Suzanne Valtsioti

Biography

I love writing.However, I hate writing biography blurbs, it just doesn't happen.However, I am a true writer at heart.
As far as novels go, I have written Mallias, the Greek Gangster and The Potion Maker which is published in a series of installments. The books are available as ebooks and in paperback. I enjoy writing books that explore the character as well as unfold a plot. The mind of the character is just as intriguing as their experiences in the plot. I like to combine genres, creating a fusion in all of my books.

If you want to know about me as a writer, these says it all:

“A writer is someone who has taught his mind to misbehave.”
Oscar Wilde

“Blessed are the weird people:
poets, misfits, writers
mystics, painters, troubadours
for they teach us to see the world through different eyes.”
Jacob Nordby

“Writers should be read, but neither seen nor heard.”
Daphne Du Maurier

Smashwords Interview

What motivated you to become an indie author?
I celebrate everything 'indie'. Being an 'indie' author is more in line with my belief that the creative process shouldn't be packaged into a system that works around stylized merchandising or the promotion of certain perspectives and topics. I would love to see a publishing firm prove me wrong. I would love to see one come riding on white horses, spear in hand, riding towards me. They pierce my work, seizing it and gallop off into the sunset, saving my work from getting lost in the sea of unseen books.
What's the story behind your latest book?
The Potion Maker is my latest book. I wanted to write another book that features powerful women. My last book, Mallias the Greek gangster, was a crime-ridden, romance filled journal written in the voice of Markella, a mafia wife. I had an amazing time creating Markella and watching her celebrate her womanhood while trying to find her way in a very traditional world. That book explored facets of womanhood such as victimization, stereotypes, and the sexist perception of roles in society. I wanted to continue creating more 'interesting' female characters, but exploring a completely different side of women, embracing more of the metaphysical aspect, looking at the woman enchantress/sorceress. And I also wanted to write a series. The Potion Maker allows me to do just that because I am writing it in installments. This is my latest project. I love magical realism, mind benders, time travel and edgy topics. This series embraces them all in a story filled with romance, passion, revenge, greed, lust, and a goddess or two among other things!
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Where to buy in print


Books

The Potion Maker Book 1: A Stargram
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 8,430. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
This book, 'A Stargram', is the first installment in the series "The Potion Maker". 'A Stargram' is a myth, an epic legend of daring women, a work that combines magic realism, the supernatural, fantasy, romance, and intrigue. Narrated by Rhea, the goddess of fertility, this book makes the reader draw new boundary lines between reality and imagination.

Suzanne Valtsioti's tag cloud

alchemy    cosmic fantasy    dimensions    goddess    herbalist    magic    myth    reincarnation    time travel    witch