Renee Spyrou

Biography

Renee Spyrou was born in Australia in a small town thirty minutes south of the Queensland border, to Australian and Greek parents. She studied Fashion in college and has worked in the rag trade since she was 20 years old. She loves creative arts and was sewing, knitting, and crocheting from the early age of five. She grew up reading Greek mythology and always had a book or a paintbrush in her hand. She met her husband of 25 years in Greece when she was 22 years old on the small Island of Kalymnos where she’d been living for a year and a half with family. It was love at first sight; they were engaged after a month and married after two months.
Renee lived in Africa, the Democratic Republic of Congo, formerly known as Zaire, for three years. She was there when two point five million refugees crossed the borders of Rwanda into Zaire, during the Ebola outbreak, and when Mobutu’s rule fell and the rebel leader Kabila overthrew the government. She’s been held up at gunpoint, seen people shot; and seen the adverse effects of war, famine, and disease.
Renee started writing when her son was diagnosed with a rare neurological disease called Adrenoleukodystrophy. Sadly, her son died four years after he was diagnosed. Writing helps her escape the sad reality of losing her firstborn child.
She lives in Ocean Shores with her husband and daughter and their two Rhodesian Ridgeback dogs. She loves Sci-Fi, horror, paranormal and action movies and enjoys painting, reading, writing, drawing and sitting outside on a Friday night with her family near a small burn barrel watching the fire.

Smashwords Interview

What motivated you to become an indie author?
I wanted complete control of my book in every aspect, cover, editing, royalties etc. I put all the hard work into my book so I feel I should reap the benefits.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Escapism. I've always loved reading and writing stories; creating new worlds and characters is like giving birth, what's that old cliche, 'You have one life, read, and you have many.' I love this the most about writing, creating and inventing supernatural people who have problems and secrets just like an ordinary, living, breathing person. What I love most of all, is entering another realm, another universe, it allows me to step from reality into a world of endless possibilities.
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Seraphympire Book Trailer #2 15 1 15
KILLING IS HER SPECIALTY. LEGEND HER REALITY. BLOOD HER DRUG OF CHOICE. Makayla Uriel is a Vampire Seraphim with a split personality. Her first impulse upon meeting her new partner is to bleed him dry. Her 2nd is unthinkable. Humans no longer need to be bitten to become Vampires. London is burning. The Trinian Globe, an ancient artifact, has been stolen. Will the Shadow Seekers save Earth & its Gateways & stop the global distribution of V5? Who will triumph? SERAPHYMPIRE.

Books

Seraphympire ~ Guardians of the Gateways
Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 109,570. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
(3.50 from 2 reviews)
Killing is her specialty. Legend her reality. Blood her drug of choice. Makayla Uriel is a Vampire Seraphim with a split personality. Her first impulse upon meeting her new partner is to bleed him dry. Humans no longer need to be bitten to become Vampires. London is burning. The Trinian Globe has been stolen. Makayla is the one being who can prevent the apocalypse and the one least likely to.

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