Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I am a family law attorney and divorce coach. I run two companies – Sarantakis Law Group, Ltd. (my law firm) and Adrikos, LLC (my coaching practice). I have written two books. When I’m not working, I enjoy trying new restaurants. Especially, if they are dog-friendly. My German Shepard, Athena, tends to accompany me everywhere.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
The title of my book is “How to Divorce a Narcissist and Win”. In my law practice, I frequently encounter victims of narcissistic abuse. It was unfortunate to see how many spouses still felt powerless to their abuser, even after that person was no longer in their life. I wanted to show people that even if they had been subjected to a narcissist’s manipulation, they could take their power back. It’s about shifting one’s mindset.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I don’t know about unusual, but I tend to write very late in the evening. I’m not sure if I’ve ever written anything meaningful before midnight.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
I love the 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene. It’s a provocative and prolific assessment of human psychology and sociology.
What are you working on now?
My day job as a lawyer keeps me pretty busy.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I don’t believe the success of a book is incumbent on any one particular action or resource. It’s the culmination of years worth of networking and credibility in the aggregate that come together to make a book successful. You need have to build an authentic reputation in your community and subject matter, so that when your book is finally released, the excitement will be organic and sustainable.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Invest in your book. It’s a reflection of you. You need to spend the time and money necessary to ensure the quality of the product that you are putting out there. It’s tempting to think that you can do it all yourself or be in hurry to make it public. Resist the urge to rush the process.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Never take anyone else’s advice.
What are you reading now?
Case law on the division of marital property for a case that I have in court tomorrow morning.
What’s next for you as a writer?
I’m not sure. We will see when inspiration strikes.
What is your favorite book of all time?