Author Talk: The Onassis Women (Virtual)

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At age seventeen, Kiki Feroudi was offered a job that would change her life -- working for the most renowned man in Greece, Aristotle Onassis. Now she relates the details of his marriage to Jacqueline Kennedy; his travels with his mistress Maria Callas; and the turbulent lives of his children, Alexander and Christina, in a compelling, compassionate glimpse into their private, privileged -- and often painful -- lives...

Author Phyllis Karas was satisfied with her literary career for 20 years. As a writer of young adult novels for Avon Books, Ms. Karas had a large, enthusiastic audience for whom she wrote humorous books that always had a serious subject woven into the humor. Phyllis even managed to write one adult novel, A Life Worth Fiction, as well as numerous magazine and newspaper pieces. When she wasn’t writing, Phyllis Karas was teaching writing at Boston University School of Journalism, where she is an adjunct professor. Along the way, she garnered a few writing awards, including the New England Press Association’s award for the Best Feature Story for a four part series of teenage pregnancy, and the Simon Rockower Award for Excellence in Feature Writing for an article in Moment Magazine about kosher slaughter. Karas also wrote a regular column for the Boston Herald entitled “Living the Life: Wit, Wisdom, and Woe”. All in all, it was a pretty professionally satisfying life for Phyllis Karas.