Today I am interviewing Samuel Ebeid, author of the new novel, The Heiress of Egypt.
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DJ: Hi Samuel! Thanks for agreeing to do this interview!
For readers who aren’t familiar with you, could you tell us a little about yourself?
Samuel Ebeid: Hi DJ. Thank you for interviewing me. Well, I like to introduce myself as a multicultural person full of many dimensions of diversity. I’m an American author with Egyptian background. I was born and raised in Egypt where I studied Political Science and published a non-fiction book, titled, “Global Trends 2025: A Transformed World”. After moving to the United States, I became a Community Solutions Fellow for the International Exchange Alumni program of the US Department of State. I currently live in Pennsylvania, with my lovely wife, Karen, and I manage a small hotel in Western Maryland.
DJ: What is The Heiress of Egypt about?
Samuel: The Heiress of Egypt is the story of Princess Merit who survives the bloody massacre of her royal family. To claim her father’s crown and take her true place on the throne of Egypt, she has to overcome impossible odds, and she goes on an epic journey full of aliens, mummies, living sphinxes, mythical creatures, supernatural gifts and extraordinary occurrences.
DJ: What were some of your influences for The Heiress of Egypt?
Samuel: Mainly, there were two things: my passion and my background. On one hand, I love fantasy books with rich environments, mythical creatures, a lot of actions and strong protagonists courageously fighting for what are rightfully theirs. For instance, I really enjoy George Martin’s A Game of Thrones. On the other hand, I know that there are a lot of readers out there who are interested in reading more about Egypt and its history. So, when I decided to mix my passion with my background, a light went on, and an “action-packed fantasy thriller” novel set in Ancient Egypt bloomed from that. Continue reading