About the Author

Umm Zakiyyah is the internationally acclaimed, award-winning author of the If I Should Speak trilogy and Reverencing the Wombs That Broke You. She has written more than twenty books, including novels, short stories, and self-help. Her books are used in high schools and universities in the United States and worldwide, and her work has been translated into multiple languages. Her work has earned praise from writers, professors, and filmmakers. Her novel His Other Wife is now a short film.

Umm Zakiyyah has traveled the world training both first-time authors and published writers in story writing. Her clients include journalists, professional athletes, educators, and entertainers.photo of author Umm Zakiyyah smiling headshot

Dr. Robert D. Crane, advisor to former US President Nixon, said of Umm Zakiyyah, “…no amount of training can bring a person without superb, natural talent to captivate the reader as she does and exert a permanent intellectual and emotional impact.”

Professor K. Bryant of Howard University said of If I Should Speak, “The novel belongs to…a genre worthy of scholarly study.”

Umm Zakiyyah has a BA degree in Elementary Education, an MA in English Language Learning, and Cambridge’s CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults). She has more than fifteen years experience teaching writing in the United States and abroad and has worked as a consultant for Macmillan Education.

In 2018 Umm Zakiyyah founded UZ University, where she teaches online writing courses at uzuniversity.com.

Her books are available at uzauthor.com/bookstore.

To find out more about the author, connect with her online:

Twitter & Instagram: @uzauthor

Facebook: ummzakiyyahpage

YouTube: uzreflections