Karen Kondazian

About me

Karen Kondazian’s debut novel, The Whip (winner of both the USA News Best Book Award/Historical Fiction, The National Indie Excellence Award/Best Western, International Book Awards/Best Western) is a former journalist and also an award winning actress. She began her acting career at the age of eight as one of the infamous children on Art Linkletter’s Children Say the Darndest Things and has distinguished herself on-stage portraying the women of Tennessee Williams, winning the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for her performance in The Rose Tattoo. Williams was so impressed by her performance, they became friends and he gave her carte blanche to produce any of his works during his lifetime. Kondazian is a lifetime member of The Actors Studio– and has guest starred in over fifty television shows and films, including James Dean with James Franco and portraying Kate Holliday in the award winning David Wolper TV movie, Showdown at the OK Corral.

From my website

Amsterdam To Rome Cruise Post #10 – ‘Valencia, Spain: The City of Oranges, Giant-eyed buildings and Paella’

Turia Fountain, located in the Plaza de la Virgen – Valencia, Spain There are parts of the ancient city of Valencia, founded as a Roman colony in 138 BC, that have a definite futuristic quality to it. As an example, Valencia houses the bizarre and fascinating City of the Arts…

Amsterdam to Rome Cruise Post #9 – ‘Rock Of Gibraltar: The City of Ferocious Macaques and the Wedding of John & Yoko’

Rock of Gibraltar from the Seven Seas Voyager cruise ship It was a day at sea on the Regent cruise ship, en route to Valencia, Spain. I awoke to a voice on the PA system alerting guests of the Rock of Gibraltar to our north. I opened the curtains and…

Amsterdam to Rome Cruise Post #8 – ‘Lisbon, Portugal: The City of Light, Art and Egg Tart Pastries’

Karen overlooking Lisbon with Tagus River in background Known as “the white city” because of its clear light and beach-worthy climate, Lisbon is spread over a string of seven hills north of the Tagus River. With its switchback streets and alleyways, pastel-colored houses with laundry hung out to dry, black-and-white…

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