Aya de Leon

author – activist – faculty – mom


The Justice Hustlers series-3PRESS

4/10/17 UPTOWN THIEF wins gold in the Independent Publishers “IPPY” Award.

4/3/17 THE BOSS gets a Booklist starred review. (see below)

1/6/17 Interview about UPTOWN THIEF in Hazlitt.

10/20 Review in TitsAndSass.

9/30 Review in Jacobin Magazine

8/19 Interview in Harlequin Junkie

8/12 Review in Book Referees

7/29 Interview on the One Bad Mother podcast

7/28 Feature in the Washington Post

7/27 Feature in the SF Chronicle

7/26 Review in The Writes of Woman.

7/25 Interview with Toni Ann Johnson in Women Who Submit: Empowering Women Writers to Submit Their Work for Publication.

7/5/16 Interview with Reductress.

the-boss_coverBooklist Starred Review of The Boss

This well-written and enjoyable installment in de León’s unique, feminist, urban crime fiction series, Justice Hustlers (Uptown Thief, 2016), infuses satisfying power in both plot and character. Readers will embrace this heist story with heart and its hero, Tyesha, a smart yet fallible professional and champion for struggling women. [de] León, who is also a poet, social commentator, and head of the Poetry for the People program at UC Berkeley, is a crime writer to watch.

-Amy Alessio


The Boss launch party

Upcoming Appearances

  • THE BOSS book launch NYC June 1, 2017 at 1:00 am – 3:00 am Sisters Uptown Bookstore in Harlem
  • Bay Area Book Fest June 3, 2017 – June 4, 2017 Berkeley, CA, USA For details: https://www.baybookfest.org/2017-schedule/
  • *****Book Launch Party for THE BOSS***** June 9, 2017 at 2:00 am – 3:00 am Laurel Book Store, 1423 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612, USA For more info: http://www.laurelbookstore.com/event/aya-de-leon-author-boss

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