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Welcome to the new effieorfanides.com!

The craziest thing about being a writer, I think, is finding time to write things for pleasure. You know, like a book… or a blog. If you know me, you probably know that I barely stop. I am writing all day, every day, yes, even on Christmas. So when I was asked to put together a blog for my new website (squee! I’m getting there, I’m getting there!), I really had to sit myself down with all of my alerts on silent just to get it done. And to think, this is how I got started.

A simple blog about a not-so-simple boy got me started on this amazing adventure. As I sit here and think back over the past five years, I can’t help but realize just how blessed my life has been. I have met some amazing people — quite a few who I now call my friends. I’ve been able to make enough money to do this full time, and I get to do something that I absolutely love. Every. Single. Day.

To say that I am thankful is an understatement. Bringing the news — good and bad — to millions of people a week… it’s really just surreal. The fact that people like what I have to say (most of the time)? That’s an awesome feeling.

And with that, I want to welcome you (finally) to my new website! Oh, isn’t she pretty? My poor website guy (Hi Jeff!) has had to deal with my back and forth and up and down… but this is my mind… it’s how I operate all the time. I’m a writer after all.

For the first time in my life, I feel like I’ve finally made it… and I’m so thrilled to be able to share this moment with all of you!