Atia Abawi is a foreign news correspondent who was stationed for almost five years in Kabul, Afghanistan. She was born to Afghan parents in West Germany and was raised in the United States. Her first book for teens was the powerful The Secret Sky, about forbidden romance between different ethnic tribes in Afghanistan. Her most recent book is A Land of Permanent Goodbyes. She currently lives in Jerusalem with her husband, Conor Powell, and their son, Arian. Visit her online at atiaabawi.com.