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Alaya Dawn Johnson

Biography

Alaya Dawn Johnson

Alaya (pronounced ah-lie-ah) lives, writes, cooks and (perhaps most importantly) eats in New York City. Her literary loves are all forms of speculative fiction, historical fiction and the occasional highbrow novel. Her culinary loves are all kinds of ethnic food, particularly South Indian, which she feels must be close to ambrosia. She graduated from Columbia University in 2004 with a BA in East Asian Languages and Cultures and has lived and traveled extensively in Japan.

Alaya Dawn Johnson

Books by Alaya Dawn Johnson

by Shaun David Hutchinson, Suzanne Young, Marieke Nijkamp, Robin Talley, Stephanie Kuehn, E. C. Myers, Tim Floreen, Alaya Dawn Johnson, Justina Ireland, and Brandy Colbert - Anthology, Fiction, Mental Health, Young Adult 14+
Ten teens are left alone in the wilderness during a three-day survival test in this multi-authored novel edited by award-winning author Shaun David Hutchinson. At Zeppelin Bend, an outdoor-education program designed to teach troubled youth the value of hard work, cooperation, and compassion, ten teens are left alone in the wild. The teens are a diverse group who come all walks of life, and were all sent to Zeppelin Bend as a last chance to get them to turn their lives around. They’ve just spent nearly two weeks hiking, working, learning to survive in the wilderness, and now their instructors have dropped them off eighteen miles from camp with no food.
by Alaya Dawn Johnson - Thriller, Young Adult 12+

Emily Bird was raised not to ask questions. She has perfect hair, the perfect boyfriend, and a perfect Ivy-League future. But a chance meeting with Roosevelt David, a homeland security agent, at a party for Washington DC's elite leads to Bird waking up in a hospital, days later, with no memory of the end of the night.

by Alaya Dawn Johnson - Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult 14+

In the lush city of Palmares Tres, June Costa creates art that's sure to make her legendary --- even more so when she meets Enki, the new Summer King. Together, June and Enki will stage explosive, dramatic projects that Palmares Tres will never forget, adding fuel to a growing rebellion against the government's strict limits. Unfortunately, like Summer Kings before him, Enki is destined to die.