About Maryah


When I’m not plotting world peace or obsessing over the news from the Arab world, you’ll find me writing about werewolves and epic battles of good and evil, or working on my memoirs of the Egyptian Revolution and Peace Corps Jordan.

wordpress picBorn to Yankee parents in Pennsylvania Dutch country, I headed abroad at my first opportunity and spent the second 16 years of my life bouncing between continents. I was a Peace Corps educator in Jordan, 2004–2006, and a CASA I Fellow studying in Cairo during the 2011 Arab Spring.

Essays about my experiences in the Arab world and Arab America have been published in such journals as From Sac, New Madrid JournalSilk Road Review, Newfound, and Stoneboat Literary Journal.

I pay the bills as a Manhattan grant writer, Arabic teacher and occasional translator.