The Waking Crescent follows the journey of Kaya through Ancient Egypt. After the devastation of losing her husband to the yearly flooding, she sets out on a journey in an attempt to find a new home, only to realize that her journey is one of self-discovery.
Sahar Hadid is a Jordanian and Lebanese writer. She was born in Beirut where she spent most of her youth. Her own life mirrors that of her character Kaya, as she had started on her inner journey when she went to university in Madrid, Spain. She began journaling about her self-discoveries as well as writing poetry. Currently Sahar continues to write and teach, as she values knowledge using it to contribute to the world around her.