Also known as Tina Vasilos and Freda Vasilos, Freda Vasilopoulos is a Dutch-born writer who married a Greek Canadian. Most of her early books were set in Greece, a country she knows very well from her many visits there and her familiarity with the Greek community in British Columbia. "I was tired of the way romance novels presented Greeks as macho guys with the women walking two steps behind them," she said. "Most Greek women I know wouldn't stand for that so I decided to write about real human beings who were Greek." As a writer in Clearbrook, B.C., she heard about a Vancouver romance agent back in 1982 and wrote to her saying she had several manuscripts stashed away. This agent (no longer in the business) liked one but thought she should revise the first two chapters. That manuscript was later published by Silhouette as Moon Madness by Freda Vasilos. Vasilopoulos stopped writing fiction in the late 1990s.


As Freda Vasilos:

MOON MADNESS, Silhouette Desire #231, Sept. 1985

SUMMER WINE, Silhouette Special Edition #286, Jan. 1986

As Tina Vasilos:

UNWITTING ACCOMPLICE, Harlequin Intrigue #68, June 1987

WOLF'S PREY Harlequin Intrigue #101, Nov. 1988

ECHOES ON THE WIND Harlequin Superromance #351, April 1989

PAST TENSE Harlequin Intrigue #132, Feb. 1990

BLACK NIGHT, AMBER MORNING Harlequin Superromance 467, Sept. 1991

CRY OF THE PEACOCK Harlequin Intrigue #235, July 1993

LOST INNOCENCE Harlequin Intrigue #274, May 1994

KILLING HER SOFTLY Harlequin Intrigue #341, Oct. 1995

NO WAY OUT Harlequin Intrigue #403, January 1997

NICK'S CHILD Harlequin Intrigue #463 - April 1998

IN HER LOVER'S EYES Harlequin Intrigue #532 - August 1999

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