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D.J. Niko

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D.J. Niko is the pseudonym for Daphne Nikolopoulos, a journalist, author, editor, and self-proclaimed modern nomad who has spent the better part of two decades traveling the world. As a former travel writer and zealous adventurer, she has visited remote spots on six continents, many of which have inspired her novels. She has a particular passion for deserts and the nomadic way of life and has spent time among various tribes in Africa and Asia.

The Tenth Saint is her debut novel in The Sarah Weston Chronicles series of archaeological thrillers. It won the Gold Medal for popular fiction in the 2012 Florida Book Awards, a juried competition seeking to identify the best literary works in the state. Next in the series is The Riddle of Solomon (20
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D.J. Niko Thanks for asking, Sally. I've done a little of both. Some places beg for solitude; others are best enjoyed in the company of others. In some cases, s…moreThanks for asking, Sally. I've done a little of both. Some places beg for solitude; others are best enjoyed in the company of others. In some cases, safety is an issue. For example, I would not recommend gorilla tracking in the impenetrable wilderness of Uganda/Rwanda/Congo alone. :) Being brave is easier when you're young and unattached. Not sure I would do half this stuff now that I have young kids! Still, I do have an itch to get back to Africa--Zimbabwe, in particular. There is a site of ancient ruins there that may just inspire a new story ...(less)
D.J. Niko Good question! The cover model is definitely not me, but I'm flattered you considered that. I wish I looked that good! :) My book covers are designed …moreGood question! The cover model is definitely not me, but I'm flattered you considered that. I wish I looked that good! :) My book covers are designed by the talented art directors at Medallion. I definitely have input, but they get the final say. For this particular cover, we went around a couple of times before they came up with this image of Nicaule (King Solomon's Egyptian wife, whose voice is prominent in the book). What do you think of it? I'd love to know.(less)
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A Sneak Preview of The Oracle

The video trailer for my upcoming release, The Oracle (Nov. 10, 2015), is now up on YouTube. Click on the link below to watch. I would love to hear your thoughts!

https://youtu.be/LeEw4Ntc8iQ


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The Judgment by D.J. Niko
"Most of us know of Solomon from the Bible but we know of the wise man. The man who deliberates about mothers and babies. The man who rules his nation with God on his side and peace in his kingdom. The Biblical Solomon. But what is often forgotten in " Read more of this review »
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"Loved this historical fiction book. It had action, romance, revenge, anything you could want in a book. Nicaule, a princess of Egypt, is married (against her will) to Solomon, king of Israel. The story progresses from there and is enthralling. I read" Read more of this review »
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"D.J. Niko in her new book, “The Judgment” published by Medallion Press takes us into the life of Solomon.

From the Back Cover: 965 BCE

Upon the death of his father, Solomon has been appointed king of the united monarchy of Israel and Judah and charged " Read more of this review »
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“Freedom cannot be labeled nor won nor envied. Only when one doesn't realize what freedom is, is one truly free.”
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“The way of the nomad is to accept everything as it comes: there is no anticipation of better days, no longing for the unrequited, no despair for loss.”
D.J. Niko, The Tenth Saint

“This leaf has fallen from its mother and withered. Yet the tree does not mourn the loss. While barren, it stands tall, ready to bear the burden of winter, for it knows that through hardship comes renewal.”
D.J. Niko, The Oracle

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“Not all those who wander are lost.”
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“Man's real home is not a house, but the Road, and that life itself is a journey to be walked on foot.”
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“The way of the nomad is to accept everything as it comes: there is no anticipation of better days, no longing for the unrequited, no despair for loss.”
D.J. Niko, The Tenth Saint

“Freedom cannot be labeled nor won nor envied. Only when one doesn't realize what freedom is, is one truly free.”
D.J. Niko, The Tenth Saint

“This leaf has fallen from its mother and withered. Yet the tree does not mourn the loss. While barren, it stands tall, ready to bear the burden of winter, for it knows that through hardship comes renewal.”
D.J. Niko, The Oracle

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