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​Gela Kalaitzidis is from Stockholm Sweden, where she worked as a web designer and CD-ROM illustrator. After 25 years of freezing cold winters Gela moved to California to work as a digital artist for Hollywood blockbuster movies.

Gela has by now made Robert Downey Jr. fly, Brad Pitt age backwards, sank Johnny Depp in numerous pirate ships and exploded just about everything on screen. The stories of Gela Kalaitizidis’ are inspired by these adventures, but with way fewer things blowing-up!

Gela now lives in Venice Beach with three children under the age of 14, a Greek husband, two cats, a hamster and an endless amount of tales to share.

Gela is represented by Deborah Warren @ East West Literary Agency

Gela is an active member of SCBWI and the 12x12 challenge.


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