Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I always remember myself writing. Formerly on pencil paper and now on the computer. And the more I write, the more inspiration and imagination I have.
My involvement with children from a young age until now as a mother has led me to constantly educate myself. So after school and after the experience of motherhood, seminars on personal development and promoting children’s mental health are often for me.
This helps me write better, more comprehensibly for children and always offer a moral lesson, without tiring the reader, no matter what age he belongs. My first book with 12 magical fairy tales is: “The fairyland”. The second with 5 unique stories is called: “The truth in fairy tales”
However, my fairy tales do not stop there. I have written many more that are patiently waiting to be published and for the world to know.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
The title of my latest book is: “The truth in fairy tales”. This title came from the thought that every fairy tale, while we know it is something fantastic – not true, has a truth to tell us. A message that hides a teaching that usually becomes our guardian and guide in life.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
No, I write naturally, that is, effortlessly. All I want is for them to be understood and loved by the reader.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
When I was little I loved the writing of Grigoris Xenopoulos. After that, I loved Kazantzakis the most. Today I read books on psychology and personal development, by Wayne Dyer, Robin Sharma, Paulo Coelho, Irvin Gialom and others. This is because I believe that the more you cultivate yourself, the better what you will offer, first to the people around you and then to the rest of the world.
What are you working on now?
I write new fairy tales when I have inspiration, and I have taken up a permanent column in the local newspaper: “The Voice of Salamis”, with topics about the child, the family and the book.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I can not have an opinion, because I know very little about methods and sites. I prefer to leave these in the hands of experts.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Yes, to always follow the voice within them. To write a lot, to believe in themselves and no matter what happens to continue, never give up!
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Try it, you will succeed!
What are you reading now?
About every month, I finish a book. But now I have started a book that I believe will last me a long time. This is: “The power and wealth of the adolescent brain.” I need it a lot, because I’m dealing with two teenagers at home, my children.
What’s next for you as a writer?
Definitely to continue my education and to publish all my fairy tales.
If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and allowed to take 3 or 4 books with you what books would you bring?
Your Holy Self, by Wayne Dyer
Secret Odyssey, by Julia Pitsouli
The power of now, by Eckhart Tolle
Let me tell you a story, by Horhe Boukai
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