Maya’s fascination with speculative fiction dates from the night her dad let her stay up to watch The Day the Earth Stood Still. Her short fiction has been published in, among other places, Analog, Amazing Stories, Interzone, Paradox, and Jim Baen’s Universe, and have been finalists for the Nebula, Sidewise and British Science Fiction awards.

Maya is the author of six fantasy novels, most recently Mr. Twilight from Del Rey, a collaboration with Michael Reaves. She is also a musician/singer/songwriter and, with husband Jeff, has produced a trio of original and parody CDs and a trio of children. Their website is


“Seraphim” (January 2008)