There are many good reasons why I have not written a blog in a while., the best of which is my book and the activities surrounding it. Did I forget about my readers and friends? Of course not! Not only did I miss writing something new, but I also spent most of my days and nights on revising/editing another novel for them! The good news is that the novel is almost ready. And the bad news? As I neglected the marketing stuff for Sky of Red Poppies, book sales plummeted. Of course the economy in Greece has a lot to do with that. Then again, maybe I should be grateful to that country for giving me something to blame my own shortcomings on.
Books are in many ways like your children. It isn’t just a matter of conceiving and giving birth. The real work comes later. The minute you turn your head or neglect them, they get into all sorts of trouble. No need to explain why I’m dragging my feet about publishing The Moon Daughter. It’s just like having another kid. I want the Poppies “out of diaper” before having another. Also, with two books out, I shall need a “book sitter” who will share some of the responsibility so I can sleep at night or go out and have fun sometime! So if you’re a publisher out there waiting for that Greatest American Novel, by all means feel free to respond to this ad and apply for the job. And no, don’t worry, I have an agent, too. And if you’re a friend, a reader or a fan, please don’t give up on me just yet