Aya Katz is a libertarian, linguist, and primatologist. Her writing is geared toward an exploration of freedom and how we should go about getting and preserving it. The recurring themes in her books deal with justice and honor. Katz is internally motivated, and tends to take the side of people who act on internal rather than external compulsions.
Aya Katz's first novel The Few Who Count was published in 1983. This novel is written at a YA level and explores the concept of commercial chastity.This is the idea of nnot selling out for the profit motive alone, but pursuing business interests based on an internal driving force. In this novel, Hannibal involves his teenage daughter Caldwell in making business decisions for Carthage Corporation, which is a theme not often explored in this genre .