Received the MFA in Creative Writing with Distinction from Kingston University London, in 2014. Her short stories and an excerpt from her novel were published in The Missing Slate in 2013. She has been a teacher and school administrator for ten years. She has also published in academic journals, and newspapers. Faiqa teaches creative writing as visiting faculty and conducts creative writing workshops in various universities. The novel she worked on as her MFA thesis was awarded Best MFA Thesis. It grew into This House of Clay and Water, and will be Faiqa’s debut novel. She is currently working on her next novel.