Ellis Shuman is an Israeli author, book reviewer, and travel writer who lives near Jerusalem. He was born in the United States, served three years in the Israeli army, and was a founding member of a kibbutz in Israel's southern desert. He lived for two years in Sofia, Bulgaria. Ellis's books are: VALLEY OF THRACIANS, a suspense novel set in Bulgaria; and THE VIRTUAL KIBBUTZ, a collection of short stories about Israel. Ellis is represented by Jessica Schmeidler of Golden Wheat Literary.