Katya de Becerra is the author of genre-bending young adult fiction. Critics called her debut What The Woods Keep “a thoughtful and compelling horror fantasy” (The Bulletin) and “a narrative that will keep readers enthralled” (Booklist), while her second novel Oasis has earned a starred review from Booklist. Born in Russia, Katya studied in California and now lives in Melbourne with her husband in a tiny apartment overflowing with books. After earning a PhD in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Melbourne, Katya spent the last ten years as a university lecturer and scholar researching technologies & inequalities in education. She’s also a co-host of #SpecLitChat and a writing mentor with the 1st5pages Workshop.
You can follow her on Twitter and Instagram @KatyaDeBecerra and read her blog here.