Mya Duong (in English pronounced Mia Dwong; in Vietnamese, Duong pronounced yuung or zuung) grew up in Wisconsin. Originally, she was born in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), Vietnam, but when it came time to leave, her parents and siblings left for the United States to settle in America's Dairyland. This became home for many years. She was shy in her youth, but managed to make some friends. The confusion came with her name. Born My Duong (pronounced Me), it was difficult for people to remember unless they knew her. Using the family nickname, Mya, didn't make it less hard to remember or pronounce. The name eventually caught on.
In addition to earning a bachelor of science in nursing, she’s always dreamed of becoming a writer and giving life to her stories. She currently lives in San Diego, California.