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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, kayaking, and raising her budding bookworm kiddo.
Her YA novels include Drizzle, Dreams, and Lovestruck Things, a 2023 Children’s Book Council Young Adult and Librarian Favorite. Her STEM chapter book series starts with Sejal Sinha Battles Superstorms, an OWL Awards shortlist title and a NECBA Windows & Mirrors pick. She’s passionate about creating joyful representation for kids and teens across genres.

Click for pronunciations: Maya Prasad (rhymes with facade)


Photo by Jamilah Newcomer

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