Ellis Shuman is an American-born, Israeli author, travel writer, and book reviewer. Along with his wife, Jodie, he was a founding member of Kibbutz Yahel. After working for several years in the hotel industry, he today writes and edits online marketing content. In the years 2009 - 2010, his job was relocated to Sofia, Bulgaria. His writing has appeared in The Times of Israel, The Huffington Post, The Jerusalem Post, Israel Insider, and a wide range of Internet websites. His collection of short stories, The Virtual Kibbutz, was originally published in 2003. His novel Valley of Thracians was published in 2013 and his novel The Burgas Affair was published in 2017. Ellis lives with his wife, children, and grandchildren on Moshav Neve Ilan, outside Jerusalem.