Welcome! I’m so glad you found me. I write young adult fiction featuring Iranian American heroines (whom I *never* encountered growing up), who make messy, complicated choices that rapidly snowball into avalanches.  Jasmine Zumideh Needs a Win is coming 11.1.22 from Wednesday Books! Add on Goodreads or preorder now! Scroll for more.

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Jasmine zumideh needs a win

 Jasmine Zumideh Needs a Win features a bitingly funny, Mindy Kaling-esque, Iranian American heroine, who makes messy, complicated choices that snowball into an avalanche when an international incident intrudes on her high school election, forcing her to reckon with her identity in a way she never has before.

“Whip-smart, funny, and bursting with heart. Jasmine Zumideh is exactly the kind of protagonist I want to spend pages with.” 

– Jenn Bennett, Author of Alex, Approximately

My Experience

by the Numbers


years writing

years querying

book deal


jasmine zumieh needs a win


When an international incident intrudes on her campaign for senior class president, an Iranian American MC must reckon with her identity in a way she never has before.


fall 2023

A brother and sister who have never met join together to find the father they never knew.


handling rejection

What distinguishes writers who succeed in publishing from those who don’t? In my opinion, it’s the ability to handle and process rejection and disappointment, which comprise, like, 90% of any writer’s success. The trick is to be present to the feeling of disappointment in the short term while developing the resliancy necessary to bounce back and into your next WIP over the long term.

It’s helped me to acknolwedge — really acknowledge — the ways in which I may have evolved as a writer, even if the projct didn’t get the response I had hoped for. And to realize that nothing is ever for naught. A manuscript you thought long dead will resurrect itself, all its story problems suddenly clear — as well as the solutions!

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