Maliha Masood is a Seattle-based writer, educator, and mother. She is the author of two travel memoirs, Zaatar Days, Henna Nights and Dizzy in Karachi, chronicling her adventures living, working, and traveling in the Middle East and South Asia. Born and raised in Karachi, Pakistan, Maliha immigrated to the United States as a teenager and grew up in the Pacific Northwest. She is the recipient of the Jack Straw Fellowship in Creative Nonfiction and has taught inner-city high school students poetry and prose through Seattle Arts and Lectures Writers in the Schools Program. She currently workshops Superhero Jeopardy! with her 10-year-old son at local museums and is working on a documentary project about education and creativity. Maliha’s work has been featured on NPR and PBS.