Diana Ma writes YA and MG books that feature Asian American heroines. Growing up as a Chinese American girl, these were the kind of characters she hungered to find in books. She believes that it’s important for all kids to recognize themselves as the heroes of the books they read. Diana has two wonderful kids of her own and wants them to grow up with books that represent them. Her belief that diverse books help us create a better world is what drives her writing and teaching. Diana teaches composition, creative writing, literature, and humanities at North Seattle College and has an MA in English with a Creative Writing focus from the University of Illinois, Chicago and a BA in Creative Writing from the University of Washington. Her debut novel, Heiress Apparently,
is the first in an epic and romantic series. She is represented by Christa Heschke of McIntosh and Otis, and more information can be found about Diana on her website, Dianamaauthor.com.