Originally from Northern Iraq, Asmaa Jamil was born into the Chaldean Christian ethnic group before moving to the United States, where she grew up. Leaving the corporate world not long ago to focus on her writing full time, Asmaa draws on her experiences living and working in several different counties to influence her creative process. While abroad, Asmaa learned about other cultures and their unique traditions, a key role in her development as a writer.
Asmaa Jamil holds a BS in Business from Oakland University, an MBA in International Business from Wayne State University, a PGCert in Management Information Systems from Oakland University, and an MLA in Near Eastern Languages from Wayne State University. She boasts over two decades of professional experience in retail and wholesale credit as well as entrepreneurship. During this time period, she has gained extensive cultural insights, working with diverse international teams in Asia, Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and North and South America. With expertise in strategic planning, forecasting, risk assessment, operations, business transformation and beyond, Asmaa is an expert in her industry.
Raised in a family of storytellers, Asmaa always felt inspired by the power of a narrative. Specifically, she found that family stories were the most captivating, as they speak to audiences of all ages with ease. Not to mention, Asmaa likes that family stories foster opportunities for household gatherings and traditions. Her first book, titled Magical Mountain from the Kingdom of Treasures series, explores influential female character roles.
Outside of writing, Asmaa Jamil enjoys reading history and visiting historical sites around the world. She also has a fascination for connecting the old with the new, demonstrated through her storytelling. When it comes down to it, Jamil is happy with a cup of coffee, great conversations with loved ones, and of course, good food.
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