Love Maia has always been a reluctant reader. She sees her writing as an opportunity to reach out to other reluctant readers and make books more enjoyable for them by combining literature and music and by creating relatable characters. In addition to writing, she enjoys underground hip-hop, kickboxing, pizza, fog, death metal, and butterflies. Her Pearl drums and her Technics also please her immensely. When not hard at work on her next book, Love can be found playing drums in an alternative rock band around San Francisco. DJ Rising is her first novel. Her website is http://www.lovemaia.com.