Mae's middle grade novel, THE HOUSE THAT LOU BUILT, debuts summer 2018 from Penguin Random House & Wendy Lamb Books.  She is the past recipient of a PEN Center USA Emerging Voices Fellowship and has been awarded writing residencies at Hedgebrook and Atlantic Center for the Arts. Her work has been read at the L.A. Times Festival of Books, West Hollywood Book Fair, and the David Henry Hwang Theater in Los Angeles.

Mae's writing has been published in Pregnancy Magazine, Working Mother Magazine, {m}aganda magazine, Patagonia, Only Light Can Do That, and The Bigger the Better the Tighter the Sweater: 21 Funny Women on Beauty, Body Image, and Other Hazards of Being Female (Seal Press), among others. She also worked with the Filipino-American community of Los Angeles to author Images of America: Filipinos in Los Angeles (Arcadia Publishing).  
In addition to novelist, Mae's had lots of fun (and not so fun) jobs: Worst Waitress Ever, Assistant to 2 Academy-Award Nominated Directors, On-Air Promotions Writer, Website Editor, After School Writing Teacher, Ginzu Steak Knives Seller, Facebook Updater Person & University Administrator. However, her favorite "job" is as mom to 2 awesome boys!  Mae and her family live in the suburban wild of Northern California, not far from the ocean and the redwoods.  

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