Although she was a well-known literary figure since the start of her career, it was her 2004 bestselling novel, Peer-e-Kamil (The Perfect Mentor) that gained her astounding success and made her a household name. This novel has become her identity – one she is extremely proud of, as this novel is dedicated to Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), and tells how that one man is still mentoring lives.
Umera Ahmed was born on December 10, 1976 and started her writing career at a very young age. She has a master in English literature from Murray College, Sialkot, Pakistan – the same one that produced one of the finest philosophers and poets of 21st century, Dr. Allama Muhammad Iqbal. She has taught at Saint Anthony’s Convent Sialkot (1996) and also as a Cambridge teacher at Army Public College, Sialkot (1999-2004) but gave it up later to completely devote her focus towards writing. Furthermore she has done professional courses from Ali Institute of Education Lahore (2000), Catholic Board of Education Lahore (2000), British Council Lahore (2001-2002), LUMS (2004) and Creative Writing and Screenplay Writing Courses from Arvon Foundation UK (2007).