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About The Speaker

Ayana Gray

Ayana Gray is the author of BEASTS OF PREY (Putnam Books for Young Readers, Spring 2022) and a lover of all things monsters and magic. Originally an Atlanta native, she now lives in sunny Florida where she writes fantastical stories, follows Formula One racing, and worries over her adopted baby rhino, Apollo.


Ayana Gray’s debut YA fantasy novel BEASTS OF PREY publishes with Putnam Books for Young Readers (Penguin Random House) in Spring 2022! You can add it on GoodReads here: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/55038226-beasts-of-prey

You can also follow Ayana on Twitter @AyanaGray or Instagram @AyanaGray_


D&D Alignment

Lawful Good!


Bender Class

Water Bender on Weekends; Fire Bender Monday – Friday


FMK: Fictional Character Edition

Marry: Grey Worm
Kill: Edward Cullen
Find Attractive: Erik Killmonger


Favorite Book Quote

“The night belongs to beasts of prey, and always has. It’s easy to forget that when you’re indoors, protected by light and solid walls.” -Cornelia Funke