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 #6 – La Coruña, Spain: The City of the Tower of Hercules Near the End of the Earth

Palacio Municipal, located in the Plaza de Maria Pita – La Coruña, Spain It was a rainy, overcast day as we walked through the ancient cobblestoned streets of historic La Coruña – one of Spain’s busiest ports. We passed unusual Celtic monoliths on our way to the remarkable Tower of Hercules,…

Amsterdam to Rome Cruise Post #5 – Bilbao, Spain: The City of Guggenheim

Bilbao, Spain skyline On June 15th, 1300, Don Diego Lopez de Haro V, Lord of Biscay, founded the Basque city of Bilbao. Seven hundred and fourteen years later, Bilbao encompasses almost 1 million inhabitants, nearly half the total population of the Basque Country and the fourth-largest urban population in Spain.…

Amsterdam to Rome Cruise Post #4 – Le Verdon & Bordeaux: The City of Wine and Guillotines

Plantation-style home on winery grounds – Le Verdon, France On a unseasonably sunny October day, we visited the Chateau Marquis de Terme vineyards and their winery, housed in ‘plantation’ architecture. We also toured their cellars and sampled some of their best wines. Following our ‘tasting of the vines,’ we headed…

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