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 (Disney-Hyperion) is available now. Sejal Sinha Battles Superstorms (S&S/Aladdin) is the first in her chapter book series to be published in May 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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