photo courtesey of Kirsten Gilliam Photography

photo courtesey of Kirsten Gilliam Photography


Hello Darlings! I'm Aminah Mae Safi and I'm a writer who explores art, fiction, feminism, and film. I also love puns, oxford commas, and heists.

TELL ME HOW YOU REALLY FEEL is an enemies to lovers rom com about two girls on the opposite sides of the social scale as they make a movie together in Los Angeles and try very hard not to fall in love. It's also embedded with my love of Gilmore Girls. Be the first to know about pre-order goodies by by signing up here or following on insta!

My debut novel, NOT THE GIRLS YOU'RE LOOKING FOR is OUT NOW from Feiwel & Friends. It's my ode to mean girls, messy friendships, and bad decisions. It follows Lulu Saad as she makes a mess of her friendships and her junior year at her Texas prep school during the holy month of Ramadan. Hijinks ensue.

My short story, "Be Cool, For Once," is available now in WNDB's Young Adult Anthology,                 FRESH INK! Check it out if you like nerdy girls with impossible crushes, It Happened One Night vibes, and a wink at epic Persian poetry.

Once upon a time, I wanted to be a professor. I have a BA from the University of Southern California in Art History and an MA from the University of Chicago. I've taught adult MFA workshops at Antioch University and teen writing seminars at the Santa Monica Public Library. Contact me if you're interested in having me teach! Or, ask me about art, and check out the art archive if you want a history lesson.

Interested in working with me? Contact my agent, Lauren MacLeod at The Strothman Agency at Lauren (at) 

Official headshot? Right here.

Official bio? Right here.