My Sordid Past: Philippa Rees Interviews Me

Nicholas C. Rossis

Author Philippa Rees has interviewed me for her fascinating blog, Careless Talk– the blog of things related to her book, Involution-An Odyssey. Unusually enough, she was interested not in my writing, but in the life that lies behind it. The interview was great fun, so I though I’d share one of its highlights here. You can read the rest on Philippa’s blog.

Can you give a sketch of your origins; family, growing up, where? Please include an impression of the atmosphere of your childhood home.

Well, I was born in Athens, Greece. I’m an only child, although I’m told it doesn’t show. I grew up in Dionysus – a mountainous region outside of Athens. My parents moved us there because the land was inexpensive. Then, they slowly built a rather larger house than what we needed. We lived on the top floor at first, while the rest of the…

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Those awesome posts

Taylor Grace

There are some amazing posts out there. I’ve collected just a few here that stood out in my mind. If I’ve missed one, give me a shout and let me know! I love to find new awesome posts.

This one comes from They actually sent me their link! It’s a great article on 50 resources for bloggers. They have them by categories with links for convenience. Just awesome! A huge thanks to them for sending me that link!

A huge congrats to Winter Bayne for her first fantasy story in The Dragon Tempest. Winter Bayne is one of those incredibly talented writers on the rise. This is what she said of her newest work: “It is a story of discovery and realization both for the characters and readers. And I pat myself on the back for getting what I would consider a speculative (maybe paranormal) fiction…

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Infinite Waters: 9+1 Speculative Fiction Short Stories now Released!

Nicholas C. Rossis

Woo hoo, exciting stuff! As promised, Infinite Waters: 9+1 Speculative Fiction Short Stories has now been released and is available on Amazon. In fact, it’s free on Kindle Unlimited!

I was planning on a big promo, but all of my funds are currently frozen (they have even forbidden us access to our safety deposit boxes). Even worse, PayPal has suspended operations in Greece (although I’m busy opening a new, UK-based account). So, I would very much appreciate any help in spreading the word while this mess is sorted out!

The anthology includes the following stories:

  1. Infinite Waters“: A woman seeks her future at a carnival. She discovers more than she expected.”
  2. The Things We Do for Lust“: Beware of Greek gods bearing gifts.
  3. The Twist in the Tale“: A confused woman meanders through a sleepy town. But not all is as it seems.

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#Writers – are you a grammar nerd?


The folks at Grammarly have conducted another survey and produced this nifty infographic: anatomy-01

You can find out more about GRAMMARLY here

Are you a grammar nerd?

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Cover Reveals: The Power of Six Redesigned, Infinite Waters

Nicholas C. Rossis

Remember how I mentioned that I’m redesigning all of of my book covers? Today, I can share with you the new cover for The Power of Six: 6+1 short science fiction stories. The redesign has been by the very talented Alexios Saskalidis of 187designz.

From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's booksBuy The Power of Six on Amazon

Even more exciting, however, is the new cover for Infinite Waters; my latest collection of short stories. Also designed by 187designz, its design is in the same spirit as The Power of Six, to indicate the relationship between the two:

From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's books

Infinite Waters will be released on July 7th.

Do let me know what you think of the new covers in the comments below. Unless you hate them. Then… erm… oh, what the heck, even then! Or, you can rate them on

Oh, and if you’re interested in an…

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#WW: The New Cover of Minutes Before Sunset Revealed!

Shannon A Thompson

Small announcement: Facebook removed over 50 likes from my author page this week. You might have been one of them. Currently, FB is removing inactive accounts across all pages, but many are reporting active members being removed. Please visit my Facebook page and make sure we’re still connected.

The New Cover of Minutes Before Sunset Revealed!

logoThe time has come. Today, we have a cover reveal for the second edition of Minutes Before Sunset, book 1 of The Timely Death Trilogy. This novel releases on July 28, 2015 by Clean Teen Publishing, and I would like to send a huge THANK YOU out to their team as well as all of the websites who are supporting me today (in order of sign-up).

Introducing Members of the Dark: Confessions of a Book GeekJera’s JamboreeNicholas C. Rossis, Jonas Lee, Acid Publications, Gnome on…

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Marketing Your Indie Book – A Rough Nautical Map In A Sea Of Advertising Options

Tara Sparling writes

So you’ve published your book! Congratulations! All your hard work is now… beginning.

Marketing Your Indie Book: A Rough Nautical Map They told me all I had to do was write the damn thing… now you tell me 80% of the work is yet to be done?

That’s right, folks: it’s now time to sell your book. So roll back your sleeves, grab a sweatband, pull on the waders and let’s go into the murky waters of indie book advertising.

I got some lovely data from fantasy author and blogmate Nicholas C. Rossis, author of the dark epic fantasy Pearseus series featured in this data here. Nicholas has crunched some numbers beautifully in his own time – not least here, and here, and you should definitely go and have a look at them. Do that in a minute, though, once we’re done here, because seriously, folks, this data is only GORGEOUS.

Firstly, he had a comprehensive rundown of e-book advertising options which, although helpful, full…

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