Safiya Ismaila Yero is from Adamawa State, Nigeria. She obtained a B.A. and M.A. in English and Literature from the University of Abuja,.She obtained a Postgraduate Diploma in Education from the Nigerian Teachers’ Institute(NTI).  She taught in a secondary school before joining the University of Abuja where she currently works. Her debut novel , When There is Life, was published by ALMAZ Books in 2013. She is current working on her PhD in Literature Dissertation entitled “Emergent Trends in Contemporary Northern Nigerian Fiction”. Safiya is also a poet, book reviewer and editor. She is married and blessed with two children.