Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff is a versatile author and performer, best known for her science fiction and fantasy works. Bohnhoff also writes magic realism and nonfiction, and has written and performed music since 1979. Her short fiction has appeared in Analog, Amazing Stories, Interzone, Realms of Fantasy, and others. In addition to her shorter works Bohnhoff has written several full-length novels, including The Meri, which was a Locus magazine finalist for the Best First Novel award in 1993. She lives in California with her husband.