We would like to welcome Anna-Maria Athanasiou to the Leeds signing!
Anna-Maria Athanasiou is originally from Leeds but now living in Cyprus, hadn’t even told her husband of 23 years, Marios, that she was penning the book.
‘I’m not a writer by profession and I felt a bit embarrassed to tell people that I thought I could write a book. My husband works nights so I would write when I was on my own in the evenings or before he got up in the morning.’
Anna-Maria Athanasiou has had her first novel published after penning it without telling anyone
Anna-Maria said she’s always had a ‘big imagination’ and had thought about writing a novel for years after getting an idea for a story. She would often scribble down notes and ideas when she was out and about so that various plot threads and conversations between characters ended up being written on any scraps of paper she had handy at the time.
She describes her book, called Waiting For Summer, as ‘erotic but romantic’ fiction, saying it contains sex scenes to satisfy Fifty Shades Of Grey fans while having an engaging plot to keep readers hooked on the storyline as well.
The book is set in Limassol, Cyprus, and tells the tale of Sylvie Sapphiris whose perfect life is shattered when she discovers her husband is having an affair
It is set in the author’s home town of Limassol in Cyprus and tells the tale of Sylvie Sapphiris whose seemingly perfect life is thrown into chaos by the discovery of her husband’s infidelity and follows her subsequent whirlwind romance with a much younger man.
Waiting For Summer is available now from book shops and Amazon.co.uk. You can also visit the Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/waitingforsummerannamariaathanasiou
Very pleased Anna-Maria we be back with us in Leeds!