Be afraid…book two is underway!

Be afraid…book two is underway!

Be afraid. Be very afraid – book two is now in production.

Yes people, after a few months of toying around with various literary ideas and being threatened with disownment if I ever wrote a book about the family again (!) my second book is finally underway.

This time I am working on a comic re-telling of all the Greek myths and legends (with a dash of sarcasm and references to relatives thrown in…sorry, I just can’t help myself!).

The book will be available in paperback and on kindle in the not too far away foreseeable future.

For now I will leave you with a little introductory snippet, hope you all like it…

Greek mythology was one of the most interesting and exciting topics of my primary education. Of course, I was the only one in the class who knew that all the myths were in fact absolute truth. My father is the original Zeus. Known as Dimitrios the Great, he ruled the skies for thousands of years before spotting my mother, the sea nymph Suzie the Innocent and setting up home with her on Earth. He then had to find someone to stand in his place up on Mount Olympus and thus his cousin Zeus took over. Or so I’ve been told.

The word “mythos” in Greek, means “story” – it is also the brand name of one of Greece’s best beers. Never mind the Cypriot Keo, grab yourself a Mythos!

Greek mythology is essentially a collection of stories (supposedly fiction) created by the ancient Greeks back in the day when there was no TV or Internet so everyone actually spoke to each other and had to use their imagination to entertain themselves.

Despite their notably incestuous beginnings in the era of the Gods, the stories broaden their scope when mortals are introduced in the age of Heroes, and this romantic theme is continued throughout the subsequent Hellenistic epics.  

Through poetry, song, and now even film, these vivid tales of heroic deeds, of love and beauty, of teachings and punishment, of good overcoming evil and of light shining through the empty darkness, continue to entertain audiences to this day. 

And now it’s my turn to re-tell them.

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17 Comments

  1. 18th June 2014 / 9:16 am

    I’m more than afraid: simply “scared”! 🙂 😉 bonne chance & cheers, super-Kate! 🙂

  2. 9th June 2014 / 7:05 pm

    Oh congratulations! I am sure it will be a success 🙂

  3. 9th June 2014 / 1:08 pm

    It is super funny! You’ll laugh all the way. Good luck with your book!

    • 9th June 2014 / 1:02 pm

      Looks interesting! Will have to add it to my research list! Thanks Basil!

  4. MM Jaye
    9th June 2014 / 12:23 pm

    Reblogged this on MM Jaye writes… and commented:
    An original retelling of the Greek myths in the making! Was that an oxymoron? Not if the writer believes they were anything but myths!

  5. MM Jaye
    9th June 2014 / 12:15 pm

    Love love love it! Will reblog!

    • 9th June 2014 / 12:24 pm

      Thanks so much Maria!!! 🙂

  6. 9th June 2014 / 11:16 am

    Uh-oh … methinks the family’s about to be outed again … 😉

    • 9th June 2014 / 11:32 am

      Haha – this book will be different actually, only slightly offensive…!

      • 9th June 2014 / 8:18 pm

        I wish you all the luck in the world with it, Ekaterina !

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