Writer of the bestselling novel An Ember in the Ashes as well as the 2016 novel A Torch Against the Night. She previously worked as an editor for the Washington Post.
She interned at the Washington Post while attending UCLA, and began working their after graduating.
She briefly worked in a hospital after her parents assured her that she would want to be a doctor.
She was raised by Pakistani immigrant parents in the Mojave Desert.
On her personal website, she mentioned her favorite book to be Shel Silverstein's The Giving Tree.