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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Author Interview – Eleni Papanou

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What writing are you most proud of? (Add a link if you like)

Although I’m proud of all my work, Unison stands out the most. It began as a screenplay with a small cast and blew up into an epic that will take several books to tell. It tested my patience as it was a complex story to piece together. At times, I didn’t think I was worthy enough to do it, but I battled on and created a body of work I never believed I’d ever be capable of creating. I still marvel as to how it all happened. None of it was planned. It happened as though it were fated.

What are you most proud of in your personal life?

My daughters. I bring them up a lot as I never wanted children and the fact that I have them still blows my mind.  It took over a year for my mother to even believe it. My daughters are a constant joy for me, although they can get out of control at times!

What books did you love growing up?

Island of the Blue Dolphins and all the Judy Blume books. I also loved Nancy Drew and The Great Brain series.

Who is your favorite author?

That’s a tough one as I read so many different books. I appreciate Ayn Rand and Robert Anton Wilson. I also recently got into Philip K. Dick. I’d like to read more from him.

What book genre of books do you adore?

Science fiction! That all stems from my love of Star Trek, which influences my writing. I loved the camaraderie and dialogue between the characters. They seemed so real to me. The characterization in the Star Trek franchise is very well done. It heavily influences my writing.

What book should everybody read at least once?

Atlas Shrugged. It’s brings out a strong reaction in people and leads to interesting debates. No matter what your opinion of Rand, her books force readers to think.

Jessie's Song

Markos Adams is famous, but not for his flashy guitar chops, leading man good looks or homemade baklava. After a heavily publicized suicide attempt, he resolves to get his life and mind back in order. The morning after his return to the stage, Markos’s worst nightmare is realized when his daughter, Jessie, is abducted. The kidnapper contacts him with the terms of the ransom. Markos must identify who he is in twenty-four hours. If he fails; he must commit suicide. Markos races against the clock to unmask the kidnapper and starts to question his sanity when he experiences visions of Jessie singing to him. Is Markos slowly descending into madness, or is he the victim of a sadistic criminal act that  will force him to face his biggest fear…that he’ll die before seeing his precious daughter again.

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Genre - Paranormal Mystery

Rating – PG13

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Website http://elenipapanou.com/

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