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 natio

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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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" I used to use them. I haven't in a while. Results were in the medium range for me. I might try them again at some point. "
The Gift Saga Trilogy by Effie Kammenou
"I couldn't put it down....it was like a family reunion that you didn't want to end. I was sad, happy, angry, anxious....all emotions reading this book. Starting with Ana and all the way to Evie I was rooting for their happy ending. To me this is a..." Read more of this review »
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"~I received a copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review~

This audiobook really amazed me. I rarely gives a book five stars, but this time I did!!
It’s the first book of three in “The Gift Saga”. It’s a heart-warming family saga about a..." Read more of this review »
Chasing Petalouthes by Effie Kammenou
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Book 3 and final one in the family telling. While this probably could be listen to as a standalone you’ll get the whole picture of this listen if you listen to the first 2 . This one tells about the next generation of the Honey H..." Read more of this review »
Waiting for Aegina by Effie Kammenou
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Waiting for Aegina is the second book in The Gift Saga by Effie Kammenou The author. It follows the live of five long friends called the Hill Street Girls. It’s the street the girls lived on and meet. You meet Sophia in the first..." Read more of this review »
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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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“Why not think that sometimes—just sometimes—you can overcome evil with silence? And let people hear their hatefulness in their own ears, without distraction. Maybe goodness is enough to expose evil for what it really is, sometimes.”
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“Look at me. Look into my eyes." His eyes fixed on hers as they fluttered open.
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