About Farah Heron

After a childhood raised on Bollywood, Monty Python, and Jane Austen, Farah Heron wove complicated story arcs and uplifting happily ever afters in her daydreams while pursuing careers in human resources and psychology. She started writing those stories down a few years ago, and never looked back. Farah debuted her first novel The Chai Factor in 2019, followed by Accidentally Engaged and Tahira in Bloom. She writes romantic comedies and women’s fiction full of huge South Asian families, delectable food, and most importantly, brown people falling stupidly in love. She lives in Toronto with her husband and two children, along with a gerbil and a rabbit. She is considering getting a cat. Farah’s newest novel, Kamila Knows Best, was released in March 2022 by Grand Central Publishing.

Her next two novels, How to Win a Breakup and Jana Goes Wild, will be published in February by Skyscape Publishing and March 2023 by Grand Central Publishing, respectively.

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From the publisher:

Kamila Hussain’s life might not be perfect, but, whew, it’s close. She lives a life of comfort, filled with her elaborate Bollywood movie parties, a dog with more Instagram followers than most reality stars, a job she loves, and an endless array of friends who clearly need her help finding love. In fact, Kamila is so busy with her friends’ love lives, she’s hardly given any thought to her own . . .

Fortunately, Kamila has Rohan Nasser. A longtime friend of the family, he’s hugely successful, with the deliciously lean, firm body of a rock climber. Only lately, Kamila’s “harmless flirting” with Rohan is making her insides do a little bhangra dance.

But between planning the local shelter’s puppy prom, throwing a huge work event, and proving to everyone that she’s got it all figured out, Kamila isn’t letting herself get distracted—until her secret nemesis returns to town with an eye for Rohan. Suddenly, it seems like the more Kamila tries to plan, the more things are starting to unravel—and her perfectly ordered life is about to be turned upside down.


“There’s nothing better than a book that warms your heart and your belly. This Bollywood-inspired retelling of Jane Austen’s “Emma” is a fun, lighthearted binge from page one.  ”

USA Today

“A sweet, slow-burn story about a woman who finds herself before finding love.”


“A vibrant depiction of the South Asian community in Ontario, Canada, and an endearing cast led by a Bollywood-loving hero and a fashionista heroine set Heron’s retelling of Jane Austen’s Emma apart from the pack… Both Austenites and movie fans who fondly remember Clueless will be delighted.”

Publishers Weekly