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Despina Karras is an award-winning contemporary romance writer who brings both heart and humor to her stories. A wheelchair user all her life, Despina believes romance is for everyone and focuses on writing #ownvoices stories with disabled characters. She is also the founder of #PitchDis, a Twitter pitch event for disabled writers.

Despina is a self-proclaimed weather geek who holds a Bachelor of Science in Meteorology and a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies with concentration in Mass Media. She loves the outdoors (but only when it’s warm), photographing weather phenomena, coffee, astrology, and spending time with her rambunctious dog and cat.

Despina is represented by Eva Scalzo of Speilburg Literary Agency.

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