Short bio

Kidlit enthusiast. Poet. Baker. Mama.


Marzieh is a baker turned award-winning author. She loves adding magic to her creations– whether that’s a seven-layered rainbow cake or the books she writes for children all over the world. Her work is inspired by her Pakistani culture and Muslim heritage. 

Marzieh is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, Julie Hedlund’s 12×12 Picture Book Challenge, and a graduate of the Lyrical Language Lab and Children’s Book Academy.

She is the author of the popular chapter book series: NADIA & NADIR. Her debut picture book in the traditional American Market, titled A Dupatta Is… released from Macmillan Publishers, U.S.A. in 2023. She occasionally writes under the name: Marzieh A. Ali.

Her upcoming books include:

  • HENNA IS… (Feiwel & Friends, 2024)
  • AWE-SAMOSAS! (Clarion, 2024)
  • A RAMADAN TO REMEMBER (Soaring Kite Books, 2024)
  • THE BOOKS ON MY BACK (Feiwel & Friends, 2025)

Marzieh enjoys learning new skills, jumping rope, sipping chai, and observing nature. Marzieh dreams of owning a talking parrot someday. But until then, she lives in Pakistan with her husband and children who inspire her daily. 

Fun Facts about Marzieh

  • Favorite colors: Yellow & blue

  • Favorite thing to do: Inspire others

  • Favorite time of day: Early morning

  • Always fails at: Keeping plants alive

  • Favorite thing to drink: Chai

  • Favorite snack: Samosas

  • Still in search of: the perfect chocolate-chip cookie recipe

  • Always dreaming of: Traveling

  • Weird quirk: she named her feet when she was six and hasn’t stopped calling them by their names since. (And no, she cannot tell you their names).