Maya Ameyaw was born and raised in Toronto by family of voracious readers in a cozy little house bursting with books. A former bookseller, she currently works as a community arts writing group facilitator. In her free time she interviews writers about their journeys toward publication for her blog and YouTube channel .

Maya has edited several mental health themed anthologies for youth and adults with funding from the Toronto Arts Council. A deleted excerpt of her upcoming novel is featured in the anthology Brilliance Is The Clothing I Wear (Dundurn Press.)

Her contemporary YA debut When It All Syncs Up has been awarded grants by the Toronto Arts Council, the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts. She is represented by Lesley Sabga and Julie Gwinn of The Seymour Agency.