Appearing in Tent #3 | 12:00 pm
About the author
Sona Charaipotra is the author of Symptoms of a Heartbreak and co-author of the Tiny Pretty Things duology (a Netflix series) and Rumor Game. How Maya Got Fierce draws on her years as a journalist for People, ABC, Parents.com, and others. Charaipotra is a former We Need Diverse Books board member and co-founded the book packager CAKE Literary.
MFOB featured book: How Maya Got Fierce
Maya dreams of working in magazines. But as the daughter of garlic farmers, her path is set: it’s off to Cow Camp instead. When she ends up in the New York City area and realizes her cousin’s girlfriend works at Maya’s favorite magazine, Fierce, an opportunity falls in her lap to intern. It’s her dream job, and she can’t pass it up, even if it means disappointing her family and lying to her parents.
The only problem? Maya hasn’t accepted an internship. She’s accepted a full-time job as a staff writer, and everyone at Fierce thinks she’s 26.
Maya is so close to making her dreams come true, even if the glam life at Fierce isn’t quite as shiny and fun as she hoped. But when she suggests the perfect candidate for a big story―and manages to get the scoop―all eyes are on her. How long can she keep her real age from her boss―and her real life from her parents?