Saturday, February 1, 2014

"When The Cypress Whispers" Written by Yvette Manessis Corporon

I use Grammarly's plagiarism checker because nobody likes copy-cats and a well written article or book is not as fun with grammar errors.

The weather has been getting better with less rain here in Vancouver, but it is still cold outside to do much activities. If you enjoy reading, it's the best time to snuggle up in your comfy couch (or bed) with a really great novel. Love a good read? A new book called "When The Cypress Whispers" is being released this April 2014 by Harper Collins written by author Yvette Manessis Corporon. The book has already been receiving advanced praise from New York Times bestselling authors like Emily Giffin and it's been sold in nearly a dozen countries and counting!


When the Cypress Whispers is the story of a young woman named Daphne and the deep and magical bond she shares with her Greek grandmother, her Yia-yia.

On a beautiful Greek island, myths, magic, and a colorful cast of characters come together in When the Cypress Whispers, Yvette Manessis Corporon's lushly atmospheric story about past and present, family and fate, love and dreams that poignantly captures the deep bond between an American woman and her Greek grandmother.

The daughter of Greek immigrants, Daphne aspires to the American Dream, yet feels as if she's been sleepwalking through life. Caught between her family's old-world traditions and the demands of a modern career, she cannot seem to find her place.

Only her beloved grandmother on Erikousa, a magical island off the coast of Greece, knows her heart. Daphne's fondest memories are of times spent in the kitchen with Yia-yia, cooking and learning about the ancient myths. It was the thought of Yia-yia that consoled Daphne in the wake of her husband's unexpected death.

After years of struggling to raise her child and pay the bills, Daphne now has a successful restaurant, a growing reputation as a chef, and a wealthy fiance--everything she's ever wanted. But across the ocean, Yia-yia can see through the storybook perfection of Daphne's new life-- and now she is calling her back to Erikousa. She has secrets about the past to share with her granddaughter-- stories from the war, of loyalty and bravery in the face of death. She also has one last lesson to teach her: that security is not love, and that her life can be filled with meaning again.


Yvette Manessis Corporon is an Emmy Award winning writer, producer and author. She is currently 0a Senior Producer with the syndicated entertainment news show, EXTRA. With degrees in Classical Civilizations and Journalism from NYU, this daughter of Greek immigrants studied both of her passions. Now, Yvette's love for her heritage and her writing have come together again in her debut novel, WHEN THE CYPRESS WHISPERS.

In addition to her Emmy Award, Yvette has received several Emmy nominations, a Silurian Award for Excellence in Journalism and The New York City Comptroller and City Council's Award for Greek Heritage and Culture.

Yvette is married to award winning photojournalist, David Corporon. They have 2 children and live in New York. She spends her spare time running, cooking and teaching her children the occasional naughty Greek word in an effort to get them to speak the language.

BOOK TOUR: Below is a list of public events and singing to promote Yvette's debut novel,  "When The Cypress Whispers".

Tuesday, April 01, 2014 at 7:00 PM
2289 Broadway New York, NY 10024

Thursday, April 03, 2014 at 7:00 PM
768 Boston Post Rd Madison, CT 06443

Sunday, April 06, 2014 at 2:00 PM
280 Broome ST New York, NY 10002

Friday, May 02, 2014 at 7:00 PM
1 Mohegan Sun BLVD Uncasville, CT 06382

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