Maya Sloan is an award-winning author with an MFA in creative writing from Boston University and an MFA in fiction writing from the University of Arkansas. High Before Homeroom is her first novel. She was born and raised Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
A Conversation with Maya Sloan, Author of High Before Homeroom
Q: Doug is very smart, but he makes many bad choices. How did the voice of Doug come to life?
A: Doug is a teenager from Oklahoma. I was a teenager from Oklahoma. For years I’d only write about places I lived after I left my state—New York City, California. Places I thought were more romantic and interesting than where I was raised. Then, one day, I decided to try and write about Oklahoma....