She was born in Jombang, East Java, 1 March 1965. She completed undergraduate study at the Faculty of Sharia at UIN Sunan Kalijaga. Her works have been published in local and national media, such as The Jakarta Post, Jurnal Ulumul Quran, Majalah Horizon, Republika, Media Indonesia, Suara Merdeka, Kedaulatan Rakyat, Jawa Post and so on.
She also published books, among others are berjudul Ibuku Laut Berkobar (1987), Menari di Atas Gunting (2001), Atas Singgasana (2002), Genijora (2004), Mahabbah Rindu (2007), Nirzona (2008), Mikraj Odyssey (2009) and Perempuan Berkalung Sorban (2011). The last novel had been adapted into a movie and claimed appreciation.
She also obtained several awards, among others are Penghargaan Seni from Pemerintah Provinsi DIY (1998), winner of Novel Competition by Jakarta Art Council (2003), proclaimed as “10 Anak Zaman Menerobos Batas” (Majalah As-Syir’ah, 2004), award rom IKAPI and Balai Bahasa Award (2008) and Adab Award from Universitas Islam Negeri Sunan Kalijaga (2009).