ADHD coaching

Happy New Year! I can’t believe it’s January 2023.

If you need an affordable, supportive and genuinely awesome ADHD coach…please check out Farah Jamil! She is so kind, supportive and her method of collaboration actually works. I love how she’s all about working with my brain and empowering myself. No shame/no judgement zone when it comes to working with her!

You can book your free 30 minute consultation with her here. Let me know in the comments section what you think!


Muslim ADHD summit and more

Soooo it’s been a while. Lots has happened.

1) I’ve completed my first month working at Basira Education and am so thrilled to be part of the wonderful team. If you haven’t already, check out their fantastic Why Islam is True course. Teacher training certification starts on November 13 so there’s still time to register.

2) Now that I’m on the mend from my much-needed pelvic embolisation surgery, I’ve gotten back on track with my postpartum exercise routine! Mutu Mamas has been my online exercise companion since the birth of my first child. It’s such a relief being able to exercise again without pelvic pain.

3) It’s Nanowrimo! Are you writing? Editing? Surviving? It’s all valid. I’m working on some non-fiction work right now and once that’s done, I can dive back into edits for my adult romcom.

4) I recently signed up for the VIP pass for this wonderful Muslim ADHD summit. This is the first of its kind and I’m so thrilled. I cannot wait to dive into the recordings once the captions and transcripts are up, yay.

5) If you’re looking for top-notch, high quality honey please look no further than Dino Kelulut. This sweet-sour honey is the perfect way to start my morning and end my day. I mix mine with room temperature water. My kids love it mixed with Greek yoghurt. Don’t mix it with anything warm/hot though!

art, Books

Australian Muslim Writers Festival #AMWF2022  @therightpencollective

Aaaah! Alhamdulilah I’m so excited to be part of this incredible line-up of authors! Thank you to the organisers for putting together the press kit.

Please click here to check out the full event list. Stay tuned for more!

All the tickets are available here. The festival is entirely free, and you can pay what you can if you wish. We are using #AMWF2022 and #OURTABLE


Author headshots are up

It’s taken me a decade, but hurray alhamdulilah my updated author headshots are up (scroll down)!

THANK YOU AZALIA for being such a warm, funny and supportive portrait photographer. I 100% recommend hiring Azalia to do your author photoshoots if you’re in PJ/KL. You can find her on Instagram and Twitter. I love taking photographs but feel incredibly awkward when I get my photos taken – kind of like a flailing octopus (my hands! where do I look? is my hijab on right?). Fortunately, Azalia was an expert at putting me at ease, and took such wonderful photos of me. Marookha is a gorgeous Gentlewoman’s Club in TTDI. Thank you Zara for giving me the perfect backdrop.

And now. Back to writing!


Editorial services open!

I’m excited to share that I’m ready to take on new manuscripts! I would love to support you on your querying journey, especially if you’re a marginalised author.

Click here for my editorial rates, and click here to contact me. I’m looking forward to hearing from you. My slots close on August 31st.

August 1-2 #DVPIT has come and gone. If you participated, I hope you had a great time. I remember the thrill of getting agent and editor likes back in 2020! Interestingly, none of my #DVPIT likes led to my offer of representation. I had lots of agent interest, partial requests that turned to full requests but my one incredible agent offer was via regular cold querying. Even though querying is harder than ever, please trust that it’s not a reflection on the worth of your book, or your ability as a writer.

If you didn’t get any agent likes (or less than everyone else) – don’t fret! It’s not easy summarising an entire book into a tweet. Keep writing! Also, take breaks. Breaks are important too.

Interview, SBS

Let Me Tell You SBS podcast

I’ve been sitting on this for a while and am SO excited to share my upcoming podcast episode with SBS!

Let Me Tell You‘ is a new SBS Voices podcast where eight Australians share the stories that shook them, and shaped who they are.

It was a delight and honour being interviewed by Caitlin Chang and Sarah Malik. Thank you to them and the amazing sound team – Jeremy and Max. My free hours during the daytime are few and far in between, and I’m so grateful the SBS team worked around my busy schedule and pulled off such a wonderful interview across timezones.

My episode is scheduled to launch on July 6th, and two episodes are live so far:

Ep 1:

Ep 2: