About Maya

Maya & Sky paint Call Me TreeIn 1994, at Maya’s first art opening in San Francisco, she met Harriet Rohmer, the original founder of Children’s Book Press (now an imprint of Lee&Low Books). When Harriet asked her if she was interested in making art for a children’s book, she felt as though she had come home. But home to a place she never knew existed. Since then she has created art for over 20 children’s books and written 3 of those including her latest book, CALL ME TREE, listed as one of the Best Picture Books of 2014 that Celebrate Diversity by Kirkus. Her children’s book creations also led her to work in schools throughout the country and eventually co-found her own press with her partner, Matthew. She also loves to teach others everything she knows about creating children’s books through her online school and her e-course, The Heart of It: Creating Children’s Books that Matter

And don’t forget to check out, Maya’s 3 Rules and her work as an educator.