Aya de Leon published her debut feminist heist novel, Uptown Thief, in 2016. The Justice Hustlers series continues with The Boss in May 2017 and the Accidental Mistress in 2018. Her work has appeared in Ebony, Guernica, Writer’s Digest, The Toast, Bitch Magazine, Essence, Huffington Post and on Def Poetry. She blogs and tweets about culture, gender, and race. She is currently working on a children’s picture book discussing racism and has just completed a YA black girl spy novel called Going Dark. She teaches creative writing at UC Berkeley.