Baheya Zeitoun was born and raised in Cairo, Egypt. She is a city-girl to the core, who is inspired by the noise, chaos and liveliness of city life. She considers herself to be a feminist writer, and is usually inclined to write more realistic fiction with female protagonists. And while she dabbles in both poetry and prose, she feels she is better suited for prose.
From a young age, Baheya started creating stories. At first it was to amuse herself, but as she grew she found putting words on a page/screen to be quite a liberating experience. Reflecting primarily on her own experiences, and drawing from them to build her characters, she began to develop multi-layered narratives. She finds solace when she loses herself in a gripping book, and hopes to one day write a story that would translate that same experience to her readers.