An unshared smile is a wasted smile
I woke up this morning and I had lost my smile and it wasn’t my fault and I looked everywhere and it was gone. Then I met a workman and a king and the best salesman in the world and a clown and no-one wanted to give me theirs. At school, I asked Miss to give me hers, but she gave us a pop quiz instead, and then no-one was smiling and…
Runaway Smile, was an award-winning finalist in the 2015 International Book Awards, in the Children’s Fiction category.
Thank you for visiting my blog! My name is Nicholas C. Rossis, I’m an author and I blog mostly on writing, publishing and book marketing. I also take part in blog hops and host guest posts and interviews. For some fun reading, don’t forget to visit the Entertainment section! Finally, be sure to check out my work; namely, my epic fantasy series Pearseus and the science fiction short story collection, The Power of Six. All of the above of them have repeatedly reached #1 on Amazon, where you can check out all my books.
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- Runaway Smile, was an award-winning finalist in the 2015 International Book Awards, in the Children’s Fiction category.
- The lovely children’s author Renne Hand recently interviewed me for her Podcast at Blog Talk Radio, Stories From Unknown Authors. Listen to the interview!
- The Pearseus bundle (books 1-3) includes the three first books, at a great price! Get your copy on Amazon or read for free Pearseus: Schism, the prequel to the Pearseus epic fantasy series on Goodreads, to see if you enjoy the premise – and my writing.
- Back in October, I gave my first live interview! I was interviewed by Sally Sue Ember for her live show, CHANGES on Google’s Hangout. For some reason we ended up talking mostly about religion, philosophy and reincarnation. You can watch the interview here!
So, I’m an Author now…
A little-known fact about writing your first book: unless you inform others of your intention well in advance, you might find yourself in an awkward position. Like, when you present your manuscript to your parents so they can read it. A couple of months later, when you ask if they have read it, your dad will go, slightly annoyed, “no, I’m re-reading Martin’s books right now, so it’ll have to wait.”
Then, a further couple of months later, he’ll call you late at night to say, “great book, son, with some fantastic ideas! I was totally hooked. A page-turner; kept me up at night. You know what this guy did? He took historical elements from ancient Greece and created a space opera with them.”
And you’ll say, after a brief pause, “what guy?”
To which your dad will reply, in a confused voice, “why, whoever wrote this. There was no name on the manuscript.”
Now, what I should have said, of course, is something along the lines of “it’s not really a space opera, dad, but more of a dark epic fantasy; a dystopian metaphysical thriller with strong sci-fi elements, where the heroes face tough moral dilemmas, discovering themselves in the process.”
But no-one talks to their dad this way, right? So all I said, once I managed to stop laughing, was, “I wrote it, dad. But I’m super glad you liked it even before you knew that.”
I live to write and do so from my cottage on the edge of a magical forest in Athens, Greece. When not composing epic fantasies or short sci-fi stories, I chat with fans and colleagues, write blog posts, walk my dog, and enjoy the antics of two silly cats, one of whom claims my lap as home.
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