Maya Morrow was born in San Jose, California, to two mathematicians who had fled the Civil Rights-era south to create a new life in the San Francisco Bay Area. Growing up within the safe, comfortable confines of a Huxtable-esque family home where reading and academic excellence were encouraged, she managed to really get that reading part down. In her own words, “I always expressed myself by writing, for as long as I can remember.” Maya has written scores of poems, songs, letters, and essays, none of which are published. Yet. She is currently in the process of self-publishing her first book, an autobiographical work titled Silicon Valley Girl: My Adolescent Life and Times, and an Ode to Generation X.