Samuel Ebeid, 2018
Samuel Ebeid (born October 1, 1982) is a novelist in the fantasy genre, most notably The Heiress of Egypt (2019). He also has another non-fiction book, an Arabic translation of the National Intelligence Council Report, titled, “Global Trends 2025: A Transformed World."
Samuel grew up in Sohag, Egypt, where his parents (Ramses and Martha) surrounded him with books since he was a young child.
At the age of 16, he moved to Cairo, where he studied Political Sciences, in the Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration, Helwan University; and served in the Egyptian Armed Forces.
In 2007, Samuel began his career as the Head of Specific Forum Programs for the Forum for Intercultural Dialogue, the Coptic Evangelical Organization for Social Services. In this job, he found himself in a very multicultural environment, which encouraged him to read so widely outside his profession, background, and speciality.
In 2012, he was chosen as an international fellow in the Community Solutions Program, IREX (International Research & Exchanges Board), and he became an International Exchange Scholar Alumni of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States Department of State. As a fellow in Washington, DC, he gained access to a wide variety of libraries, bookshops, and cultural events in this metropolitan city.
In 2014, Samuel met his other half, Karen, and he instantly fell in love with her. After getting married, Karen and Samuel moved to Pennsylvania, where they bought a small house and are enjoying the semi-country life.