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. My second book, The Search For Us is coming on 10.24.23; Jasmine Zumideh Needs a Win is out now. Both from Wednesday Books! Add on Goodreads or preorder now! Scroll for more.


the search for us

 The Search For Us features two half-siblings who have never met embarking on a search together for the Iranian immigrant and U.S. Army veteran father they never knew.

“A sharp-witted and illuminating, impressive sophomore novel.”” 

Isaac Blum, author of the award-nominated The Life and Crimes of Hoodie Rosen

My Experience

by the Numbers


years writing

years querying

book deal




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

jasmine zumieh needs a win

Out Now!

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.


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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