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Effie Kammenou

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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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Here’s an excerpt & recipe from Waiting For Aegina: Book Two in The Gift Saga.
Scroll down past the recipe for some information on an exciting online author event from Tuesday, July 17 – Friday, July 20.

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       For Amy, the three weeks that she and Sophia had spent in Greece together proved to be a perfect escape, and a place where she made some very important decis...

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