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An Epic Novel of Troy and a Woman’s Triumphant Valor, ‘Andromakhe’, written by the best seller author ‘Kristina O'Donnelly’, won 1st Place, Historical Fiction, POW! Award for '06-'07. Furthermore Ms O’Donnelly won the ‘Most Valueble Person’ award in People’s Choice Category of POW!Kristina O’Donnelly was born in Rome and grew up in Istanbul, Turkey. Growing up in Istanbul, in the 1960s, Kristina fell in love with Turkey and her gallant people. She was a child film-star and later a poet and a journalist and published a daily column in the major Istanbul daily. A die-hard romantic and idealist, truly imbued with a can-do, will-do spirit, she strived, to the best of her abilities, to champion the rights of the down-trodden. Kristina O’Donnelly moved to New York after ending her unfortunate marriage. In time she moved up to be employed for the New York Daily News as an advertising rep., and then trailblazed as a newspaper union officer (The Newspaper Guild of America). Not surprisingly, her experiences in this electric environment inspired her to write the contemporary novel, Ride the Eagle (originally published by Worldwide Library; 2nd publishing by Rose International Publishing House). Readers called this novel "... a piece of Americana and a celebration of idealism." Ride the Eagle was sold in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, England, Spain, and Australia. (In May of 2003, Ride the Eagle, retitled as Sevgili Dusmanim (Beloved Enemy) was published in Turkey, by Epsilon Publishing House.) She continued to write for two internationally published newspapers, as well as freelance as a magazine editor and book reviewer. The opening chapter of another novel, titled Children of the Eagle, about present day Albania/Kosova, was serialized in two newspapers, The Turkish Times, published in Washington D.C. and read worldwide, and Illyria, published in New York City, N.Y., also read worldwide. Revamped, revised and re-titled as Terra Dolorosa, it is awaiting the day Kristina will be (emotionally) strong enough to tackle it to completion. To date , Kristina has published eight novels, six of which are centered on Turkey.


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Trojan Enchantment in the Press: 2005



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