Stephanie Wood

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I currently live in North West England after returning from Greece where I worked as a holiday representative for eight years. During that time I had fun watching the various ways people enjoyed their holidays and was often required to find solutions for some unusual incidents!

The Aegean Sun series of books relates the fictionalized accounts of holidaymakers’ activities, continues the stories of those characters when they return home and divulges the reality of events from a rep’s point of view. Each book can be read separately, but as a series the story flows more coherently in order:
Room 101
The After Effects
The Diaries
Room 102
The Office
The Wedding
Rooms and Revelations
The High Street
A Pair of Summer Shorts
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Stephanie Wood Aegean Sun: Room 101 is actually a conglomeration of several different factors.
Many years ago I worked as a holiday representative in Greece and came…more
Aegean Sun: Room 101 is actually a conglomeration of several different factors.
Many years ago I worked as a holiday representative in Greece and came into contact with various types of people, who expected wildly different things from their holidays. I was fascinated by the contrasting ways they would react to the same situation and similarly surprised when I was told, week after week, about the identical incidents which had befallen each of them.
After returning to England I was happy to spend my free time on Greek holidays and was amused to find myself in similar situations to those I had previously encountered - and to watch other holidaymakers experience the same thing.
On one such holiday I suffered from a back injury and spent a short while confined to bed with time to think about all the other people who had shared that room and what fate had in store for them. My earlier memories came to the fore and the idea for my first novel was born.
Setting the scene within that one room gave me the opportunity to introduce a variety of personalities, but it was also a personal reminder for me as I had been incapacitated in Room 101 of the Aegean Sun Hotel, in Kos.
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Stephanie Wood I am currently working on Aegean Sun: Room 102 which will introduce more holidaymakers and delve into their personal lives, while catching up with…moreI am currently working on Aegean Sun: Room 102 which will introduce more holidaymakers and delve into their personal lives, while catching up with known characters from the first book to find out how their lives have progressed since last summer. It will be released in March 2015.
At the end of this month (July 2014) I will be releasing Aegean Sun: The After Effects, which follows some of the characters from the first book to discover what happens to them after their holiday. It also explores the destiny of the workers from the hotel and reveals the distinction between summer and winter work.
Also at the end of September 2014 there will be a chance to read Aegean Sun: The Diaries. This is the representative’s account of his summer and some of the incidents he experienced.
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Room 101 (Aegean Sun #1)

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The First Christmas (Christ...

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The Wedding (Aegean Sun #6)

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The Office (Aegean Sun #5)

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The Christmas Cracker (Chri...

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The Diaries (Aegean Sun #3)

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Room 102 (Aegean Sun #4)

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Just a quick note this month to those of you who have shown an interest in my Aegean Sun series of books.
For the last two days of October the kindle version of Aegean Sun: A Pair of Summer Shorts will be free!
Two short stories featuring Eleni, the maid, and Athena, the tour guide, will entertain you as you enjoy your morning cuppa and introduce you to some of the other characters in the series... Read more of this blog post »
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“If repping could be compared to a car: the office reps are the engine and the hotel reps are the drivers. If the engine doesn’t work, the driver can’t move forward; but if the driver refuses to drive, there’s no point in having a perfectly functioning engine.
So, next time you take a holiday, enjoy the drive the rep takes you on - but remember to appreciate the office staff, who work to ensure that you don’t come to an unexpected grinding halt.”
Stephanie Wood, Aegean Sun: The Office

“Man, you should write a book.’
‘I know. You couldn’t make this stuff up, could you?”
Stephanie Wood, Room 101

“She could picture herself now in the cool water with the sun on her face, totally alone and at peace with the stunning Greek scenery all around her. She hadn’t even been here for a full day yet, but she was desperate to feel that she was away from her usual surroundings and all her responsibilities and become a different - liberated - woman, even if it was only for a week.”
Stephanie Wood, Room 101

“If repping could be compared to a car: the office reps are the engine and the hotel reps are the drivers. If the engine doesn’t work, the driver can’t move forward; but if the driver refuses to drive, there’s no point in having a perfectly functioning engine.
So, next time you take a holiday, enjoy the drive the rep takes you on - but remember to appreciate the office staff, who work to ensure that you don’t come to an unexpected grinding halt.”
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