Syed Masood grew up in Karachi, Pakistan, and currently lives in Sacramento, where he is a practicing attorney. He received his J.D. from the William and Mary School of Law after attending the University of Toronto, where he studied English Literature. He wrote a few couplets in Urdu when he was a teenager, and his family still tells everyone he is an Urdu poet. He is not. His passions include good food, dress shoes, sitcoms, and books of all kinds. MORE THAN JUST A PRETTY FACE is his first novel.