Tag Archives: Jeddah

Culture Clashes and Exiled Heart

I admit it. I’m a Southern girl, and I find the roots of my father’s side of the family along the edges of Low Country, South Carolina. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the southeastern part of the US, Low Country is found in the area along the South Carolina coast. It’s a ...continue reading

Ben's Take on Loyalty

Note: In this post, you’ll hear from Ben Evans, Ziad’s best friend and an FBI agent posted at the US consulate in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia People use many words to describe me. Benjamin is Mom’s favorite, and she’s the only one who calls me by my full name on a regular basis. I've also been ...continue reading

Ziad's Take on Friendship

Note: In today’s post, you’ll get to meet Ziad al-Kazim, the main character in Exiled Heart. Hopefully his words will give you insight into his life before the start of the novel. In Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, which is where I live, friendship means much to me. In my country, friendships run mainly along family lines. ...continue reading