Writer, reader, mum, granny, quilter, gardener, feminist sock-knitter extraordinaire.


Maya is a working-class writer living in Mid-Wales.

With a Masters in Creative writing from The Open Univeristy, she writes both fiction and creative non-fiction.

In 2021 she was a A Writing Chance Award winner – a programme supporting working-class and under-represented writers. With Michael Sheen and New Writing North her fiction was recently performed by Michael Sheen in the BBC Radio Wales Margins to Mainstream.

Her work has been published online and in print, including in The New Stateman and she has a fortnightly column in the Daily Mirror’s Lemon-Aid newsletter.

A keen library user, she is passionate about access to creative arts for everyone, particularly disadvantaged communities and has taught creative writing as part of the Wales Wellness Program.