She is an Architect, artist and Reiki Master whose award-winning work has been featured by USA Today and the Sundance Channel. She grew up in Canada and now lives in the United States in New Jersey with her husband and their two children.
Maia is currently writing her next novel, Otter Coast which has a focus on creative states of consciousness. A third and related novel-in-the-works is entitled Rail, and it touches on the complexities of high speed transport in the modern world.
Maia published numerous non-fiction green building articles, and contributed a case study to How to Design and Build a Green Office Building: A Complete Guide to Making Your New Or Existing Building Environmentally Healthy, published in 2011.