Zara Raheem is currently an MFA student in Creative Writing at Long Beach State University. She also has a B.A. in English Literature and a Single-Subject Teaching Credential from California State University, Fullerton. Her writings have been published in many online and print journals/publications including eFiction, Polychrome Ink, Muse India, Brown Girl Magazine, The Huffington Post, among others. The Marriage Clock is her first novel.