‘Paranormal Will Always Have a Special Place in My Heart’

"Before that, I had read the Arabic translation of the Goosebumps novels, and I knew that I loved horror fiction, but for me this was better -- maybe it was the Egyptian environment, characters, and atmosphere that made it familiar and yet outlandish."

Birthing the Ugly Hero: Dr. Refaat Ismail

"When Rifaat Ismail died in the novellas, it caused a sensation on the internet. Fans on social media websites made a de facto protest march online, complaining that the man still had plenty of life in him and that the author should have kept him going for at least another 10 years."