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Effie Kammenou

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in New York, The United States
December 29




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Effie Kammenou is a believer that it is never too late to chase your dreams, follow your heart or change your career. She is proof of that. At one time, long ago, she'd thought that, by her age, she would have had an Oscar in her hand after a successful career as an actor. Instead, she worked in the optical field for 40 years and is the proud mother of two accomplished young women.

Her debut novel, Evanthia’s Gift, is a women’s fiction multigenerational love story and family saga, influenced by her Greek heritage, and the many real-life accounts that have been passed down. She continues to pick her father’s brain for stories of his family’s life in Lesvos, Greece, and their journey to America. Her interview with him was published in a

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Effie Kammenou The best thing about being a writer is letting my imagination run free. My background is in theater, and I'm used to working with a script. Now, I'm…moreThe best thing about being a writer is letting my imagination run free. My background is in theater, and I'm used to working with a script. Now, I'm writing my own script in a sense. A part of me lives in each character I develop, and I get very attached to these fictional people.(less)
Effie Kammenou EVANTHIA'S GIFT is the first book in a trilogy. I finished and published book 2 - Waiting For Aegina in January. I am currently working on the last…moreEVANTHIA'S GIFT is the first book in a trilogy. I finished and published book 2 - Waiting For Aegina in January. I am currently working on the last book in this saga. I'm still only on the first draft and I'll be leaving for Paris and Champagne, France to do some research for a section of the story!(less)
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What does one thing have to do with the other? Read this excerpt from Evanthia’s Gift to find out. The love story between Sophia & Dean is complicated, but one thing is clear – they have a bond that can never be broken.


As the weeks went by, the change in Sophia could not be suppressed. She was lighter, happier and her eyes had a dreamier quality to them. Whatever he...

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"A great story about 4 friends and their lives. Kept my interest and wished I had read book one first but that's just so that I had more of the story."
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“Everyone’s experience is unique to them. Don’t minimize it.”
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“If nothing ever changed, there would be no such thing as butterflies.” —Wendy Mass”
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“My soul recognizes your soul. I honor the love, light, beauty, truth and kindness within you because it is also within me. In sharing these things there is no distance and no difference between us. We are the same. We are one. —Unknown author”
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