With a bachelor of literature and composition from Griffith University, Mariam wrote her breakout novel, The Olive Tree, many years before publishing it due to the discouragement of those around her.
A few months before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, mother of 5, Mariam faced personal and professional struggles which lead to a major realisation: in a COVID-19 world, nothing is guaranteed, and you never know what is going to happen.
‘We are incharge of our own reality and happiness– no one else.’
During this time, Mariam’s mind traveled back to The Olive Tree… deciding it no longer mattered what anyone else thought or said; she was going to try to make her dream a reality, embrace her love of writing, and share her story with the world! With a passion for storytelling and writing, as an author and a business coach, Mariam tackles all the complex issues nobody talks about, hoping to change the world one book at a time, starting with her debut YA novel: a love letter to the people of Palestine, and a heart wrenching look at issues of humanity.