Dr. Anasa Maat was born in Newark, New Jersey. She graduated from Central High School in the city. She received her undergraduate degree from Montclair University, and a Doctorate Degree from Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ. Anasa retired from Public Education in 2000. She has since written four novels, A LIttle Bit of Honey, 'Til Death Do Us Part, Kill or Be Killed, and her newly released novel, Wrong?
Anasa has chosen her hometown, Newark, as the backdrop for her novels. She continues to live in the city with her husband, Hadren. Anasa is the mother of two and the grandmother of five. She remains active in the city where she has served two terms as a District Leader and two terms as a member of the city's school board.