Authors

Meet Katerina Nikolas - Author of Greek Meze series

Let Katerina Nikolas Inspire you to Visit Greece through her Greek Meze Book Series

Many of you know my other 'job' is as an author and my novel - Girl Gone Greek has been out for over three years now. I also love reading, especially novels about Greece. ...
Good summertime reading ideas - 'The Island' by Victoria Hislop.

‘The Island’ Author Victoria Hislop talks Writing and Greece

Monday, 20th October 2014 at 19:00, Artlinks, an artistic event in Athens hosted best-selling author Victoria Hislop, one of my favourite authors.  She held a discussion about “The Importance of Books” and has written...

Tiverton Literary Festival – Devon

Tiverton is a small market town based in mid-Devon, in the South West of the UK.  I've written about it before here as it's the place I grew up in as a teenager before...

Among The Olive Groves – Chrissie Parker

Chrissie Parker is the author of the fantastic historical fiction novel Among The Olive Groves, based on the Greek island of Zakynthos and in the South West of the UK.  I was so taken...

Launch of “Girl Gone Greek” in Athens

Followers of my site will know I also wear a different hat: that of an author of fiction.  In May 2015 I released my debut novel Girl Gone Greek on Amazon. I self-published it...

Do Travel Writers Go to Hell? The life of a travel writer

Thomas Kohnstamm, in my opinion, is one brave man. Some (including Thomas) might say he’s stupid, maybe even delusional. Because he traded his 9-5 lifestyle for a life of travel and no fixed abode?...

A Girl’s Guide to Travelling Alone – an anthology

Women have the capacity to be incredibly brave, especially when travelling.  There have been many articles debating the issue, over recent years, whether women should travel solo, if it's safe to, etc. Indeed, my...

Author Interview – Samantha Verant – Seven Letters from Paris

Samantha Vérant is a brave girl. Unhappy with her seemingly perfect all American lifestyle—and, in all honesty, in debt up to her eyeballs—she happened upon seven letters written to her from a chance encounter...

Cally’s Way – a novel set in Crete

Cally’s an intriguing lass. A young woman of mixed heritage living in Canada, upon her mother’s death she feels that the answer to her mother’s distant behavior lies in discovering more about her parent’s...

“Return to the Aegean” & “Aegean Abduction” interview with E.J.Russell

I’ve been lucky to interview some great authors who hold Greece dear to their hearts and write fiction and non-fiction about this country; Sara Alexi of The Greek Village series, Ekaterina Botziou’s tongue in...

Author Interview – “The Old Fortress Dog” children’s book

Ruth G. Zavitsanos has been featured in various publications, but I was interested in her children’s book series The Villa Dog—set in Tuscany,  The Kona Dog—which takes place on the Hawaiian island of Maui—and...

“Our Man in Orlando” – an interview with the elusive author

Hugh Hunter is our man in Orlando – the British consul there.  Or rather, he was.  Hugh’s not your average Foreign & Commonwealth employee serving his Majesty’s Government—no.  Hugh, it has been noted, is...

Author Interview with Ekaterina Botziou – “Last Moussaka Standing…”

I chanced upon Ekaterina Botziou on Twitter whilst looking around for other great authors who’ve written something about Greece. It turns out we’re both born in the same county in the UK (Essex—yes!  My...

Author Interview with Jeremy Dean – “Zen Kyu Maestro.”

When “Jeremy José Dean” contacted me about reading and reviewing his book “Zen Kyu Maestro,” I wasn’t sure at first.  I had visions of a Buddhist self-help book (“The Tao of Pooh” –anyone remember...

“The Art of Becoming Homeless” – Book 5 of Greek Village series.

Most of you will be familiar with Sara Alexi. She’s the author of the Greek Village series of books and I interviewed her about The Illegal Gardener, Book One in the series, The Explosive Nature of Friendship,...

Author Interview with Sofka Zinovieff – “The House on Paradise Street”

In following with my theme of interviewing authors, today I have the pleasure of interviewing Sofka Zinovieff. She is the successful author of various titles including Eurydice Street: A Place in Athens and Red...

“Distance” – Author Interview with Nene Davies

As you know, my author interviews feature stories of people who’ve made brave journeys around the world or expatriated themselves, as well as Greek fiction/non-fiction. Today I feature Nene Davies whose book, “Distance” I have...

Margie Miklas -“Memoirs of a Solo Traveler, My Love Affair with Italy.”

Bio: Margie Miklas is a writer, photographer, and critical-care nurse, who has a passion for travel, with a particular love of Italy. "Memoirs of a Solo Traveler - My Love Affair with Italy" is...

“The Explosive Nature of Friendship” – Greek Village Series

Back in November, I lucked upon an English indie (self-published) author who writes fiction novels about Greece, Sara Alexi.  I warmed immediately to Sara's style of writing and description of the fictional Greek village as I...

“The Magic in the Receiver” – a novel.

Those that regularly follow my blog, you'll know that from time to time I like to interview authors that've really touched me.  Usually either fiction or non-fiction stories about life abroad. Now it is the...