Rumki was born in Bangladesh and raised in the Bronx, New York and Paterson, New Jersey. She attained a BA in English Writing from William Paterson University of New Jersey, an MA in English Literature from the Queen Mary University of London and a Teaching Degree from Högskolan Gävle of Sweden. Yes, she speaks Swedish fluently!
Her articles have been published in The Record Newspaper and The Herald Newspaper. She was also the Editor-in-Chief of her high school newspaper and magazine. Not to mention, Editor-in-Chief of WPUNJ´s The Beacon Newspaper. She has worked for Pearson Higher Education Publishing and interned for Simon & Schuster Inc.
Her debut YA novel, ´Her Feet Chime´ is the first and only Bangladeshi version of a Cinderella story written in English.
Her second novel, 'So Complicated,' is a romantic fiction that gained honorable mention at The 2017 New York Book Festival, won The Red Ribbon for enjoyable read from The 2016 Wishing Shelf Awards and became a finalist for The 2015 Pacific Book Awards in the Humor Category.
´Unveiled,´ her first published anthology or collection of poetry with a purpose, was published by Djarabi Kitabs Publishing in 2017.
Rumki is working on a new novel and has been writing for www.hayatimagazine.com since 2013.
She is also teaching English in Stockholm, while living with her husband and children.
Author Photo © Mizan Ahmed Photography