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logo | From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's booksNicholas Rossis lives to write and does so from his cottage on the edge of a magical forest in Athens, Greece. When not composing epic fantasies or short sci-fi stories, he chats with fans and colleagues, writes blog posts, walks his dog, and enjoys the antics of his dog and toddler daughter, both of whom claim his lap as home.

His first children’s book, Runaway Smile, won the Gelett Burgess Children’s Book Award, among other distinctions. You can check it out for free on his blog. You can check out his second children’s book, Musiville, on his blog. He has also written the epic fantasy series, Pearseus. Many of his short stories have appeared in various collections and anthologies. He has published The Power of Six, Honest Fibs, You’re in for a Ride and Infinite Waters, which was voted as one of the best 50 Indie books of 2015.

Nicholas is all around the Internet, but the best place to connect with him would be on his blog, . Anyone interested in his books can check them out on Amazon:

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What readers are saying about Nick’s fantasies:

“Most avid readers still have books from their childhood which they read over and over again. ‘Runaway Smile’ has joined the list.”
– Juliet Aharoni on Runaway Smile

“The Pearseus series has more sub plots and surprises than Tesla has volts”
– Erik Klingenberg

“From the very first sentence I realized I was not reading a book, I was going on an adventure.”
– Anne Peterson on Runaway Smile

“I really can’t think of another series that tied the world of fantasy and scifi together so well since Pern.”
– Joseph Long on Pearseus

“What I loved about these three books was the author’s ability to weave in ancient Greek myths,cultural and historic influences; it felt like ancient Greece, complete with warring city-states, but set on a far-away planet.”
– Catherine Mackay on Pearseus

”Each story is like watching an old episode of the Twilight Zone”
~ C. MacKay on You’re in for a Ride

“I found myself looking forward to coming home so I could dig into the next story. Each story pulls you in to its unique little universe and takes you on a ride where the tracks are hidden, and you can’t see the corners up ahead.”
– Nat Russo on Infinite Waters

“Philosophical ideas woven into science-fiction stories that read like classic stories by the masters, often with a delightful, thought-provoking and unexpected twist at the end.”
– Jamie Maltman on The Power of Six

“Weaving together two ostensibly very different escalating conflicts, Rossis reveals the fundamental similarities that underlie any decision to attack another large group, however unique the apparent causes of the choice… Within this frame of war as a blunt and horrible instrument, Rossis explores questions of personal morality: how my support for a cruel regime is excusable to reach a position where one might influence behavior from within? Is it moral to sacrifice your own people to save strangers? Is all conflict actually a failure to understand the other?”
– Dave Higgins on Pearseus: Mad Water

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Interview with Sally Sue Ember on her hangout, Changes, on October 1st, 2014.

Video preview of Shoot the Devil – a short story by Nicholas C. Rossis



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Reviews and Interviews (in Greek)


Short Stories

My short stories (in English; for the Greek ones, please refer to the Greek editions section below) have been published on:

Guest blog posts

  1. Your Fish Has Got Away on Vanessa Finaughty’s fantasy blog
  2. You’re a Success on Rachael Ritchie’s blog
  3. Taming Amazon’s Algorithm to Increase your Sales Rank on Book Marketing Tools
  4. Is writing a job or a business? on Venture Galleries
  5. Overlooked Books – Authors’ Edition on Bookwraiths
  6. Book Marketing on Facebook, on Book Marketing Tools
  7. Finding Inspiration, guest post on N.N. Light’s blog
  8. On Inspiration, guest post on Sue Vincent’s blog
  9. How Cultural References Can Shape Our Relationships on Girl Talk with Gidla Evans
  10. As if it were yesterday: guest post on A Momma’s View
  11. What content do your blog posts need? Guest post on the Venture Galleries
  12. Why I Write Short Fiction: guest post on the Short Story Flash Fiction Society
  13. Soft vs. Hard Marketing, guest post on Book Marketing Tools
  14. Traditional vs. Indie Publishing – are we Running our of Readers? Guest post on Author Sensei
  15. Writing and Promoting a Series, guest post by Charles E. Yallowitz and Nicholas C. Rossis on Sally Sue Embers’ blog
  16. 10 Things I Learned on my journey From Hitting ‘Publish’ to Making #1 on Amazon on Fleur Camacho’s blog
  17. The Ups and Downs of Indie Life on Sue Coletta’s Crime Fiction Writer blog
  18. Finding the right moral, guest post on Titanian Chronicles
  19. If you enjoy writing, write! Guest post on Marlena Hand’s blog
  20. My Illustrator Friend, guest post on the Ask The Good Mommy blog
  21. Are we Running out of Readers? Guest post on Renee Hand’s blog
  22. Naming your Characters the Easy Way, guest post on Myrddin’s Heir
  23. Things Happen for a Reason on PH Solomon’s blog
  24. “Your Cow Has Tipped Over”: Issues With Translating Your Books on the Book Marketing Tools blog
  25. My Book Marketing Secret on Chris the Story Reading Ape’s blog
  26. I’ve Just Published My Book. Now What? on the Self-Publisher’s Showcase
  27. My Golden Rules of Writing on Indies Unlimited
  28. Should I Publish Traditionally or Go Indie? on Nessgraphica
  29. A-Z guide: how both my books reached #1 on Amazon on the Self-Publisher’s Showcase
  30. Open fences and jailed dogs on the Self-Publisher’s Showcase
  31. I lost to Game of Thrones on Samantha LaFantasie’s blog
  32. Go ahead, make a margarita: a pleasant nightmare on Danica Cornell’s blog
  33. My Four Golden Rules of Writing on the Self-Publisher’s Showcase
  34. The rhythm in the writing on the Self-Publisher’s Showcase

Interviews and Features

  1. “Nicholas C. Rossis: One of the Top Ten Sci-Fi Fantasy Writers You Need To Be Reading”: Feature by Caleb and Linda Pirtle
  2. Author feature on Sally’s Smorgasbord Blogger Daily
  3. Calen and Linda Pirtle feature A Heaven for Toasters in their Thursday Teaser
  4. Heaven for Toasters: Lisa interviews Leo on #LisaBurtonRadio
  5. It’s Write Now features A Heaven for Toasters
  6. A Heaven for Toasters is featured in Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore
  7. The Power of Six feature on It’s Write Now
  8. Caleb and Linda Prittle select Pearseus among the 100 Indie Books You Should Read Before You Die
  9. Caleb and Linda Prittle feature Pearseus: Mad Waters on their blog
  10. Blast From The Past – A Smile On The Run
  11. N.N. Light’s Book Heaven feature of Exciting Destinies
  12. Fantasy and Science Fiction Network (FSFNet) feature
  13. Sally Cronin’s Christmas feature on Smorgasbord
  14. Linda and Caleb Pirtle feature Pearseus: Mad Water
  15. Caleb and Linda Pirtle feature Honest Fibs
  16. Eagle Peak Press feature
  17. Interview by Rebecca Mahan on The Liberty Bell
  18. Author Page on the Book Excellence Awards
  19. Author Page on Claudine Giovannoni’s blog
  20. Sally Cronin features the Pearseus bundle
  21. Emotional Beats makes JAN’s TOP TEN Best Books for 2016
  22. Sally Cronin features Pearseus: Endgame
  23. The Short Story and Flash Fiction Society features You’re in for a Ride
  24. Debby Gies features Emotional Beats
  25. Smorgasbord features Emotional Beats
  26. Beetley Pete features Nicholas Rossis
  27. Smorgasbord Open House
  28. 20 Questions with Don Massenzio
  29. Sally Cronin features Rise of the Prince as a Smorgasbord Summer Reading
  30. NN Light features Rise of the Prince
  31. The Blonde Writer interviews me
  32. The Power of Six on Lisa Burton Radio
  33. Silverlight Cafe Magazine Feature
  34. Game of Thrones Meets Dune? on author Ryan Schneider’s blog
  35. Featured Sunset for December 2015 on Before Sundown
  36. Author Interview on Literative
  37. Re-covering your Books on MMJaye Writes
  38. Sunday Lunch Invitation with Sally Cronin on Smorgasbord
  39. An interview with Chris of the Opening Sentence
  40. Saturday Morning Coffee with Sally Cronin
  41. 10 Statements with Okie
  42. Behind the Face of Nicholas Rossis: An interview with Philippa Rees
  43. Political Machinations in Ancient Greece: An interview with Celine Jeanjean
  44. Interview with Wendy Van Camp for No Wasted Ink
  45. PH Solomon’s interview for Archer’s Aim
  46. Steven Remington’s interview for Rate Book Cover
  47. Raymond Bolton’s interview for The Write Stuff
  48. N.N. Light’ interview for Princess of the Light
  49. Connie Flanagan’ interview for Connie’s Picks
  50. Interview with Sally G. Cronin on Smorgasbord
  51. Interview with Kylie Betzner on LitChic
  52. Over at Lisette’s Writers’ Chateau
  53. Interview with Nina Soden
  54. Interview with Glynis Smy
  55. Interview with Janice Spina
  56. Interview with eBook Hounds
  57. Pearseus: Mad Water feature on A Kenyan Poet
  58. Indieview interview
  59. Bookgoodies interview
  60. ABC plus interview
  61. MMJaye’s Work In Progress (WIP) interview
  62. Effrosyni’s blog (reblogging MMJaye’s WIP interview)
  63. Interview with Samantha LaFantasie
  64. Interview with Ryan Schneider
  65. Interview with Nonnie Jules
  66. Interview with Kasper Beaumont for #FSFN
  67. Kindle Ninja: Milk and cookies 
  68. Interview with A. R. Silverberry
  69. Book Club Reading List Interview

Author Profiles

  1. Εκδόσεις Πατάκη
  2. Bookbub
  3. Beezebooks
  4. Readers in the Know
  5. Book Gorilla Author Page
  6. Indie Book Butler
  7. Olga Núñez Miret feature on Just Olga
  8. Amazon author profile
  9. Self-Publishers Showcase interview
  10. IAN Author Page
  11. iAuthor Page
  12. Koobug author profile
  13. WriterSky page
  14. Writersky profile
  15. Reading Recommendations hall of fame
  16. Author feature at The Greek Wives Club

The Power of Six on the Web

  1. Feature on the Listen Inside Podcast by Readers in the Know

Memberships and Pearseus pages

  1. Celebrating Indie Pride Day on Angela B. Chrysler’s blog 
  2. Independent Author Network (IAN)
  3. Rave Reviews Book Club (RRBC)
  4. Fantasy and Science Fiction Network
  5. AuthorsDB
  6. Noveltunity
  7. Koobug
  8. Freebooksy feature: Rise of the Prince
  9. Bookgoodies Feature: Year 18
  10. Bookgoodies feature: Rise of the Prince
  11. Pearseus on Samantha LaFantasie 
  12. Koobug feature: Year 18
  13. Koobug feature: Rise of the Prince
  14. Bookvibe feature: Rise of the Prince
  15. KBoards feature: Year 18
  16. KBoards feature: Rise of the Prince  
  17. Kindle books and tips feature: Rise of the Prince
  18. Kindle Books and Tips post
  19. WriterSky, Year 18 (Book 1) excerpts
  20. WriterSky, Rise of the Prince (Book 2) excerpts
  21. WriterSky, Mad Water (Book 3) excerpts
  22. Wattpad
  23. Book Club Reading List

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