Effrosyni Moschoudi was born and raised in Athens, Greece. As a child, she often sat alone in her granny’s garden scribbling rhymes about flowers, butterflies and ants. Through adolescence, she wrote dark poetry that suited her melancholic, romantic nature.
In 2014, she published her debut novel, The Necklace of Goddess Athena, an urban fantasy of Greek myths and time travel. The book made the shortlist for the 50 Best Self-Published Books worth Reading from Indie Author Land and is a number 1 Amazon bestseller in Greek and Roman Literature.
Effrosyni’s second novel, The Lady of the Pier – The Ebb, swiftly followed and is an ABNA Quarter-Finalist. Set in England in the 1930’s and in Greece in the 1980’s, it follows the lives and loves of two young girls who’ve never met but are connected in a mysterious way.
The book is the first part of a trilogy and Effrosyni is currently penning the remaining two volumes.
Alongside her books, she runs Effrosyni’s Blog, where she presents the work of fellow authors through interviews and book reviews as well as the odd recipe and stories about her travels. Her new website Effrosyni Writes is mainly dedicated to featuring book reviews and promotions.
Effrosyni lives in a quaint seaside town near Athens with her husband Andy and their naughty cat called Felix.
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THE NECKLACE OF GODDESS ATHENA
IN ATHENS, THE GODS STILL DWELL AMONG THE MORTALS.
Phevos and his sister Daphne are time travelers from ancient Greece. They have just arrived in modern-day Athens without knowing why their mysterious father has sent them there.
Mystified, they settle down in this new world with the assistance of two orphaned siblings. As Phevos and Daphne get to know them better, it turns out they actually know the whereabouts of the orphans’ missing parents. And now, the orphans share valuable information that can help Phevos trace his own mother who went missing when he was a little boy. This becomes even easier when they discover a secret cave at the Acropolis foothills that yields a precious finding. The four team up in their quest to reunite with their loved ones but in the process get caught up in the ongoing conflict between two Gods, one of which becomes their protector and the other, their worst nemesis.
Who will prevail when the rival Gods meet again and will the mortal bystanders survive to tell the tale?
THE LADY OF THE PIER – THE EBB
LOVE WILL GO ON FOREVER, SEEKING A SECOND CHANCE.
Laura Mayfield arrives in Brighton to pursue a new life and also finds true love in the process. Her boyfriend, Christian Searle, a happy-go-lucky stagehand at the West Pier theatre where she works, begrudges her aspirations to a life of riches. When Laura is offered a chance to perform at the theatre, her love for Christian is put to the ultimate test. Charles Willard, a wealthy and arrogant aristocrat becomes fascinated by her and pursues her relentlessly, causing Christian to become enraged. Will Laura’s desire for wealth throw her in the arms of Charles or will her feelings for Christian prevail?
Sofia Aspioti arrives in Corfu for a long summer holiday with her grandparents. She gets a job at a local water sports pier and the days pass blissfully. Sensible and reserved by nature, she’s uninterested in boys, yet she soon meets Danny Markson, a British tourist who is a charming flirt and makes her laugh. She tries to keep him at arm’s length, worried that village gossip will get her in trouble with her strict family. Yet, she can’t help but fall desperately in unrequited love. When she starts having strange dreams about Brighton’s West Pier and a woman dressed in black, she is driven to writing poems about a love that won’t let go. Who is the grieving woman in her dreams and how is her lament related to her own feelings for Danny?