LITerally Ep. 31 - Roxanne Veletzos, "The Girl They Left Behind"
Roxanne Veletzos took us to Romania and back not only in her BESTSELLING Novel The Girl They Left Behind but also in our interview with her. She was such a great guest, teaching us more than we thought we could learn, and the book…the accolades from the media and from readers are so well deserved.
Read more about Roxanne on her website: https://www.roxanne-veletzos.com/
Roxanne Veletzos was born in Bucharest, Romania and moved to California with her family as a young teen. Already fluent in English and French, she began writing short stories about growing up in her native Eastern Europe, at first as a cathartic experience as she transitioned to a new culture. Building on her love of the written language, she obtained a bachelor’s degree in journalism and has worked as an editor, content writer and marketing manager for a number of Fortune 500 companies. Since 2012, Roxanne has been writing historical and contemporary fiction and is the author of two novels.
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