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 kiddo.

Her YA debut Drizzle, Dreams, and Lovestruck Things will be published by Disney-Hyperion in October 2022. Sejal Sinha Battles Superstorms is the first in her chapter book series to be published by S&S/Aladdin in summer 2023.

Maya has also had short fiction published in Foreshadow: Stories to Celebrate the Magic of Reading and Writing YA, Cast of Wonders, and Voyage YA. She is passionate about creating joyful representation in children’s literature.

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