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Karen Kondazian

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Karen Kondazian is an award-winning author born in Boston, Massachusetts. Her debut novel The Whip, received five awards in 2013, including the USA News Best Book Award for Historical Fiction and the International Book Award for Best Western. She is also the author of the best-selling book, The Actors Encyclopedia of Casting Directors, with a foreword by Richard Dreyfuss.

Kondazian was a journalist and is an award winning theater actress who began her acting career at the age of eight, as one of the infamous children on Art Linkletter’s, Children Say the Darnest Things. She completed her schooling at San Francisco State College, The University of Vienna and The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts.

Onstage, Kondazian has distinguished h
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Bella Roma, Italy


“When I was a boy, I wanted to travel and see the world… but then I found Rome and found my world.”

– Federico Fellini


My final stop Rome– ‘The Eternal City’–


Plaque on the exterior of Federico Fellini’s apartment - Rome, Italy.

Plaque on the exterior of Federico Fellini’s apartment – Rome, Italy.


Whenever you need a very quick high, all you have to do is walk the streets of Rome– with its seemingly crazed, screaming honking- drivers, towering crumb...

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"Karen Kondazian gave three of the most exciting performances I’ve seen in decades of LA theatre-going. Her Serafina in THE ROSE TATTOO revealed that play for me. Her Alexandra del Lago in SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH was terrifying, for her portraying of t..." Read more of this review »
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" Thank you Rhonda for your nice words...I'm so glad it gave you pleasure~

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“Life’s going to do that to you missy. Gonna upset your wagon, not just once but many times. And you got to choose who’s sitting next to you. Someone you can trust…or not.”
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“Everything was temporary; she understood that now. All of this was temporary. It would all be snatched away. It was all on loan. Even the people we love. They were all on loan. One day you see their face across a rickety table or you pass them hurrying from here to there, or you see them leave you in your bed, and their profile passes you by...and you don't know...your thoughts somewhere else. And then they are snatched away forever and you did not know to say goodbye. You did not know.”
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“That the woman in her had died in anguish and a vengeful man had been born in her place apparently brooked no notice of the universe. Nor had the universe even blinked in the absorption into itself of her tragedy.”
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message 11: by Blak

Blak Rayne Nice to meet you, Karen! All the best. :D


message 10: by B.B.

B.B. Shepherd Hi Karen! Thanks for the friendship. I'd love to get to know you. :)


Cynthia Willow Hi, Karen, thanks for the friend request! Blessings, Cynthia P. Willow


Carole Gill Hello, Karen.
Nice to know you.


Giok Ping Ang Hello Karen,
Real happy to be your friend!


Penelope Marzec Thanks for your friendship!


message 5: by Karen

Karen Kondazian Charlotte wrote: "Hello Karen... Congrats on your ~ The Whip wins USA Book News Best Historical Fiction Award. Thanks for your LIKE of my Review of your book 'THE WHIP' ~ such a great book!

~Charlotte M. Liebel"


Thank you so much Charlotte for your wonderful words about the book! I am wishing you and your family a beautiful Holiday and a magical 2013!
Karen (Kondazian)


message 4: by Charlotte (last edited Dec 06, 2012 09:17PM)

Charlotte Liebel Hello Karen... Congrats on your ~ The Whip wins USA Book News Best Historical Fiction Award. Thanks for your LIKE of my Review of your book 'THE WHIP' ~ such a great book!

~Charlotte M. Liebel


Savannah Karen,
Thank you for the friendship.
Stay naughty,
Savannah
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message 2: by Karen

Karen Kondazian Nadia wrote: "I met Karen Kondazian for the first time last weekend. It was as if we had known each other for years. She is beautiful inside and out. I am looking forward to reading her book, "The Whip." I l..."

Thank Nadia for your beautiful words...(am just learning how to navigate goodreads so just saw your message.)
Thank you so much for your kindness and I too look forward to seeing you again at a book signing in Austin!
And let me know what you think of The Whip...I would love to hear your response to it...
May you have a 2012 filled with health and magic...


message 1: by Nadia

Nadia Sahari I met Karen Kondazian for the first time last weekend. It was as if we had known each other for years. She is beautiful inside and out. I am looking forward to reading her book, "The Whip." I look forward to seeing her again at a book signing in Austin. Can't wait to read about Charley Parkhurst. I love books about women by women. Especially true stories.


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