D.J. Niko is the pseudonym for Daphne Nikolopoulos, a journalist, author, editor, and self-proclaimed modern nomad who has spent the better part of two decades traveling the world. As a former travel writer and zealous adventurer, she has visited remote spots on six continents, many of which have inspired her novels. She has a particular passion for deserts and the nomadic way of life and has spent time among various tribes in Africa and Asia.
The Tenth Saint is her debut novel in The Sarah Weston Chronicles series of archaeological thrillers. It won the Gold Medal for popular fiction in the 2012 Florida Book Awards, a juried competition seeking to identify the best literary works in the state. Her second novel, The Riddle of Solomon, will be released July 1, 2013.
Daphne was born and raised in Athens, Greece, and moved to the U.S. when she was in middle school. Though English was not her native language, she became an award-winning writer and influential editor. She is editor in chief of Palm Beach Illustrated, a highly respected regional magazine, and editorial director of Palm Beach Media Group.
She resides in South Florida with her family.
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