Kia Abdullah is an author, a travel writer, a recovering cynic, a secret agnostic, a purveyor of jokes that rarely land, an aspiring multilingual, a part-time runner, a terrible photographer, a tech junkie and a fan of right angles.

Her dream jobs include NASA scientist, Formula 1 reporter, stunt double and wartime consigliere. Since none of those can be done in pyjamas, she has settled for the life of a writer.