The Rambling Writer Explores More Greek Islands, Part 8: Fabulous Rhodes!

Visiting the island of Rhodes — or Rhodos, as the Greeks translate the name — is an escape into sensual beauty. And, of course, more rich layers of history. NOTE: Since our trip last fall to Greece to research more … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Explores More Greek Islands, Part 7: Farewell to Karpathos

Although eager to catch the ferry to our next Greek island, Thor and I had to tear ourselves away from the rugged beauty and charmingly low-key villages of Karpathos. NOTE: Since our trip last fall to Greece to research more … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Explores More Greek Islands, Part 6: The Traditional Village of Olympos

Join Thor and me for another hair-raising drive up the twisting mountain roads of Karpathos Island to visit the traditional village of Olympos perched high above the sea. NOTE: Since our trip last fall to Greece to research more settings … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Explores More Greek Islands, Part 5: The Ancient Acropolis of Karpathos

With the fringes of Cyclone Zorba whipping up wind and rough surf, Thor and I climbed the ancient cliff fortress of Arkasa. And then, of course, we managed to find a sheltered cove for a swim in the brisk, clear … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Explores More Greek Islands, Part 4: Rugged Karpathos

Fleeing ahead of Cyclone Zorba before it hit Athens, Thor and I landed on this sparsely populated island of steep cliffs, gemlike coves, quaint villages… and inquisitive goats! NOTE: Since our trip last fall to Greece to research more settings … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Explores More Greek Islands, Part 1: Highlights

Join Thor and me as we go island-hopping to explore new settings for my novel-in-progress. And, of course, check out more beaches for swims in the clear blue seas! As THE ARIADNE DISCONNECT (the sequel to THE ARIADNE CONNECTION) takes … Continue reading

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Sara Stamey wins the Chanticleer Global Thriller Grand Prize!

Book View Café author Sara Stamey has received the Chanticleer Global Thriller Grand Prize for her near-future novel THE ARIADNE CONNECTION. To celebrate, she’s offering the ebook at a discount price of 99 cents during the month of May if … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Returns to Greece, Part 19: Farewell to Naxos Island

Take a last ramble around the lovely island of Naxos with Thor and me, as we vow to return to this blissful home of Ariadne and Dionysos. NOTE: Since my 4-month backpacking trip around Greece too many years ago, I … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Returns to Greece, Part 18: Naxos, Tracking the Wild Kouros

After being welcomed by the spirits of Ariadne and Dionysos to their blissful island, Thor and I set off to find the giant Kouros statues abandoned in the countryside near ancient marble quarries. NOTE: Since my 4-month backpacking trip around … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Returns to Greece, Part 17: A Voyage to Naxos, Home of Dionysos

Following the voyage of mythical Ariadne, we ply the “wine-dark sea” to the island of Naxos, where she met and married Dionysos, god of wine and ecstatic revelry. NOTE: Since my 4-month backpacking trip around Greece too many years ago, … Continue reading

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