new series that follows an Indian American girl with an active imagination and a love of STEM, who uses science to save her family's Diwali celebration on the night of a storm. Publication is set for spring 2023; Penny Moore at Aevitas Creative Management negotiated the three-book deal for world rights.

Sejal Battles Super Storms is the first in a new chapter book series that follows an Indian American girl with an active imagination and a love of STEM, who uses science to save her family's Diwali celebration on the night of a super storm.