Bostonian Effie Orfanides began her writing journey at the tender age of 12. With the encouragement of family, friends, and teachers, she discovered a knack for storytelling and organizing thoughts on paper. Her quest soon morphed into becoming the best in her craft. That drive would continue through her years in college. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Massachusetts in 2006 with a major in English and a minor in Philosophy.
Effie never envisioned writing for a living, but her path in writing and journalism was set. Daily, she made journal entries and captured her creative thoughts on paper. Along the way, she published a number of poems and studied literary luminaries like Poe, Chaucer, and Shakespeare.
And after graduating from UMass, the magic happened: “Legendary Heartbreak,” a blog Effie penned, attracted a loyal following. Like it or not, she was now firmly seated into what she was born to do.
Effie was offered her first writing position on Examiner.com in February 2009. Since then, she has surfed the internet waves.
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