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Effie Kammenou

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in New York, The United States
December 29




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April 2013


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 hoped 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 while raising her two daughters.

In 2015, three years after the death of her mother from pancreatic cancer, she published her debut novel, Evanthia’s Gift, book one in a women’s fiction, multigenerational love story and family saga, inspired by her mother and her Greek heritage. Kammenou continues to pick her father’s brain for stories of his family’s life in Lesvos, Greece, and their journey to America. Her interview wi

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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 w…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 bo…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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Beet & pistachio crusted goat cheese salad

Happy New Year!

I’ve been busy developing recipes to add in my latest novel, Love by Design: Book 2 in The Meraki Series

This beet salad is simple to make and delicious with the addition of pistachio crusted goat cheese. 

This dish is mentioned as a first course at a gala Mia attends in NYC. Keep following this blog for other recipes as she satisfies her food cravings during her busi

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" I just finished three back to back tours for each of the books in my trilogy with Love Books Group. It went very well. Each of the bloggers reviewed a ...more "
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"I find Ms. Kammenou's work not only captivating but it completely drew me into the story so I am fully invested in the characters and unfolding storylines. I love the way she weave the beautiful quotes, Greek history & traditions, cuisine, recipes an" Read more of this review »
Evanthia's Gift by Effie Kammenou
"This a multigenerational book that follows Anastasia and her close family and friends through her lifespan. Its in two parts, the first is all about Anastasia and the story takes off where she’s just caught her husband cheating on her. It starts in 1" Read more of this review »
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It took me a while to finally create a website showcasing my books. Four women's fiction / contemporary romance novels in, I did it. Number six
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" Thank you. I see that Love by Design was fixed but Love is What You Bake of it still has two entries.

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"Quirky romance

Cute fun loving Greek American girl meets cute Greek American man with daughter let the tale unfold.. Don't forget to add a healthy dash of insecurity.."
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Waiting for Aegina by Effie Kammenou
"Family saga

This book was second in a series the story of a Greek family. It has wonderful characters and a good plot. He’s very emotional with happiness sadness and angst. I recommend this book and the author."
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“Everyone’s experience is unique to them. Don’t minimize it.”
Effie Kammenou, Evanthia's Gift

“If nothing ever changed, there would be no such thing as butterflies.” —Wendy Mass”
Effie Kammenou, Chasing Petalouthes

“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”
Effie Kammenou, Evanthia's Gift

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“Sometimes goodness doesn't tell everything it knows. Sometimes goodness waits for the appropriate time and does the best it can with what it has.”
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“Look at me. Look into my eyes." His eyes fixed on hers as they fluttered open.
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