EFFROSYNI MOSCHOUDI: WGAS (Warm, Giving, & Supportive)

I first met this lovely, eclectic literary author through the support group, eNovelAuthorsAtWork. From the start, I was taken by her warmth and kindness to people there. She was even gushier than I am! Then, after having read and reviewed one of my books, she reached out and invited me onto her blog. At the time, I was tickled when she INSISTED that she wanted photos of not only of me and my books, but also from my varied background––my art quilts, my calligraphy, my craft angels, and my current cat, “June-bug”. Not only was that inclusive of her, I will be forever grateful for it. Why? It reminded me that although I was a relative newbie in the publishing world compared to many of the authors I was being exposed to, I realized that I had, indeed, been creative for most of my adult life. So thank you, dear Fros, for that and for all the support and love you radiate throughout the world from your native Greece!!

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Effrosyni Moschoudi was born and raised in Athens, Greece. As a child, she loved to sit alone in her garden scribbling rhymes about flowers, butterflies and ants. Today, she writes books for people who love all things Greek. Her historical romance,

The Ebb, is an ABNA Q-Finalist. Her novels are Amazon bestsellers, having hit #1 several times. She lives in a quaint seaside town near Athens with her husband Andy and a naughty cat called Felix, but her mind forever drifts to her beloved Greek island of Corfu.

What others say about Effrosyni’s books:
“Effrosyni layers her words on the page like music.”~Jackie Weger, author of The House on Persimmon Road
“Very few writers have such a gift for realism.”~Kelly Smith Reviews

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONNECT WITH EFFROSYNI

Effrosyni is the MASTER of great, step-by-step information, as well as helpful resource links. Here is her site for AUTHORS. Check it out:

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ANGEL SEFER – Chock Full of Generosity, Greek Style

Once again, being a part of ASMSG also brought me in contact with best selling Angel Sefer. It started with my simply enjoying her exciting romance thrillers, all of which had me on the edge of my seat. But then, the more I started to communicate with her online, the more I appreciated her generosity of spirit, true support of other authors, and great willingness to feature me on her blog and share any new book of mine.

I also have much enjoyed our “private chats,” where we discovered we both have the same way of unwinding—looking at adorable animal pictures! Angel, thank you for all that you do! So glad we connected…

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Multiple award-winning, bestselling author Angel Sefer was born in Athens, Greece and has studied and worked on both sides of the Atlantic. She holds a degree in Economics and divides her time between the corporate world and her true passion: writing mystery, thriller, and suspense romances where passion flares and danger lurks around every corner.

Angel lives in Athens, Greece, with the two loves of her life – her son and her husband – and is a member of several writers groups.

The Greek islands – alluring destinations that cast a spell on the visitor from the very first moment – are among her favorite settings. She has written a series of standalone mystery romance novels – The Greek Isles Series – each taking place on a different island.

In this series, dark mysteries mingle with sizzling romances while the exquisite beauty of the enchanting Greek Islands will steal the reader’s heart away.

Award-winning, bestseller Spellbound in His Arms is the first novel published in The Greek Isles Series. In this suspenseful tale of murder, deceit, and political cover-up, sexy investigative reporter Jackie Alexander ignites the fury and stirs the passion of mysterious police detective Michael Apostolou. The action unfolds on majestic Corfu in the dazzling aquamarine waters of the Ionian Sea.

Bestseller Deadly Secrets is the second novel published in The Greek Isles Series. Stunning Helena Sistakis and seductive Captain Dimitris Nikolaou confront each other – and make sparks – in this suspenseful tale of murder, betrayal, and forbidden love. The action unfolds on picturesque Mykonos in the sparkling sapphire waters of the Aegean Sea.

The Heiress of Santorini is the third novel published in The Greek Isles Series. The startling truth about her billionaire client drives breathtaking insurance manager Alexandra Stewart over the edge. But it cannot quell her desire for sinfully handsome and off-limits Mark Taylor. This suspenseful tale of non-stop action, conspiracy, and forbidden love unfolds in Atlanta, New York, and on the awe-inspiring island of Santorini – a precious gem in the Aegean Sea that is still an active volcano with spectacular rock formations, impressive lunar landscapes, and breathtaking red and black sand beaches.

Award-winning, Dark Shadows of the Past is the fourth novel published in The Greek Isles Series. Dazzling Christina Connors is caught in a deadly game of conspiracy, vengeance, and murder while desperately trying to conceal her real identity. Seductively handsome police detective Dan Mallory puts his job and life on the line to protect this feisty enchantress from the threat hovering over her. The non-stop action and sizzling romance unfold in Atlanta, the Blue Ridge Mountains of Northern Georgia, and the island of Kefalonia – the fascinating setting of ‘Captain Corelli’s Mandolin’ in the amazing aquamarine waters of the Ionian Sea.

Lethal Web of Passion is the fifth novel published in The Greek Isles Series. Startling legal assistant Eleanna Welsh has a secret… Ever since her father was forced to walk out on them, she’s been training in martial arts to confront the evil mind who destroyed her family. Now the time has come, and Eleanna finds herself with an inheritance of a luxury resort on the Greek island of Skopelos – the breathtaking setting of ‘Mamma Mia’ – and a powerful and seductive partner, Stephanos Ioannou. As danger and passion collide, the mystifying island seems to hide far more secrets than Eleanna expected. A mystery man, a ruthless assassin, an authoritative Contessa and her lifelong enemies weave a lethal web, full of danger, betrayal, and passion.

Harbor in the Storm is the sixth novel in The Greek Isles Series. Stunning Natalie Asimakis returns to Atlanta from a trip to find an anonymous letter that tore her peaceful life apart – her husband, reporter James Cassidy, has been kidnapped. Danger, betrayal, and deadly secrets of her husband’s revealed double life place Natalie’s life in jeopardy. The only one she can turn to for help is Daniel McKenzie – a prominent attorney with powerful connections. But there is a problem… Natalie and Daniel had a stormy love affair that left scars burned indelibly in her body and soul. The non-stop action unfolds in Atlanta and the amazing Greek island of Skiathos – a paradise with lush pine forests and crystal-clear sapphire waters. Harbor in the Storm will be available Fall 2016.

 

 

 

 

 

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AMY METZ: The Kind Queen of Southern Wit & Charm

Four years ago, through the support group ASMSG, I met the delightfully funny cozy mystery writer Amy Metz. Reading her first book, MURDER & MAYHEM IN GOOSE PIMPLE JUNCTION, turned me onto great characters, a well-conceived plot, and southern wit and charm. Being a northern gal, with a touch of the Southwest, it was a real education to take in all of these qualities, highlighted by her playful southern phrases. Yet she turned out to be so much more. In spite of my being a newbie at this whole writing business, she invited me onto her blog as a feature/interviewee. I was so ignorant back then, I didn’t even know how to write a thank you comment on her blog! But she didn’t seem to care. She continued to put out her welcome mat to me, asking me back onto her site a couple more times and reading and reviewing my books. At one point when I asked her to beta read one of my books, in spite of her being very busy with family, she managed to read my WIP and squeeze in good, insightful comments to boot!

So thank you, Amy, for all your kindness, and for helping the term “Southern Hospitality” ring true!

 

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Amy Metz is the author of the Goose Pimple Junction mystery series. She is a former first grade teacher and the mother of two sons. When not writing, enjoying her family, or surfing Pinterest, Amy can usually be found with a mixing spoon, camera, or book in one hand and a glass of sweet tea in the other. Amy lives in Louisville, Kentucky and loves a good Southern phrase.

 

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Olga Nuñez Miret – A Gentle Altruism

Yet another ASMSG member, when I first came across this fine author/reviewer/blogger, what immediately struck me about her was her kindheartedness, evident from the various gracious and caring comments she made to her fellow writers on Facebook. That same quality of hers soon turned in my direction. To my surprise, she not only reviewed several of my books, she also kept offering to have me featured on her blog, without my applying or even asking. Then, as I got to know her better–when we started to have some private messaging back and forth– I learned more about her, including her views on people and the world at large. From her detailed book reviews to her blog features; from her great author support to her translation services, her decency and kindness has always shone through. Thank you so much, Olga. It is an honor to know you!

Her Bio from her AMAZON page:

My name is Olga Núñez Miret and I’m a writer. I also do translations of other author’s work. What else? I was born in Barcelona, Spain, but have lived in the UK for a long time. Over the years I’ve done many things and had other lives but however far I wander I keep coming back to books and stories, my two earliest loves. When reading was no longer enough, I started writing. My first book was published in 2012 and my publications span different genres, from literary fiction to romance, Young Adult and psychological thrillers. I plan on writing more novels in the same genres and if my imagination so dictates, I will explore others. I love to connect with readers, so don’t hesitate to get in touch. Thanks for reading!

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COLLEEN CHESEBRO: A Great Twitter Surprise!

About two years ago, I met this wonderful blogger/reviewer/author on Twitter. I do occasionally exchange messages on there, but for some reason, when Colleen and I started communicating, we simply clicked. One thing led to another, and not only was she reviewing my books on her blog, bless her heart, she was featuring me as well. And, in spite of her extraordinarily busy schedule, she always kept in touch with me, asking me about my work, how I was doing, etc. As each new book came out, there she was, waiting in the wings to read and review. So, thank you Colleen for your open arms…and your open heart.

Oh, I suppose I should also thank Twitter, for bringing us together!

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Colleen M. Chesebro is a writer of cross-genre fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. Her debut novel, a YA fantasy series called, “The Heart Stone Chronicles – The Swamp Fairy,” was published January 2017.

The book reveals the story of Abby Forrester, a 14-year-old orphaned girl who is entrusted with saving a community of fairy nymphs from certain ecological destruction. Along the way, Abby learns about friendship, love, and what it means to actually belong to a family.

Colleen’s writing explores ecological situations in the multicultural world of today. She combines real-life historical events into her writing to create experiences that will continue in the hearts and heads of her readers.

A veteran of the United States Air Force, Colleen is also a retired bookkeeper. She has an Associates Degree in Business Administration, and another Associates Degree in the Arts, which she uses to combine her love of writing with her passion for all things creative.

When she is not writing, Colleen enjoys spending time with her husband, dogs, children, and grandchildren. When time permits, she also loves gardening, cooking, and crocheting old fashioned doilies into works of artistry. She lives in the United States with her husband and her two Pomeranians, Sugar, and Spice. You can learn more about Colleen and her writing on her website: colleenchesebro.com.

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UVI POZNANSKY – A Renaissance Lady

To me, Uvi Poznansky is a Renaissance lady. An excellent artist and author, she has also proven herself to be extremely giving and highly ORGANIZED. Over the past few years, she has invited me onto her blog several times, coaxed me into participating in her various author events, and encouraged me to submit my Civil War romance novella into her recent boxed set, “LOVE IN TIMES OF WAR.”  I am so grateful for her patience and her meticulous step-by-step directions, which is, for a social media neophyte such as myself, a godsend. So thank you, Uvi, for all that I’ve learned from you and for your continuous endorsement of my efforts!

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Uvi Poznansky is a bestselling, award-winning author, poet and artist. “I paint with my pen,” she says, “and write with my paintbrush.” Her romance boxed set, A Touch of Passion, is the 2016 WINNER of The Romance Reviews Readers’ Choice Awards Education and work: Uvi earned her B. A. in Architecture and Town Planning from the Technion in Haifa, Israel and practiced with an innovative Architectural firm, taking a major part in the large-scale project, called Home for the Soldier.
Having moved to Troy, N.Y. with her husband and two children, Uvi received a Fellowship grant and a Teaching Assistantship from the Architecture department at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. There, she guided teams in a variety of design projects and earned her M.A. in Architecture. Then, taking a sharp turn in her education, she earned her M.S. degree in Computer Science from the University of Michigan.
She worked first as an architect, and later as a software engineer, software team leader, software manager and a software consultant (with an emphasis on user interface for medical instruments devices.) All the while, she wrote and painted constantly, and exhibited in Israel and California. In addition, she taught art appreciation classes. Her versatile body of work includes bronze and ceramic sculptures, oil and watercolor paintings, charcoal, pen and pencil drawings, and mixed media.

Books and Genres: Her two series won great acclaim. Still Life with Memories is a family saga series with touches of romance. It includes Apart From Love, My Own Voice, The White Piano, The Music of Us, and Dancing with Air. The David Chronicles is a historical fiction series. It includes Rise to Power, A Peek at Bathsheba, and The Edge of Revolt.

Her poetry book, Home, is in tribute to her father. Her collection of dark tales, Twisted, and her Historical Fiction book, A Favorite Son, are both new age, biblically inspired books. In addition, Uvi wrote and illustrated two children books, Jess and Wiggle and Now I Am Paper. For each one of these books, she created an animation video (find them on YouTube and on her Goodreads page.)

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P. C. ZICK – Still Waters Run Deep

 I first met this versatile, super-talented writer and life-saving editor through ASMSG (Author Social Media Support Group). Through it, we knew each other only peripherally, but that all changed when I reached out and hired her as an editor/formatter for my first two books. Having had them originally published through a small press, I told her I needed help in becoming an Indie author. Her response was immediate and highly supportive. Indeed, she became nothing short of invaluable to me, as she took the time to explain basic editorial things such as POV and character development, as well as how to upload my books onto Amazon and Draft2Digital. I soon came to realize that being under her calm, steady tutelage was as if I’d gone to back to college as a writing major and snagged the best professor.

In time, the more I got to know her, the more the phrase “still waters run deep” sifted through my mind. Not a trite, gushy person, all her comments, whether it be about work or the world at large were deep and insightful. Loyalty and honesty were her credos, and for that I will be eternally grateful. In addition, as we continued on in our relationship (with her heavy editing and formatting for my next three books), to my delight, I also discovered she could share a good belly laugh, filled with irony and wisdom. Thank you, thank you, dear Pat! I owe you so much!

Here’s her Bio:

P.C. Zick describes herself as a storyteller no matter what she writes. And she writes in a variety of genres, including romance, contemporary fiction, and nonfiction. She’s won various awards for her essays, columns, editorials, articles, and fiction. Currently, crafting fiction—mostly romances—occupies her time.

Many of her novels contain stories of Florida and its people and environment, which she credits as giving her a rich base for her storytelling. She says, “Florida’s quirky and abundant wildlife – both human and animal – supply my fiction with tales almost too weird to be believable.” The three novels in her Florida Fiction series explore rural, state, and global politics, address the fight between environmentalists and developers, and capture the lives of the people struggling to survive it all. With touches of humor and romance, these novels trace Florida’s history, delve into current events, and imagine future impacts of both.

The three novels in her Behind the Love trilogy are also set in Florida. From love at first sight, to giving love a second chance to friends turning to lovers, the novels run the spectrum of the contemporary romance genre.

Ms. Zick’s Smoky Mountain Romances are all set in southwestern North Carolina and filled with sweet novellas perfect for retreating into the lives of people living in the mountains.

Her latest endeavor of sweet romances, Rivals in Love, takes readers to Chicago and the Crandall family as six siblings of a famous politician attempt to find romance. The first book in the series, Love on Trial, will be released in early 2017 with Love on Board to follow in the spring.

No matter the genre, her novels contain elements of romance with strong female characters, handsome heroes, and descriptive settings. She believes in living lightly upon this earth with love, laughter, and passion, and through her fiction, she imparts this philosophy in an entertaining manner with an obvious love for her characters, plot, and themes.
You can keep track of P.C. Zick’s new releases and special promotions by signing up for her newsletter here: http://eepurl.com/cAt05H. Visit her website to find out more about her writing life at http://www.pczick.com.

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DIANNE HARMAN – A Gracious Tour De Force

I first ‘met’ Ddianneharmanphotoianne Harman several years ago online, through a support group called ASMSG. From the start, I was very impressed with her “Blue Coyote Motel,” a wonderful book in the fine tradition of the Twilight Zone TV show. She created a series from that, adding several more novels.  A great storyteller, she continued on, experimenting with a more political book. Then came her first cozy murder mystery and, as they say, the rest is history. Now, with over twenty-seven best selling cozy murder mysteries under her belt, as well as a new genre  recently out (see below), I feel she is a TRUE Tour De Force. When you visit her Amazon page, you will also see all the various book sets she has set up. The woman is the very epitome of prolific!

Yet, in spite of her tremendous success, she has always been extremely willing to help other authors at the drop of a hat. Along with her combination of talendianneharmanbluecoyotemotelt and drive, she has also maintained her graciousness throughout. Thank you so much, Dianne, for your continual guidance and your ever- ready responses to my rookie questions!

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Dianne Harman draws her stories and characters from a diverse business and personal background. She owned a national antique and art appraisal business for many years, left that industry, and opened two yoga centers where she taught and certified yoga instructors. She’s traveled extensively throughout the world and loves nothing more than cooking, playing backgammon with her husband, Tom, and throwing the ball for their dog, Kelly.

Being a dog lover and having attended numerous cooking schools, she couldn’t resist writing about food and dogs. She’s the author of three cozy mystery series: Cedar Bay, Liz Lucas, High Desert, Midwest, and Jack Trout. Each of these books contains recipes from her travels. Alexis, the first book in the Midlife Journey Series was recently published. This series deals with events that occur in midlife, such as divorce, death, career changes, children leaving home, etc. She’s also the author of the award-winning suspenseful Coyote Series.

A number of books in her cozy mystery series have been designated by Amazon as All-Stars because of their sales, and Dianne has been named by Amazon seven times as one of their most popular authors. Murder in the Pearl District was chosen by Amazon to be one of their Mystery book in their October, 2016 homage of great writing by independent authors!

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The Great CLANCY TUCKER, Author/ Blogger Extraordinaire

ClancyTuckerHeadshotLet me introduce you to Clancy Tucker, whom I met three-four years ago when he graciously invited me onto his wonderful blog. As you will see, this great storytelling author/photographer/activist certainly has an impressive biography. But what has equally always impressed me about him is his perpetual generosity, kindness, and eagerness to help people everywhere. Thank you, Clancy, for reaching out to me and many others. You bring continuous education, enjoyment, and care to the world.

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Clancy Tucker is an Australian writer of young adult fiction, a photographer, publisher, and sometime poet. Thus far, he has had 146 short stories, numerous bush poems, 23 manuscripts, and many photographs published all over the world. “Gunnedah Hero” was his first published novel. The sequel, “A Drover’s Blanket,” was his second book and since then, he has written numerous stories about the same family. Clancy has also won many awards, including three in the Australian National Literary Awards. “Gunnedah Hero” has won two of them. He’s lived in four countries, speaks three languages and draws on his life’s experiences to write enthralling stories. Clancy is also a Human Rights activist and a social justice campaigner.

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