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Ahmad Ardalan

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Ahmad Ardalan was born in Baghdad in 1979. At the age of two, he moved with his parents to Vienna, Austria, where he spent most of his childhood and underwent his primary studies. After his father's diplomatic mission finished at the end of 1989, he returned to Iraq, where he continued his studies and graduated from the University of Dentistry. As a result of the unstable political, military, social, and economic conditions in his home country, Ahmad decided to leave Iraq and move to the UAE. After facing difficulties to pursue his career in dentistry, he opted to pursue employment in the business world. Since then, Ardalan has held several senior roles within the pharmaceutical and FMCG industries, throughout much of the Middle East. His e ...more

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"With belief, a dream becomes a reality"

Three years ago, I ventured into the land of self-publishing. I had a dream, a vision, that one day, I would hold a book that had my name on it. Two days ago, my dream became true.

July 2012, I self-published a mystery called "The Clout Of Gen" as an eBook.
July 2014, the same way, but this time it was a novel to a city I call home "The Gardener of Baghda... Read more of this blog post »
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"Two people, one city, different times; connected by a memoir. Can love exist in a city destined for decades of misery?"


Matt Vol I by Ahmad Ardalan
""Matt Vol I" is the third book written by Ahmad Ardalan and the first in a thriller novella series.

This short story thriller series introduces you to Matt, a 32 year old entrepreneur, who has just brutally murdered yet another young female. Join h..." Read more of this review »
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"Wow, the suspense was real people, it was so real!! I did not expect that plot twist at the end. I definitely will be be picking up volume 2 & 3."
" Helen wrote: "I am very pleased that you have a new cover,but the title is what made me curious about your book.I am very pleased that I found this st ...more "
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message 16: by Kathy

Kathy Thanks for the request :)

Maria Kaye Hi, thanks for the friend request Ahmad!

message 14: by Robert

Robert Thanks for the friend request, Ahmad.

message 13: by Erin

Erin Thanks for the friend request.

message 12: by Dean

Dean Pusell Thank you for being my friend Ahmad :)))

message 11: by Thomas

Thomas Hello Ahmad! Thank you so much for your friendship here on GR! I look forward to hearing about what you're reading. Have a wonderful week!

Christine Hatfield Thanks for being my friend

Sandra Hi Ahmad,
Thanks for the friend-invite!

Sophia Thank you for the friend request, Ahmad!

message 7: by Ahmad

Ahmad Ardalan Dustin wrote: "Hi, Ahmad!

I hope all's well with you and yours.:)

Thank you for the friend request, I appreciate it.

Have a wonderful day, enjoy the rest of your week!"

Thanks a lot. Enjoy your week as well.

message 6: by Ahmad

Ahmad Ardalan ☆~Stephanie ~☆ wrote: "Thanks Ahmad for the friend invite! :-]"

Most Welcome!

☆~Stephanie ~☆ Thanks Ahmad for the friend invite! :-]

Dustin Hi, Ahmad!

I hope all's well with you and yours.:)

Thank you for the friend request, I appreciate it.

Have a wonderful day, enjoy the rest of your week!

message 3: by Ahmad

Ahmad Ardalan إسراء wrote: "Thanks for the addition. I'm honored.

Can't wait to read your book!"

You are welcome!

إسراء Thanks for the addition. I'm honored.

Can't wait to read your book!

Khalid Almoghrabi كل عام وانت بخير يا أحمد :) أعاده الله عليك بالصحة والعافية

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