Maya Preisler is one of those authors who finds writing about herself to be tedious and challenging. Despite writing and illustrating her first sci-fi story at age eight and being published in her high school literary magazine, she still struggles with imposter syndrome. Maya attended UNC Charlotte for a BFA in cross-disciplinary studies with minors in Japanese and International Studies. Since then she has been working as a freelance artist, designer, and social media consultant. When she’s not writing or creating art, she can be found gardening, working on her next cosplay, or playing a game. Her long-time love affairs include Counter-Strike, the Fallout franchise, Dynasty Warriors, old World of Darkness (Werewolf, specifically), Dungeons and Dragons, and Munchkin. Maya is widely known throughout the southeastern convention scene for her art and geeky apparel.