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Roxanne Veletzos

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Roxanne Veletzos was born in Bucharest, Romania. As a young teen, she moved to California where she began writing short stories about her native Eastern Europe, at first as a cathartic experience transitioning to a new culture. Building on her love of the written language, she obtained a bachelor’s degree in journalism and has worked as an editor, content writer and marketing manager for a number of Fortune 500 companies. Roxanne lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband, their two sons, and one very spirited Boarder Collie. Her debut novel THE GIRL THEY LEFT BEHIND is an international bestseller and was published in ten countries. WHEN THE SUMMER WAS OURS is her second novel.







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Roxanne Veletzos I have not written anything in Romanian. I left the country when I was very young, and while I can converse pretty fluently, I fear that writing in my…moreI have not written anything in Romanian. I left the country when I was very young, and while I can converse pretty fluently, I fear that writing in my native language at this level would be a difficult task. I am however, fascinated with Romania's history and am already planning another novel which will tie in elements of its recent past. I am very excited to continue writing about my native country and hope my readers will be as well! (less)
Roxanne Veletzos I just completed a second novel which takes the reader from pre-war, rural Hungary, to the Budapest of the 1980s, to the art scene of modern-day New Y…moreI just completed a second novel which takes the reader from pre-war, rural Hungary, to the Budapest of the 1980s, to the art scene of modern-day New York City. Without giving too much away, I will say that it is a story of self-discovery and of a lost love that spans more than fifty years which has a deep impact on the lives of three generations of women. (less)
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The Girl They Left Behind

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THE GIRL THEY LEFT BEHIND NOW IN PAPERBACK

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I'm so happy to announce that THE GIRL THEY LEFT BEHIND is now available in paperback! It has been an been incredible experience to see it published in numerous countries and languages over the past year, and I'm never more eager to share it with new readers. If you have a question, please reach out! Nothing makes me happier than talking about this story which contains not only a piec Read more of this blog post »
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"Beautifully written and such an engaging story. The last half of the book is so suspenseful, I literally could not put it down and missed social plans to finish it! This book would make a great movie. Loved it!"
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"As I began this book and saw the planning of the wedding I had to again look at the date, 1943, so I was surprised as to the life this young woman was leading. Didn’t have to wait long for the other shoe to drop, and things to get bad in Hungary.
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"This five-star read is definitely a book to be savoured, observed and appreciated! Set in WW2 Hungary and the turbulent days of the Hungarian Revolution, “When The Summer Was Ours” is a tale of survival, reinvention and the indestructible resilience " Read more of this review »
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“Knowledge is power, the only power that can set you free.”
Roxanne Veletzos, The Girl They Left Behind: A Novel

“What is a life if without you, The only thing that gave it meaning? How to endure another day, Without your sweet breath upon my cheek, your eyes near? And in the end, when I am laid to rest, Without your hand upon my breast, What will my last thoughts be if not of you, My darling girl of long ago?”
Roxanne Veletzos, The Girl They Left Behind

“In anguish and despair we release this child into the hands of God, with hope and faith that she may be saved.” Roxanne’s mother around the time of her adoption”
Roxanne Veletzos, The Girl They Left Behind

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