Where did you get the idea for your most recent book?
Dimitri Sarantis: As I mentioned above, from a personal experience. That was a fraction of the book though, but it was the starting point.
How do you get inspired to write?
Dimitri Sarantis: The basis of the story, the facts from fiction based on facts was a personal story of mine. The rest was my vivid imagination gone wild.
What are you currently working on?
Dimitri Sarantis: A Romance suspense novel, on the long side: "Deep Blue Eyes on the Greek Isles": Paul, a handsome young Greek business executive guides Sophie, a younger ethereal beauty of a Greek Goddess, in her Harvard Business School application. They are interested in one another. However, so many questions arise. Will they date, as Sophie has had a steady boyfriend for six years, Robert, and even worse as Paul still has a mad crush on his former girlfriend at Harvard, Wendy? Will they fall in love, will he ask her to marry him and will their marriage ever take place, if at all? This passionately romantic written novel is also definitely a suspense mystery thriller as there are so many threatening plots against their relationship. Robert and Wendy, Sophie’s and Paul’s mothers, and many other people each separately and for their own specific reasons actively plot to blow everything up. Even Alice, Sophie’s sexy-bombshell twin sister wants to “share” Paul. But will she succeed? Paul is so tempted, interested…
What’s your advice for aspiring writers?
Dimitri Sarantis: Keep by the rules my editors taught me. I might write a booklet on the subject.
What’s the best thing about being a writer?
Dimitri Sarantis: The feeling that your story, thoughts and writing ability (?) will be shared by many (?) people.
How do you deal with writer’s block?
Dimitri Sarantis: Well, it wasn't exactly writer's block, in my opinion. 3 years ago I gave up halfway through correcting my editor's remarks. I gave up on the whole book. Then last May, I had to work from home and had ample time. I want back to the book, which tires me immensely, but otherwise I would have gone crazy.