Ahmad Ardalan

more photos (20)


#34 top librarians
#24 most followed



Addi
147 books | 822 friends

Karina
1,765 books | 312 friends

Reeses
2,905 books | 158 friends

Tracy (...
648 books | 539 friends

Kme_17
45,566 books | 735 friends

Alicia ...
4,999 books | 4,060 friends

Sandra
1,040 books | 51 friends

Diana (...
721 books | 344 friends

More friends…



Ahmad Ardalan

Goodreads Author


Born
in Baghdad, Iraq
Website

Twitter

Genre

Influences

Member Since
April 2012

URL


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

To ask Ahmad Ardalan questions, please sign up.

Popular Answered Questions

Ahmad Ardalan Your words will remain way longer than your days on Earth.
Ahmad Ardalan A thriller, still too early for details. If all goes according to plan, I should send a draft to the editor by November.
Average rating: 3.88 · 349 ratings · 111 reviews · 6 distinct works · Similar authors
The Gardener of Baghdad

3.91 avg rating — 295 ratings — published 2014 — 5 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Clout Of Gen

3.76 avg rating — 34 ratings — published 2012 — 4 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Matt Vol I: (A Matt Godfrey...

3.56 avg rating — 18 ratings — published 2015
Rate this book
Clear rating
Matt Vol III: Hunterman

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2015
Rate this book
Clear rating
Matt Vol II:

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2015
Rate this book
Clear rating
Matt: A Matt Godfrey Short ...

0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Ahmad Ardalan…
"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 »
4 likes ·   •  0 comments  •  flag
Twitter icon

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

Ahmad's Recent Updates

Ahmad Ardalan is now friends with Hend M. nageeb
24847877
Ahmad Ardalan added a status update: The Gardener of Baghdad

"Two people, one city, different times; connected by a memoir. Can love exist in a city destined for decades of misery?"

description

Grab your copy:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00M91LJGW
Ahmad Ardalan made a comment in the group Our Shared ShelfBook Suggestions topic
" The Gardener of Baghdad

"Two people, one city, different times; connected by a memoir. Can love exist in a city destined for decades of misery?"

I wrote
...more "
Ahmad Ardalan joined the group Our Shared Shelf
179584
Ahmad Ardalan made a comment in the group Aussie Readers12 Days of Kindle Offers! topic
" The Gardener of Baghdad is included in today's 12 Days of Kindle Deals for $0.99

"Two people, one city, different times; connected by a memoir. Can lov
...more "
Ahmad Ardalan entered a giveaway
A Farewell to Baker Street by Mark Mower
Rate this book
Clear rating
Final Day! Get The Gardener of Baghdad for 99c.

With over seventy (five star) reviews on Amazon, The Gardener of Baghdad will be at a special price.

"Two people, one city, different times; connected by a memoir. Can love exist in a city destined for d
...more
6438470
date: November 19, 2015 10:12AM
location: Worldwide Promotion, The United States
description: Final Day! Get The Gardener of Baghdad for 99c.

With over seventy (five star) reviews on Amazon, The Gardener of Baghdad will be at a special price.

"Two people, one city, different times; connected by a memoir. Can love exist in a city destined for decades of misery?"

Adnan leads a weary existence as a bookshop owner in modern-day, war-torn Baghdad, where bombings, corruption and assault are everyday occurrences and the struggle to survive has suffocated the joy out of life for most. But when he
...more
Ahmad Ardalan added a photo
Ahmad Ardalan made a comment in the group Amazon Kindle & Fire~Matt Vol I~ Free This Week! topic
" Free till the 21st!

Matt Vol I will be free on Amazon till 9/21/2015.

It is the beginning of a Short Story Thriller Trilogy.

[image]


"They murdered my wi
...more "
More of Ahmad's books…
“With every try, I Know I am closer!”
Ahmad Ardalan

“Do not wait for the tide to take you, my boy. Instead, you take on the tide”
Ahmad Ardalan, The Gardener of Baghdad

“it’s not about what direction you should take. It’s about choosing one direction and working to move forward on that path, no matter what.”
Ahmad Ardalan, The Gardener of Baghdad

Topics Mentioning This Author

topics posts views last activity  
The Mystery, Crim...: New Author from Iraq 3 19 Oct 05, 2012 01:36PM  
52 Books in 52 We...: Week33. (12 - 18 August) 9 17 Dec 10, 2012 01:27PM  
UK Amazon Kindle ...: General Questions for Authors! 51 112 Jan 23, 2013 02:24AM  
Christine's Kobo ...: newbie 26 77 Aug 10, 2013 06:26AM  
UAE Good Readers: Book Clubs in Dubai 12 189 Sep 04, 2013 01:44AM  
Cozy Mysteries : This topic has been closed to new comments. Introduce yourself - archived 2723 1909 Sep 20, 2013 06:25AM  
Writers Worth: Social Media 110 255 Nov 04, 2013 07:55PM  
Teen and YA addic...: Say hi if you feel like it :DD 103 91 Dec 20, 2013 02:21PM  
The Next Best Boo...: Hi All 2 11 Aug 28, 2014 07:51AM  
How to Promote YO...: New Release ~Matt Vol I~ 1 5 Jan 13, 2015 01:31AM  
“Those who don't believe in magic will never find it.”
Roald Dahl

“He who has a thousand friends has not a friend to spare,
And he who has one enemy will meet him everywhere. ”
Ali

“It's the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.”
Paolo Coehlo

“Your eyes show the strength of your soul.”
Paulo Coelho

“Good books don't give up all their secrets at once.”
Stephen King

12544 The Life of a Book Addict — 11607 members — last activity 41 minutes ago
Do you read more than one book at a time? Do you have stacks of books to be read on your table? Keep buying more books when you have books you haven't ...more
51445 UK Amazon Kindle Forum — 4914 members — last activity 2 minutes ago
Where every hour is happy hour.
19126 The Mystery, Crime, and Thriller Group — 13452 members — last activity 17 minutes ago
Jan 2016/ Feb 2016 Group Reads - Knots and Crosses by Ian Rankin and The Last Detective by Peter Lovesey _ _ _ _ _ “It was a dark and stormy night. Li ...more
1357 Cozy Mysteries — 7330 members — last activity 20 minutes ago
For those who love a good cozy mystery while curled up on the couch with a cup of coffee/tea/cocoa and maybe a dog/cat next to them. Please be kind an ...more
21875 UK Book Club — 4193 members — last activity 2 hours, 34 min ago
This is a book group for GoodReads users in the UK, but members from other countries are welcome too so long as all posts are made in English. The gro ...more
22454 Historical Fictionistas — 7762 members — last activity 12 minutes ago
Welcome to Historical Fictionistas! We want to experience all different kinds of HF with all different kinds of people. The more diverse, the better. ...more
2233 UAE Good Readers — 920 members — last activity Jan 27, 2016 10:55PM
For the many many goodreaders living in the United Arab Emirates.
99986 Modern Good Reads — 5810 members — last activity 12 hours, 37 min ago
Modern Good Reads connects readers with books, authors, & challenges. We want to chat, inform, & provide events & discussions, a home for readers and ...more
33825 How to Promote YOUR book on Amazon — 6129 members — last activity 12 hours, 59 min ago
Are YOU an author? If so I am sure you are aware of how hard it can be to market your book successfully. There is so much you can do on Amazon.com to ...more
2802 Amazon Kindle — 7198 members — last activity 14 hours, 30 min ago
For readers using the Amazon Kindle ebook device.
More of Ahmad’s groups…



Comments (showing 1-16)    post a comment »
dateUp arrow    newest »

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


back to top