About That Writer
I was born in Pakistan and immigrated to the United States as a young child. Raised in Southern California, I was the 14-year-old who wrote and filmed short movies in my backyard after school. This was the 90s, which meant saving up your allowance for a video capture card for your computer just so you could edit what you recorded.
I graduated from El Camino Real High School in Woodland Hills. Due to cultural and familial pressures I ended up studying for a more academic profession out of a sense of duty.
So I attended California State University, Northridge, studying journalism. I then did technical writing in the videogame and consumer software industries for several years while attending law school at night.
I earned my JD from the University of West Los Angeles, School of Law and passed the bar on my first attempt in 2014. I launched my own law firm in January of 2016. Along the way I somehow was fortunate enough to stumble upon an unbelievably supportive wife and two beautiful children.
But now that I’ve tried the practical path I know I have to take a leap and pursue my true calling.
I particularly enjoy writing science fiction and genre fantasy because that is what I personally grew up loving and I am intimately familiar with the conventions of the genres. I also particularly enjoy writing historical fiction because there are a multitude of amazing true tales that are begging to be told.
Even in my backyard film days, the planning of the story was always the most enjoyable part. I want to tell great stories. They have always been the one thing that survives the end of civilizations. Whether it’s the ancient Egyptians, the Greeks, or even cavemen, the stories always survive.