Maya is the New York Times Bestselling author ofThe Antiquities Hunter (a Gina Miyoko Mystery) and Star Wars: The Last Jedi (with Michael Reaves). She became addicted to science fiction when her dad let her stay up late to watch The Day the Earth Stood Still. Since then her short fiction has been published in Analog, Amazing Stories, Century, Realms of Fantasy, Interzone, Paradox and Jim Baen’s Universe. Her debut novel, The Meri (Baen), was a Locus Magazine 1992 Best First Novel nominee. Since, she has published over a dozen speculative fiction novels. Maya lives in San Jose where she writes, performs, and records original and parody (filk) music with her husband and awesome musician and producer, Chef Jeff Vader, All-Powerful God of Biscuits. The couple has produced four parody music albums: RetroRocket Science, Aliens Ate My Homework, Grated Hits and Schrödinger’s Hairball), and the original music CDs Manhattan Sleeps, Mobius Street and I Remember the Rain.