Today I’ve got Patricia Kiyono as my Astraea Press guest. So let’s give her a warm welcome as she talks about her newest story.
I am so excited about my third novella, which is now available at Astraea Press, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble. It takes place in Greece, on the beautiful island of Paros. I had the pleasure of staying on this island during the summer of 2008 and was fascinated by the beauty as well as the history of the country. My friend and I shopped in tiny shops lining ancient stone streets, and soaked in the sunshine on pristine white beaches. We listened to traditional Greek music and enjoyed tasty dishes prepared with fresh vegetables and savory spices. And then I came home and started writing.
This story is a bit of a departure for me. I’ve always loved both contemporary and historical fiction but this story takes place in the present and has a character who “lives” in the past. She studies it through the artifacts she uncovers. Francie is an archaeologist who looks for items left behind by the people in ancient civilizations.
Sometimes I wonder what people in the future will find from our lives. What will they derive about us? If my home were to be uncovered by future archaeologists, would they understand anything about our way of life, our goals, our habits? In my house there are lots of books and magazines. There are lots of CDs and a few DVDs. Right now I have tons of fabric and assorted craft projects. And pictures. Lots and lots of pictures. They’re in frames and scrapbooks, and I’ve got boxes of them that I don’t know if I’ll ever get around to doing something with. What kind of conclusion would they draw about me?
I’m hoping that future generations will find that I’m a romantic at heart and a family centered person who has more ambition than time.
Blurb for Aegean Intrigue:
Someone has been stealing priceless Greek artifacts and it’s Alex Leonidis’ job to uncover the thief. His prime suspect is beautiful archaeological graduate student, Francie Vasileiou. His plan is to join in an archaeological dig and catch her in the act. All he has to do is keep his mind on his job, and not on the way his lovely suspect warms his heart. He’s learned the hard way not to trust fragile-looking women who seem to need his help.
Francie wants to get her PhD and become an archaeologist, like her famous father. The sudden invitation to participate in a dig on the beautiful Greek island of Paros is a wonderful opportunity. She has no time for distractions like Alex, the handsome Project Director. Experience has taught her to stay clear of handsome, charismatic Greek men. On the shores of the Aegean Sea, Alex and Francie work together, searching for treasures from Greece’s past. While pursuing their goals, they discover some of the truths they had believed to be carved in stone may have been flawed.