Aya De Leon
Aya De Leon

Aya de Leon

Aya de Leon teaches creative writing at UC Berkeley. Kensington Books publishes her award-winning feminist heist series, Justice Hustlers: UPTOWN THIEF (2016), THE BOSS (2017), THE ACCIDENTAL MISTRESS (2018), and in 2019 SIDE CHICK NATION about the hurricane in Puerto Rico. She has received acclaim in the Washington Post, Village Voice, and SF Chronicle.  Aya is at work on two suspense novels: OPERATION HOLOGRAM, about FBI infiltration of an African American political organization, and a black spy girl book for teens called GOING DARK. She blogs and tweets at @AyadeLeon.