About Sara


Born in Tehran, Sara relocated with her family to the Bay Area after the Islamic revolution, and during the Iran-Iraq War. She was making up stories before she could read or write, and by eight-years-old, declared that she was going to be a screenwriter. She credits this career choice to her mom for taking her to see movies like Cocktail and Rain Man in the movie theaters, even though she was a mere second grader. It was a good year for her and for Tom Cruise. After a few left turns and an abandoned career path as a creative executive, Sara made the leap to paid writer.

Fast Forward to:

She's since written on The Goodwin Games (Fox), Grand Hotel (ABC), iZombie and Katy Keene (the CW). Most recently, she was a Co-EP on the upcoming Green Lantern for HBO Max. She's also written four books. Her novels, Never Ever and The Lost Kids were published by Viking. Her memoir Americanized: Rebel Without a Green Card, was published by Knopf Books for Young Readers (and it was developed for TV with Hello Sunshine & ABC Studios, twice).

CUT TO Present Day:

Sara’s next book, I Miss You, I Hate This, about two best friends separated by a pandemic, will be published by Little Brown/Poppy on October 11, 2022.
Sara’s personal life often inspires her work. She lives in LA with her husband, their two boys, and their sweet rescue pug.