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.
Novel: Racing the Dark, forthcoming from Agate Publishing.
Short story: "Among Their Bright Eyes" in Fantasy Magazine #5 (Winter)
Novella: "Third Day Lights" in Interzone issue #200, September/October 2005. Reprinted in Year's Best SF #11, edited by David Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer
Novella: "Shard of Glass" in Strange Horizons, February 2005. Reprinted in Year's Best Fantasy #6, edited by David Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer. Shortlisted for the Carl Brandon Society Parallax award.
Short story: "Who Ever Loved" in Arabella Magazine, December 2004
"Good for Hanging" in Chizine, Fall 2004. Honorable mention in The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror #18
The Revenant of Tokyo Bay: Godzilla and the Japanese Ghost in The Internet Review of Science Fiction, March 2004.