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Maria Dahvana Headley

Biography

Maria Dahvana Headley

Maria Dahvana Headley is the author of the upcoming young adult skyship novel MAGONIA from HarperCollins, the dark fantasy/alt-history novel QUEEN OF KINGS, the internationally bestselling memoir THE YEAR OF YES, and THE END OF THE SENTENCE, a novella co-written with Kat Howard, from Subterranean. With Neil Gaiman, she is the New York Times-bestselling co-editor of the monster anthology UNNATURAL CREATURES, benefitting 826DC. 
 
Her Nebula and Shirley Jackson award-nominated short fiction has recently appeared on Tor.com, and in The Toast, Clarkesworld, Lightspeed, Nightmare, Apex, The Journal of Unlikely Entomology, Subterranean Online, Glitter & Mayhem and Jurassic London's The Lowest Heaven and The Book of the Dead, and will soon appear in Uncanny, Shimmer, and more. It's anthologized in the 2013 and 2014 editions of Rich Horton's The Year's Best Fantasy & Science Fiction, & Paula Guran's 2013 The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror, in The Year's Best Weird Volume 1, ed. Laird Barron, and in Wastelands, Vol 2, among others. She's also a playwright and essayist. 
 
She grew up in rural Idaho on a sled-dog ranch, spent part of her 20's as a pirate negotiator and ship marketer in the maritime industry, and now lives in Brooklyn in an apartment shared with a seven-foot-long stuffed crocodile. 
 
 
Visit her website at: http://www.mariadahvanaheadley.com
Follow her on Twitter: MARIADAHVANA

Maria Dahvana Headley

Books by Maria Dahvana Headley

by Maria Dahvana Headley - Fiction, Science Fiction

The stunning sequel to Maria Dahvana Headley’s critically acclaimed MAGONIA tells the story of one girl who must make an impossible choice between two families, two homes --- and two versions of herself. Aza Ray is back on earth. Her boyfriend, Jason, is overjoyed. Her family is healed. She’s living a normal life, or as normal as it can be if you’ve spent the past year dying, waking up on a sky ship and discovering that your song can change the world.

by Maria Dahvana Headley - Fantasy, Young Adult 14+, Youth Fiction

Since she was a baby, Aza Ray Boyle has suffered from a mysterious lung disease that makes it ever harder for her to breathe, to speak --- to live. So when she catches a glimpse of a ship in the sky, her family chalks it up to a cruel side effect of her medication. But Aza can hear someone on the ship calling her name. Only her best friend, Jason, listens. But something goes terribly wrong and Aza is lost to our world --- and found in Magonia. Above the clouds, in a land of trading ships, Aza is not the weak and dying thing she was. In Magonia, she can breathe for the first time. Better, she has immense power --- but as she navigates her new life, she discovers that war between Magonia and Earth is coming. In Aza's hands lies fate of the whole of humanity --- including the boy who loves her. Where do her loyalties lie?