I love the Greek Islands. Who doesn’t? My favorites are the Ionian Islands. They get more annual rainfall and are much greener, more luxuriant, than other Mediterranean isles. Kefalonia is so nice – you just know it has to be the location for your first novel.
In 1953, a 7.6 earthquake devastated the Greek Island of Kefalonia. A few buildings in the north survived but the capital, Argostoli, was flattened. With the economy in ruin, the majority of the population were forcibly evacuated, ending up scattered throughout the world. One hundred and twenty-five thousand people lived on Kefalonia before the disaster, less than twenty-five thousand live there today.
Having been away from Kefalonia for about 5 months, THE MAGIC IN THE RECEIVER made me so, so painfully homesick. Not only is the book packed with powerful characters and captivating and intermingling story lines, but it bursts at the seams with the colors, scents and aromas of Kefalonia.