Costa Koutsoutis


Constantine Koutsoutis, also called Costa, is a writer and occasional cartoonist who lives and works in New York City. A writer since he was little, he's been doing fiction, nonfiction, comics (as writer and artist), essays, zines, blogs, "real" journalism, and even web content stuff since college. Besides writing, he also teaches composition and English literature.

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Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
I was a kid and it's embarrassing stuff I've worked intensely hard to erase from existence. Seriously, I must have been between 11 and 13, it's so bad.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
Probably 3/4 of my life has been spent in New York City. I was born here and it is, as cheeseball as it sounds, a big part of me. I don't think it influences my writing that much, but it probably depends on my mood honestly and what I'm working on.
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Where to find Costa Koutsoutis online


Save Changes
Price: Free! Words: 8,250. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Proofreader and researcher-for-hire Lee Kaporis put on a shirt that wasn’t his, and it sends him around looking for a girl with a nose ring that probably doesn’t want to be found. There’s more to the story than returning a piece of jewelry she may or may not have pawned though, and he might have gotten in over his head.
Breathing Ghosts
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,620. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
"Breathing Ghosts" is a collection of unique and different ghost stories from writer Costa Koutsoutis. Ghosts and the unknown play a part in all of these stories, from comforting spirits to horrific forms that we cannot name.
The Follower
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,750. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Lyle Kinane is a freelance operator, a finder, an agent for hire. One of the best, a job-gone-bad over a package leaves him cut loose in New York City in the middle of his lifelong anxiety attack disorder at its worst and a headful of questions. But he's determined to get back in the game and get his life back, no matter what.
Carrion At The Door
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,640. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
"Carrion At The Door" is a collection of subtle horror and modern-noir crime short stories by Costa Koutsoutis. Unspeakable inhuman terrors under the bed. The actions of desperate people in desperate situations. The terror in the night from the shadows...or the unseen threat of your next-door neighbor.
A Flash Of Doom
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,700. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Unspeakable horror. Magics most foul. The darkness of evil wings. Sir Ian Quarry, mystical wizard extra-ordinaire of Great Britain, has faced them all and won. "A Flash Of Doom" is the best of Quarry's adventures collected for the first time.
Running The Train...and Other Stories
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,830. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Meet P.I. and part-time bondsman Ben Miles. He's not the best investigator, or the toughest, or even the most competent. But somehow he manages to get the job done, even when he's in way over his head. "Running The Train...and Other Stories" is an all-new collection of the Ben Miles Stories "Mob," "Old Dogs," "Fireflies," "Cul de Sac," and "Running The Train."

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