Daphne Yakinthou


Daphne Tzamali “Yakinthou” was born in Athens in 1981. From a very young age she showed an active imagination and loved creating stories that offered her the chance to give life to colorful characters embarking on exciting adventures. At the age of thirteen she wrote her first book, taught herself how to draw, while taking at the same time singing lessons to become an opera singer.
At the age of twenty five she wrote and illustrated her first epic adventure for young people and decided to pursue a writing career. At 2012 she publishes with Ocelotos Editions “Astrozacharenia istoria”, the tale of the starsugary Ballerina and the clown Babolino and a year later “Grumpy’s lesson”, another story targeted at the same age group. She has also published many e-books in greek. Among them are the stories “I want to be a prince” “Dewdrop’s child”, “The crystal knight, “The blessed prince”, “The queen of lightning” and many more. She has also published with Fylatos Editions the e-book “The tale of the white harlequin”.
Daphne Tzamali, pseudonym “Yakinthou”, is a member of the greek IBBY – International Board on Books for Young people.
Today she is dividing her time between all her different artistic activities and her beloved pets. She is still living in Athens.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in sunny Athens. I think growing up in Greece gives a writer a lot of incentives to create books that do not just tell an interesting story, but books that also help the reader travel to other worlds and meet colorful characters and figures that will remain with him as cherished friends and companions for a lifetime. If you come to think about it, it’s not a small thing to be able to walk where the great philosophers and the ancient poets had once walked. Just the thought of it has one’s creative juices flowing.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The journey of writing is indeed an exciting and magical one. I think that writing for me is first and foremost the chance to experience the magic of another Cosmos, where the rules we learn as children to abide by, don’t apply. But what is special and unique in this escape from the limitations of everyday life is that you can share this freedom with other people. People coming from different backgrounds with all sorts of personal experiences.
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Το Μεγάλο Και Θαυμαστό Ταξίδι Του Άστρου
Ένα Άστρο με τη μορφή νεαρού αγοριού πέφτει στη γή σε ένα δάσος γεμάτο θαύματα και μαγεία. Όταν ελευθερώνει το τρομερό κόκκινο τρολ, ξεκινά μια αναζήτηση για έναν μαγικό κρύσταλλο που θα τον βοηθήσει να διορθώσει το λάθος του. Ακολουθήστε το φωτεινό αγόρι σε μια επική αναζήτηση σε πέντε φανταστικούς και ολότελα διαφορετικούς κόσμους!


Mindless Brain
Price: Free! Words: 4,460. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2021. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Theology, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Religious philosophy
What is the mind? We undoubtedly realize that our brain is a biological machine, but what is the connection between mind and brain? Can the brain exist without the mind? And more importantly, can the mind exist without the brain? These questions will be the main focus of this essay. So let's dive in.
The White Harlequin
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,550. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Fairy tales, Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
Brave travelers beware , Dreamglow, the amazing swan ship, sets off for the land of dreams, The journey may prove perilous, the waters are treacherous and filled with hidden danger . The white Harlequin, with his eternal candle glowing brightly on his hat seeks a way to bring back to the stars their glorious light. Mabia the undead fairy will not surrender easily.
The New Eden
Price: Free! Words: 4,580. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2020. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Religious philosophy, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Metaphysics
As Christians, we are well acquainted with the concept of sin. Sin is more than a wrongful action. Sin can exist as intent or even an emotion within us, misdirecting our existence and leading us to forfeit our natural goodness without realizing it. One cannot help but wonder by what criteria man is judged before God.
Frolbin Lucky Benny
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 280. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » Comics, Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Pirates
Old Farmer Benny thinks he is unlucky, because, well, he is stinking poor . On top of that, he has mortymer an oaphish bulky peasant bullying him, trying to steal his farm. Frolbin, the house elf, however has no intention of letting him have his way . With his elf-magic he sets off to defend his master and the rest of his family and give mortymer a good lesson .
Children the Keepers of Godly Essence
Price: Free! Words: 2,160. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2020. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Essays, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Religious philosophy
In the new testament, there are many important but spiritually neglected passages, where our Lord the Christ mentions children and, constantly, the central message of those passages or verses is about the indispensable part children have in the Kingdom of God.
A Rational and Spiritual View on the Eucharist
Price: Free! Words: 2,790. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2020. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Religious philosophy, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Spiritual awakening
Since the Great Reformation, the subject of the sacraments in the orthodox, catholic and protestant dogmas of Christianity has been a cause of some debate among theologians. This essay, however, will be mostly concentrated on something specific: the Great Sacrament of the Eucharist, the turning of bread and wine to body and blood of Christ.
Christianity And Reincarnation
Price: Free! Words: 1,500. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2020. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Religious philosophy, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Theology
In this analysis, we will attempt to examine the idea of reincarnation in relation to the traditional Christian perspective of the extremes hell and heaven, good and evil,
The Power Of The Lord
Price: Free! Words: 5,970. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Religious philosophy, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Religious philosophy
In this piece I would like to address the subject of the spiritual trials I know every child of God faces, the slow corroding poison of doubt eating slowly at our faith and the cowardly and wicked attacks of the enemy meant to steal away our determination and true desire to serve our glorious, kind and just heavenly Father.
The Divine Trial
Price: Free! Words: 3,180. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christianity, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Religious philosophy
We often think of our Divine Father as the ultimate judge and that is in a sense accurate. But, if there is a judge, there is need for a prosecutor, an accuser so to speak of all our lives and a defender, someone who forgives our trespasses and presents us to the Father under a benevolent, lenient light.
The Heavenly Kingdom
Price: Free! Words: 2,640. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Spiritual awakening, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Metaphysics
Surely through the centuries there have been many vivid depictions of the afterlife especially regarding the more infernal aspects of it. By now everyone can adequately describe hell and its many torments. However, there has been little to no attempt to describe the gifts of the Heavenly Kingdom and its many delights.
The Divine Spark
Price: Free! Words: 2,800. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Spiritual awakening, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Metaphysics
Discover the omnipotent God-spark dormant in you and transform your whole world into a magical wonderland of everlasting joy and pleasure!
The Lord of This World
Price: Free! Words: 2,360. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christianity, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Metaphysics
In Mathew 4 -8 We see the evil spirit offering to the Son of God all the kingdoms and the power of this world. In that important passage the truth of this world is revealed clearly.
The Person of God - Who Is He Anyway
Price: Free! Words: 2,680. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Biblical Commentary / General, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Metaphysics
Is God the Father a person or a universal force or energy of some kind? Does he have defining characteristics, emotions and character or is he a boundless force containing everything? Does he have a code of ethics or is he above all human constructs of morality? Does he get angry, sad or happy or is he beyond human emotions and experiences?
A Brief Talk about Atheism, Faith and Simple Reasoning
Price: Free! Words: 2,460. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christian Life / Spiritual Growth, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Contemporary philosophy
In this short piece I’ll try to put an order to the mess and see where we are currently standing in relation to the objective truth, where logic stops and fantasy begins, in a hope to bring some some order to the chaos of modern complex labyrinths of contradicting evidence and subjective views.
On Free Will, God’s Design, Predestination and Grace
Price: Free! Words: 2,400. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christian Life / Spiritual Growth, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Contemporary philosophy
The question is simple. How can God be all knowing, benevolent and omnipotent and yet evil on this earth to exhibit such a powerful presence in all our lives. Why don’t we live in a perfect world without injustice, poverty, death and abuse of the innocent?
The Choice Between Morality and Goodness
Price: Free! Words: 2,510. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Ethics & moral philosophy
Some of us, maybe the vast majority of people, regardless of our religious practices or philosophical outlook on life, consider the words morality and goodness as synonyms, signifying the same basic concept. However, that’s a wholly inaccurate assessment of the two words that, in a sense, are more contradictory to one another than what one would expect.
What If Both Creationists And Atheists Evolutionists Are Wrong
Price: Free! Words: 3,100. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Contemporary philosophy
I think we all have caught ourselves at one point or another listening to one or more debates between a creationist and an evolutionist. We may have heard religious scientists like the famed mathematician John Lennox and the known atheist and renowned scientist Richard Dawkins. Most of us have been conditioned to believe it can be either the one or the other. But what if both sides are wrong ?
Το Μεγάλο Και Θαυμαστό Ταξίδι Του Άστρου- Κουκαμπούρια
Series: Το Μεγάλο Και Θαυμαστό Ταξίδι Του Άστρου. Price: Free! Words: 107,360. Language: Greek. Published: April 2, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Η τελευταία περιπέτεια του Άστρου στην τρελή Κουκαμπούρια έρχεται να ανατρέψει τη συνήθεια και τη λογική και να μας βυθίσει σε μια θάλασσα σουρεαλιστικής φαντασίας.
Έντνα-Πώς Να Εκπαιδεύσετε Μια Κακιά Μάγισσα- Μέρος 2ο
Price: Free! Words: 54,450. Language: Greek. Published: December 25, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
Στο δεύτερο μέρος της ιστορίας η Έντνα θα έρθει αντιμέτωπη με την παλιά της ζωή. Είναι άραγε, αλήθεια, τόσο εύκολο να αλλάξει ζωή κάποιος που πάντοτε ήταν κακός;
Έντνα -Πώς Να Εκπαιδεύσετε Μια Κακιά Μάγισσα-Μερος 1ο
You set the price! Words: 53,090. Language: Greek. Published: December 22, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
Η Έντνα Γουόρτ δεν είναι μια οποιαδήποτε μάγισσα. Είναι η πιο κακιά και μοχθηρή μάγισσα της Γαγγλίας κι έχει για χόμπι της να σκαρώνει απαίσια κόλπα σε διάφορα ανυποψίαστα θύματα της μαγικής της ιδιοφυίας. Όταν θα γνωρίσει τον Τζον, τη Σούζαν και τον Χάρι, τρία υπέροχα ορφανά αδέρφια, αυτά θα την πείσουν να βάλει το πιο παράξενο και απρόσμενο στοίχημα.
Το Μεγάλο Και Θαυμαστό Ταξίδι Του Άστρου- Έλιδους
Series: Το Μεγάλο Και Θαυμαστό Ταξίδι Του Άστρου. Price: Free! Words: 40,570. Language: Greek. Published: November 21, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Η τέταρτη περιπέτεια του Άστρου στον πλανήτη Έλιδους μας ταξιδεύει σε ένα τρομακτικό, εξωγήινο κόσμο, όπου απόλυτος κυρίαρχος είναι ένας τυραννικός αυτοκράτορας μαριονέτα ενός σατανικού κρυστάλλου, περιτριγυρισμένος από διεφθαρμένους αυλικούς. Προηγμένη τεχνολογία σε συνδυασμό με μια μεσαιωνική σκοτεινή ατμόσφαιρα δένει το παρελθόν με το μέλλον σε μια περιπέτεια που θα σας μείνει αξέχαστη.
Το Μεγάλο Και Θαυμαστό Ταξίδι Του Άστρου- Εζιρλάνδη
Series: Το Μεγάλο Και Θαυμαστό Ταξίδι Του Άστρου, Book 3. Price: Free! Words: 59,690. Language: Greek. Published: November 15, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Η τρίτη περιπέτεια του Άστρου έρχεται γεμάτη ομορφιά, λυρισμό και ζωντανές υπέροχες εικόνες. Η Έζιρλάνδη, χώρα των τεσσάρων στοιχείων, απλώνεται στις σελίδες του βιβλίου απέραντη και πολύχρωμη, γεμάτη γραφικούς ήρωες και συναρπαστικές ιστορίες.
Το Μεγάλο Και Θαυμαστό Ταξίδι Του Άστρου- Ο Βαθύς Κόσμος
Series: Το Μεγάλο Και Θαυμαστό Ταξίδι Του Άστρου, Book 2. You set the price! Words: 35,210. Language: Greek. Published: November 13, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Το δέυτερο μέρος της σειράς «Ο Βαθύς Κόσμος» εξιστορεί τη νεα περιπέτεια του Άστρου στα έγκατα της γης. Δράση, περιπέτεια και επιβλητικές εικόνες δημιουργούν μια ιστορία που θα σας συναρπάσει και θα σας βοηθήσει να βυθιστείτε σε μια διαφορετική μαγική πραγματικότητα με πολεμόχαρους νάνους, αρχαίους δράκους και αιμοβόρους καλικάντζαρους.
Το Μεγάλο Και Θαυμαστό Ταξίδι Του Άστρου-Το Μαγεμένο Δάσος
Series: Το Μεγάλο Και Θαυμαστό Ταξίδι Του Άστρου, Book 1. You set the price! Words: 41,870. Language: Greek. Published: November 10, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Ένα άστρο πέφτει στο μαγεμένο δάσος και το γεμάτο εκπλήξεις ταξίδι αρχίζει. Ένας υπέροχος κόσμος θαυμάτων και μαγείας ξεδιπλώνεται μπροστά στα μάτια του αναγνώστη. Ξωτικά, νεράιδες, νύμφες, γίγαντες, κένταυροι, τελώνια και νάνοι είναι μόνο μερικά από τα εκπληκτικά πλάσματα που θα συναντήσετε σ’αυτό το πολύχρωμο και γεμάτο εικόνες βιβλίο.
Το Ρολόι Του Άη Βασίλη
Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 1,130. Language: Greek. Published: November 9, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Holidays & Celebrations / Christmas & Advent
Μια διασκεδαστική χριστουγεννιάτικη ιστορία που αφηγείται με όμορφους στίχους πώς ένα γενναίο ξωτικό παίρνει πίσω το ρολόι του Άη Βασίλη από μια ομάδα κακούς καλικάντζαρους και σώζει τις γιορτές.
Searching For The Wondertree
Price: Free! Words: 6,490. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
A tree that makes our every desire come true can be a great blessing but, when selfishness is our guide, its powers can quickly turn against us. Read this dreamy story, follow them to the edge of the world that no man can reach, face the moon lady and see how far the two magical sisters will go to gain back the treasure they have lost!
Granny's Haunted House
You set the price! Words: 65,170. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Monsters, Fiction » Children’s books » Paranormal
Meet the funniest, craziest, goofiest monsters and the nicest haunted house and live an exciting adventure you’ll never forget! A funny and perhaps a bit scary book, full of colorful pictures that will bring the story to life for both young and older Children.
On The Planet Of The Jesters
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 17,860. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Emotions & Feelings, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fairy Tales
Follow Giggles on his search for true feeling, discover with him a love that transforms the one who feels it, face treachery in the midst of bliss and find out how a single person that doesn’t give up can make a difference! A book for all those young and older children that don’t want to conform and believe our world can become a better place.
A Reversed Tale For Two Not So Wise Dwafs
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,200. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables, Fiction » Children’s books » Readers / Intermediate
Follow two wise dwarfs on a perilous journey to another reality. Will they prove their theories or find out they are not as wise as they'd like to think?
The Dewdrop Child
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,730. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
(5.00 from 1 review)
A dreamlike story, full of wonder and enchantment, that will take the reader on the wings of fantasy on a journey to a far away magical world.
Longarm's Bridge
Price: Free! Words: 4,310. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables, Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
Longarm the boggle loves his little bridge. After all he makes a good living with the toll he demands from travelers wanting to cross it! When that nasty old ogre appears and steals it from him, he will do everything in his power to get it back.
The Crystal Knight
Price: Free! Words: 4,440. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
A tale narrating the great transformation of love, the kind of love that gives to the most fragile part of our souls the power to face our nightmares and be victorious and triumphant.
Blabbermouth's Beard
Price: Free! Words: 3,670. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables, Fiction » Children’s books » Readers / Intermediate
An entertaining and educating tale about how much must a gnome cope with to finally have his decency, his pride and some hair on his chin, or not! A great book for young ages guaranteed to give the reader a great time!

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