Rashed is an Egyptian by birth, now living in Australia. He has spent most of life searching for a career path to follow. He has worked in cafés, taught in schools, worked for a news agency, written articles, and lastly, tutored children.
He grew up reading novels by Robert Jordan, David Gemmell, R.A.A Salvatore, and William Johnstone. Robert Jordan is by far and away his greatest inspiration and guiding light.