Maya Onodera studied law in Tokyo (Japan) and art history in Bonn (Germany). During these studies, she discovered her fascination for picture books. Already as a child, she liked to draw and paint. Now she also started to write stories. A lovely pug named Caesar, was her main character. Although he is already gone, he still remains an important inspiration to her. Maya works a lot with paper. Except for writing and painting, she also works in paper maché and origami. She also teaches children and adults to fold their own origami creations.