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Mike & Athena Live

Signing Event - Book Nook

Thank you to Dulce and her team of book lovers at Book Nook in lovely downtown Visalia, California for hosting me at the book signing event for Twin Destinies! Their beautiful independent bookstore was a wonderful place to share Pete and Mike’s life story and how they achieved their American dream.

The evening was especially poignant for me since Pete, Mike and their brother Harry purchased their first radio station, KGEN-AM 1370, in Tulare, about 8 miles south of Visalia. They went on to launch KBOS-FM 95 from their Tulare Studios and in 1971, put KMPH-TV 26 on-the-air from their first office/studio, located on Mooney Boulevard, in Visalia. I spoke for a few minutes about Pete and Mike, and how my father Mike wanted their life story told so that readers were inspired to achieve their own personal success. He truly believed that all people, especially young people, should set goals, work hard and persevere, regardless of negative predictions of failure, less than ideal circumstances, and even poverty (since they were the sons of poor Greek immigrants.)

It was gratifying for me to have young people in the audience come forward later after I read part of a chapter and tell me how they found Pete and Mike’s story inspiring. My father would have been so pleased to see those smiling young faces that night!

If you haven’t yet ordered your copy of Twin Destinies, feel free to contact Book Nook in Visalia to purchase your copy!
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Upcoming Book Signing Event

Kathy will be at the locally owned, independent bookstore, the Book Nook in Downtown Visalia, to sign books tomorrow, July 7, 2023, from 6-7 pm.

If you are in or near the Tulare County area, come by and say “hi.” The Book Nook is located at

114 W. Main Street, Suite 102, Visalia . To learn more about the store, go here:

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Signing Event - Clovis Book Barn

Thank you so much to everyone that came out to the Clovis Book Barn for our book signing event! We are incredibly grateful for the love and support we’ve received for the Twin Destinies launch.

We sold out of books at the store that day, but you can contact them to see if they’ve restocked or you can place an order. You can also visit the bookseller links on this website.

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Publication day, June 6th

Interview with Kathy Pappas Angelos, author of Twin Destinies

What motivated you to write Twin Destinies?

I learned to read and write at an early age. I began writing stories at around seven or eight years old. My father noticed and pulled me aside and asked me if I would one day write his and his twin brother Pete’s life stories. He showed me the filing cabinets where he saved photos, memorabilia, and the editorials and poetry he wrote. I was his firstborn child, the family’s writer, and he said that he trusted me to share Pete and Mike’s story with the world one day. I promised him that I would do so. Twin Destinies is the fulfillment of the promise I made to him so many years ago.

What’s the most interesting fact you learned during the writing and research process that you didn’t know beforehand?

I learned so much about the early days of radio, not just in California’s Central Valley but around the nation. For a very long time, radio was the voice of the American people and their communities. My father used to say that radio stations were not jukeboxes, but provided local, working people with news of their communities and local government. Pete and Mike believed that broadcasting’s primary task, at the local level, regionally, and nationally, was to be the watchdog of the government on behalf of its listeners.

What are you the most proud of about the book?

I am proud to share Pete and Mike’s story because it is the story of America. They were the sons of poor Greek immigrants who came to this country from Greece to make a better life for themselves and their children. They worked hard and inspired their children to do the same and pursue the American dream of success. Pete and Mike never listened to anyone’s predictions of failure or accepted that they couldn’t make their dreams come true. “I can’t do it” or “It can’t be done” weren’t phrases Pete and Mike ever used.

I hope Twin Destinies inspires everyone who reads it to achieve their own personal success. 

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