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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...

Confessions of a Paris Party Girl – Interview with Vicki Lesage

I was afforded the opportunity recently to read a great book: Confessions of a Paris Party Girl. Without giving too much away about her memoir, the excessive drinking aside (and Vicki will be the first...

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...

Girl Gone Greek Giveaway on Goodreads!

Enter for your chance to win one of two signed copies of my debut novel Girl Gone Greek on Goodreads. From 28OCT to 05NOV.

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...

Marissa Tejada – Author booklaunch at Artlinks – “Chasing Athens”

I am so thrilled to be interviewing Marissa Tejada again! I interviewed her here  back in early May 2014. She’d just released her debut novel “Chasing Athens” and as an adopted Athenianite myself, I...

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...

ARTLINKS ATHENS 2014 – VICTORIA HISLOP AUTHOR INTERVIEW

Monday, 20th October 2014 at 19:00, Artlinks hosted best-selling author Victoria Hislop, one of my favourites!  She held a discussion about “The Importance of Books” and has written bestsellers such as The Sunrise (published...

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...

The Same Sky – Author Interview Debbie LY Wong

Debbie YL Wong is an interesting individual. Of Chinese descent, she was born and raised in Canada. She piqued my interested when she contacted me about reading her new book—The Same Sky, her journey...

Author Interview with Marissa Tejada – “Chasing Athens”

Scrolling through my Facebook feed—taking a break from writing—I chanced upon Marissa Tejada.  An interesting woman, Marissa has a rather mixed heritage and, a girl after my own heart, has also found herself in...

“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...

“Carry on up the Kali Strata” – Author review with James Collins

Review copy of book provided free of charge by author. What is it about Greece? Fans of my site will have heard me asking this question and attempting to answer it here.  Well, James Collins -...

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...

Author interview with Torre De Roche – “Love with a Chance of Drowning”

**Updated JUL17** **Contains affiliate links** Reading is one of my favourite hobbies. I read all sorts of genres and particularly love meeting novelists and memoir writers who write about living in or life in my adopted...

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