I share her zeal for all things Arabic. An expat from Washington State, Holly first traveled to the Middle East in 1986. During that two-year journey, she met her Palestinian husband and married him in Jerusalem, linking her life forever to the region. She currently makes her home in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, where she’s lived for sixteen years with her husband and their children.

In her own way, Holly hopes to bring down barriers between Arabs and non-Arabs. Holly has a Master’s degree in Teaching English to Speaker of Other Languages and taught ESL for eleven years.

Holly’s novel Where Jasmine Blooms, the story of an Arab-American family in Seattle, published by Skyhorse Publishing, is available at Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble.

To know more about Holly, read her first blog post, Sharing My Zeal.