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.
She is caught in the middle of a love triangle for the first time in her life, but only desires one man. As he grows distant, she seeks comfort in the unlikeliest places. All the while, trying to manage her uncertain financial situation and her career. It is a contemporary tale about a young writer and the struggles of independence in a 21st century metropolis.
on Oct. 06, 2015
The story presents an important message in a whimsical and entertaining manner. It is also interesting depiction of capitalist heartlessness. I thoroughly enjoyed it!
on July 01, 2016
Soliloquy begins beautifully with subtle intriguing description, but the reader is then suddenly bombarded by too many characters and useless character descriptions which serve no value to the plot. The author also adds some forced clichés, which hinder the narrative.
Soto created two replaceable characters with clear chemistry. Had the story only focused on them and the characters the impede their relationship, the story would have been more focused.
on May 12, 2017
A dark tale of cruel justice, describing a horrific form of vengeance against a deserving culprit. Written in a simple style, the story is thrilling as it is gory.