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About Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff
She started her writing career sketching science fiction comic books in the last row of her elementary school classroom. She was never apprehended. Since then her short fiction has been published in Analog, Amazing Stories, Century, Realms of Fantasy, Interzone, Paradox and Jim Baen's Universe. Look for her British Science Fiction Award finalist "The White Dog" along with a variety of her short fiction on the Café shelves.
Her debut novel, "The Meri" (Baen), was a Locus Magazine 1992 Best First Novel nominee (now available as a trade paperback from Sense of Wonder Press). Since, she has published eight more speculative fiction novels, including "Mr. Twilight" (with Michael Reaves) and also worked with Michael on "Star Wars - Coruscant Nights III: Patterns of Force", "Star Wars: Shadow Games" and the New York Times Bestseller and Science Fiction Club selection, "THE LAST JEDI" -- fourth book in the Coruscant Nights series.
She recently stepped sideways into the world of mystery/crime novels with her first Gina Miyoko mystery--THE ANTIQUITIES HUNTER. "I've read mysteries all my life and I love them. I realize I've embedded a mystery of some sort in almost everything I've written. I'm thrilled that I'm finally working in the genre."
Maya lives in San Jose where she writes, performs, and records original and parody (filk) music with her husband and awesome musician and music producer, Chef Jeff Vader, All-Powerful God of Biscuits. The couple frequently serves as Guest of Honor at science fiction/fantasy conventions and at filk music gatherings, and has been honored with Pegasus Awards for Best Parody and Best Performer. They've produced 4 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". Their albums are available on CDBaby, Bandcamp and iTunes.
Check out the music video for our Pegasus Award winning parody: "Midichlorian Rhapsody" in my video feed.
To top it off, they've also produced three musical children: Alex, Kristine, and Amanda.
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