Daughter of American converts to Islam, Umm Zakiyyah, also known by her birth name Ruby Moore, is the award-winning author of the If I Should Speak trilogy and the novels Realities of Submission, Hearts We Lost, A Friendship Promise, and Muslim Girl.Dr. Robert D. Crane, advisor to former U.S. President Nixon, said of Umm Zakiyyah’s If I Should Speak: “I could not put it down…I was fascinated not only by the plot of the novel, but especially by the brilliance of the writing itself. As a life-long, professional writer and editor, I can say that I have never encountered Umm Zakiyyah’s equal in portraying the nuances of encounters between persons at all levels from the most superficial to the most profound. She is a clear example of a person who has natural talent. A person can be trained to write well, but no amount of training can bring a person without superb, natural talent to captivate the reader as she does and exert a permanent intellectual and emotional impact.”Umm Zakiyyah’s books have been used in schools and universities in America and abroad for multicultural and religious studies. She writes about the interfaith struggles of Muslims and Christians, and the intercultural, spiritual, and moral struggles of Muslims in America.She currently resides in Washington, D.C.Visit ummzakiyyah.com to find out more about the author.