Huda Al-Marashi is the author of the memoir First Comes Marriage: My Not-So-Typical American Love Story and a co-author of the middle-grade novel Grounded. Her other writing has appeared in various anthologies and news outlets, such as the New York Times, Washington Post, LA Times, and al Jazeera. She is a fellow with the Highlights Foundation Muslim Storytellers Program and a public speaker.
Huda Al-Marashi is a public speaker and author of books for both adults and children. The Washington Post called her bestselling memoir First Comes Marriage: My Not-So-Typical American Love Story "a charming, funny, heartbreaking memoir of faith, family, and the journey to love." She is a co-author of the middle-grade novel Grounded and the author of “Not Only an Only” in the anthology Once Upon an Eid.
Huda’s other writing has appeared in various news outlets such as the New York Times, Washington Post, LA Times, and al Jazeera. She has been awarded a Cuyahoga County Creative Workforce Fellowship, an Aspen Summer Words Emerging Writer Fellowship, and a Highlights Foundation Muslim Storytellers Fellowship. First Comes Marriage was longlisted for the Chautauqua Prize and a finalist for the Southern California Independent Booksellers’ Award.