Salma grew up in the U.A.E. and Canada. She has a B.A. (Hon.) in English Literature, with a concentration in creative writing, from the University of Calgary and a Masters in Law from McGill. She writes for adults and children. Her short stories and poems have been published in filling Station, West Coast Line, Other Voices, and in the anthology Homebound: Muslim Women Poetry Collection (Outburst Press). She is a graduate of the Humber Summer Writing Workshop and won the International Festival Of Authors’ Litjam short story competition (2018). She was also a mentee in the Diaspora Dialogues long-form mentorship program. She was inspired to write her first novel when her first born asked her, “you were born outside Canada, right, mama? Were you a regular kid just like us?”  She lives with her family in Toronto.

Salma is represented by Senior Literary Agent Amy Tompkins.