I was born in Crete which is an island in a country called Greece. If you don't know where Crete is, you will certainly be able to spot the continent of Africa on a map. Crete lies between Africa and Europe. It's a big island, approximately 260 km long and 70 km wide.
Ever since I was a child I loved stories and mysteries, especially the mysteries of the skies. I used to look at the stars and wonder how far they are and if there were "people" on them. I still wonder as much and hope that one day we shall have proof of living beings in other planets.
As for my formal education is concerned, I have a minor degree in psychology from Texas Christian University and a major in Philosophy from the University of Toronto.
I worked as translator and interpreter in Greece for many years. I am retired now and trying to write about the things that I like most: stories.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes, I wrote about my personal experience with lucid dreaming which I have had since I was very young. That was my first ebook which is not very long. I also did the drawings. The book is on Amazon under the title "Awakening in a Dream (a boys experience of Lucid Dreaming)
What is your writing process?
I wrote "The White Gloves" on the basis of short notes I had taken approximately 5 years earlier. When I saw the notes again, taking a break from a novel, I decided that I could expand them into a children's story. When I decide to write, it is the hero who inspires the story in general. The hero wants something and in order to get what he wants, he has to overcome obstacles. In addition to the hero, I begin to gradually people the story and fashion a web of events.
This story is about a ten-year old boy, Yannis, who loves to fly like a bird. He becomes friends with a crow and both fly together over tall trees and apartment buildings. The town looks beautiful from up there! As they fly together the crow allows Yannis to enjoy his new experience from high up and inspires him to selfless and generous action.
Red Riding Hood meets the wolf again. He decides to start his dinner with the old woman who lives in the forest. However, this is no ordinary woman but the forest fairy who, having taken the form of a ewe, challenges the wolf. Frustrated by the defiance of the ewe, the wolf flees to the big city where he meets the ewe again. What follows is very exciting and so ... so heart-breaking.