Maya started writing fiction on taking early retirement. Before that she was a lecturer at London University, specialising in French literature. She published several academic books.
Nowadays she is concentrating on fiction, but keeps up her academic interests, and is currently a Senior Research Fellow of her old college, Queen Mary, University of London. She lives in London with her husband who retired from being a hospital doctor and also writes. They have two journalist daughters and four small grandchildren, who live nearby.
See Maya's website on http://www.MayaSlater.com