E.J. Russell


E.J. Russell was born in Salisbury, England, daughter of BBC World News reader and painter Christopher Russell and granddaughter of Scottish painter Robert Russell. Her family moved to Greece when she was just two weeks old and she was baptized there.
She was fortunate enough to enjoy both the stunning natural beauty of Greece and a first class education back in Sevenoaks, England.
She went on to study BA English and Art History at Manchester University and then MA Publishing at Plymouth University.

She has travelled through Europe, Asia and America, doing all kinds of work, everything from contract work with the BBC, glass collecting in bars and even at one point, working for the now notorious Madoff company in Mayfair, London.

Writing and poetry are a way of life, film scripts being a current interest.

Her debut novel "Return to the Aegean" set on the Greek islands is a work close to her heart. She hopes that the rich images it provokes will encourage people to visit the islands and sustain tourism in a respectful way, in terms of increasing awareness of the culture, beliefs, history, the agricultural products available and also to encourage preservation of the beautiful natural environment.

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Smashwords book reviews by E.J. Russell

  • Rhythm in Blue on March 04, 2011
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    A really evocative book, summoning up the atmosphere of a Greek island perfectly and the attraction between two very different people. The scenes stay with you, as well as hope.