BIOGRAPHY

Panos Sakelis, pen name of Panos Sakellariades, is a Greek writer of supernatural fiction, suspense, science fiction, fantasy and theatrical plays.

From a young age he was drown to literature, history and politics and spent most of his time studying metaphysics and philosophy. His early works consist of poems and theatrical documents, while in the most resent years he is dedicated in the writing of fiction novels.

Panos Sakelis was born in Athens, Greece, and grew up as the eldest of three children. At the age of ten, his family moved to Thessaloniki where he attended and graduated from Anatolia American College. Although as a teenager, he dreamed of becoming an actor after his family guidance (and persistence) he decided to follow a military career and attended the Hellenic Naval Academy where he graduated as an Engineer Officer.

He served as an officer in the Hellenic Navy for twenty five years, twelve of which where aboard various kind of war ships, including a submarine. In the early 90s he resigned from the navy and pursued a successful career as a manager in the newly established telecommunications company of Vodafone where he eventually retired after 20yrs. All these years he continued writing theatrical plays, novels and translating esoteric books.

For the last ten years he works as an author in Greece publishing his books worldwide, both in paperback and e-book format, mainly through Amazon, Orange Fox books, Smashwords, Barnes & Noble, Kobo etc.

He is married to Eri Giannakopoulou, and has two daughters from his first marriage, Mandy and Valia. He spents half of the year with his wife in Athens and the other half in their country house in Parnassus Mountain in central Greece.

His life motto is the quote by William Jennings Bryan:

“Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice!”

Enjoying time out
With his wife, Eri
With daughters, Mandy and Valia
The country house in Parnassus
As Navy Officer