Interviews, Media & Events


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July 2021

San Diego Comic Con (Virtual) July 24 - 25th

More to be announced! 


June 2021

Buzz. Beasts of Prey receives a starred Kirkus review!

May 2021

Buzz. Sisters AARP: "Fiction Page-Turners So Irresistible You Shouldn’t Read Them on a Work Night!"


May 2021

Buzz. Ayana Gray's unboxing video is featured on Good Morning America along with some BIG NEWS!


April 2021

Event. #1 New York Times bestselling author Angie Thomas is in conversation with Ayana Gray at the 2021 Orlando Book Festival!

April 2021

Event. Ayana Gray set to speak on two panels at the 2021 Write Hive Con!

March 2021

Event. Ayana features at Penguin Teen's Book Fest!

March 2021

Buzz. The Bookseller announces BEASTS OF PREY to be published in the UK in January 2022!

March 2021

Buzz. Ayana Gray reveals the cover to her debut novel, BEASTS OF PREY, via Oprah Magazine!

February 2021

Buzz. Ayana Gray tapped for 2021 Pitch Wars Managing Director!


February 2021

Interview. Ayana Gray speaks with authors Emily Thiede and Anna Mercier on the Basic Pitches Podcast


September 2020

Buzz. Book Riot predicts Beasts of Prey could be one of the biggest books of 2022!

September 2020

Interview: Fulbright College Alumna Ayana Gray to Publish New Young Adult Book Trilogy


September 2020

Radio: Ayana Gray joins The Zhamir Watson Show to discuss her upcoming book.


Septemer 2020

Interview: Pulaski Academy graduate set to publish young adult fantasy book trilogy

August 2020

Publishers Weekly Book Deals: Putnam Pays Big for a YA Trilogy


August 2020

Announcement. PenguinTeen announces new behind-the-scenes look for its newest author: Ayana Gray


August 2020

Announcement. THV11 University of Arkansas, Pulaski Academy graduate set to publish young adult fantasy book trilogy.


August 2020

Announcement. Publisher's Weekly announces Ayana Gray's debut in its August rights report!

August 2020

Announcement. Entertainment Weekly announces Ayana's Gray's debut, Beasts of Prey!

June 2020

Interview. Young Adult author Ayana Gray talks with Louisa Onome, Liselle Sambury, and Danielle Wilkinson about the people who have inspired them, the projects they are working on, and the Black voices they want to promote!


May 2020

YouTube Interview. Young Adult author Ayana Gray talks with fellow #PitchWars mentors about how to craft a stand-out pitch for your manuscript, and how to navigate online pitching events!


April 2020

Podcast Interview. Young Adult author Ayana Gray has a lot to offer in our latest episode. Take a listen to our conversation on traveling abroad and the power of lost voices within black history. Ayana also has helpful resources ranging from podcasts to writer contests that will help anyone get started on their own journey.

April 2020

YouTube Session. Ayana Gray leads the inaugural 2020 Write Hive Conference with a session titled THE ART OF QUERYING, a full-scale presentation walking aspiring authors through the querying process from start to finish with useful tips!

March 2020

Interview. Ayana Gray chats with Rebellion Lit about her what she writes, why she writes it, and her publishing journey (so far)!

February 2020

Announcement. Ayana Gray joins the 2020 Pitch Wars Advisory Committee!

December 2019

Interview. Ayana Gray pitches her current manuscript, the themes that inspired it, and where she thinks the publishing industry can grow.

November 2019

Interview. 2019 Pitch Wars Mentor Ayana Gray anticipates an exciting mentorship with her new mentee!

October 2019

Interview. Ayana Gray talks on the FatLikeMe podcast to talk about the importance of body diversity in children's literature.

September 2019

Workshop. Ayana Gray volunteers to workshop the query materials of a 2019 Pitch Wars hopeful.

April 2019

Interview. Ayana Gray talks on Craft Quest writing show about diversity in children's literature.