Maya, in front of one of her identity portraits

Maya Fleischmann is a freelance writer and the author of Finding Ching Ha and If You Give a Mum a Minute. Her book reviews are published in book industry trade journals, such as Publishers Weekly, BookPage, and Audiofile Magazine. Her stories and articles have appeared in travel and cultural magazines and books, to include Peril and Chicken Soup for the Working Mom’s Soul.

Born and raised in Hong Kong, Maya has lived and traveled overseas extensively. She currently lives in Florida, where the turquoise waters and sunlit skies remind her of her childhood home in Hong Kong. Read more about island talk and travel tales at Turquoise Maya.

When Maya is not writing, reading, or volunteering as a narrator for Learning Ally, or hosting writing groups with Pine Island Writers, she is exploring Florida’s lush landscape and eclectic towns, and sampling new foods. You can read her book blog at A Novel Fiend.