By Nikos Ligidakis
The Heroes of My Thoughts is an esoteric view of the author on the effects of the parent/child relationship. It is about heroes that change our lives and inspire us to be the best that we can be. This is an important book to help construct and strengthen healthy relationships within the family, as well as to understand the problematic behaviors of the young when they have been denied the true love of their parents. Most importantly, this book strongly emphasizes that child abuse has no place in our society.
About the Author
2003 Award Winner For Published Non-Fiction–Arizona Author’s Association for The Last Mission. News Release
Award winning author, Nikos Ligidakis, born and raised in Greece, came to America in 1969 at the age of 24.
While serving in the Greek military, amid civil unrest in his country in April 1967, he made the courageous decision to oppose the ruling junta at the risk of personal safety. After emigrating to America, he began to write with clarity and passion in a voice for people everywhere who find themselves called to join in the eternal struggle for life and freedom.
In his popular book, “The Heroes of My Thoughts”, Ligidakis wrote a warm and loving tribute to his lifelong heroes…his parents. The book became the genesis for the “Children’s Pen Foundation,” a non-profit educational program founded by Nikos in 2001 to inspire 6th and 7th graders to develop writing skills by composing short stories and poetry with the common theme: “What kind of hero does our world need today?”
Today, Nikos devotes his life to coaching first-time authors to write and publish their books. His publishing company, Inkwell Productions, has attracted numerous new and published authors and is rapidly becoming an influence in changing the traditional face of publishing.
Ligidakis lives in Scottsdale, Arizona and has three children and five grandchildren.