Surrounded by beauty, can you learn to live beautifully?
Travel marketing specialist Mark Vandermar leads an itinerant life. Elsewhere is where he calls home, so it’s no surprise when he’s called to Venice to craft the Venice Tourism Council’s new campaign to attract suddenly skittish American tourism.
Falling in love with the colorful campos and canals of Venice comes naturally but how far will he go to chase the love of the right woman?
Mark’s new life abroad unfolds against the rich history of Venice, Prague, and the Greek islands, where he encounters a cast of compelling characters that lead to life-changing consequences. The geography of his new life is marked with discovery and reinvention, but what he really seeks is to learn to live beautifully, to find a place and a person to call home.
Scott Stavrou was born in Chicago then raised in San Diego and Las Vegas before graduating from Georgetown University. Since then he has lived and worked as a writer in San Francisco, Venice, Prague and the Greek islands, where he and his wife presently call home.
Stavrou has written fiction and non-fiction for numerous publications in the U.S. and Europe. He is the author of the award-winning travel book Wasted Away, the original stage play “Picketing with Prometheus” as well as two original screenplays. He is a long time member of the International Food, Wine & Travel Writers Association and the Georgetown Entertainment & Media Alliance.
He was awarded the PEN America International Hemingway Writing Award for his short fiction “Across the Suburbs”.
In addition to writing, he serves on the Board of Advisors for Write Away Europe, where he is also a Creative Writing Instructor