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Before becoming an author, I had no idea just how much work book marketing entails. So, my blog is mostly aimed at helping authors with their book marketing efforts and at sharing everything I learn along the way.
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- After already winning two awards, Runaway Smile has now won the Gelett Burgess Children’s Book Award, in the Young Adult Fiction category. A lovely gold medal has been awarded, and the book will be included in the Gelett Burgess Center’s educational outreach for the next year. If you haven’t read it yet, check it out here.
- You can now read all of my fantasy/science fiction work in a single volume! Get your copy on Amazon or sign up to my newsletter and read for free Pearseus: Schism, and the first part of Pearseus: Rise of the Prince.
After reaching in September #1 in its genre on Amazon, Infinite Waters: 9+1 Speculative Fiction Short Stories was voted one of the top 50 Indie books of 2015. A massive thank-you hug to everyone who voted for it!
- Sally Sue Ember interviewed me for her live show, CHANGES. 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.”
Who am I?
I am Nicholas C. Rossis. I live to write and do so from my cottage on the edge of a magical forest in Athens, Greece.
When not composing children’s books, epic fantasies or short sci-fi stories, I chat with fans and colleagues, support my fellow authors, 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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I sent my first email from my cave, just before my dad took me for my first Stegosaurus hunt. Since then, I’ve been obsessive about checking my email. Contact me through the contact form.
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