Ekaterina Botziou

Hello! I'm Ekaterina.

With a bouzouki-loving father from Greece and a ballerina mother with roots as mixed as a tequila sunrise, Ekaterina Botziou spent her formative years learning that no other nation compares to the might of the Hellenic realm. After studying Law, Ekaterina was so traumatised that she feared her creative days were over.

Eventually she was hit by Zeus’ lightning bolt of inspiration and burst onto the self-publishing scene with books covering the comedy genre, poetry and a children’s Greek Mythology series. At the same time she founded The Greek Wives Club – a group that promotes Hellenism and Greek brands and helps women connect.

Life and more books followed and now Ekaterina shares all her entrepreneurial endeavours right here. Her planner brand Pandorus Publishing creates unique notebooks, diaries and journals as well as children’s activity books to help with organisation, creativity and manifestation.

As a mum of three, Ekaterina is always looking for ways to inspire growing minds and has collated various material on the blog to help parents. From educational resources to digital downloads, writing workbooks to guided blog tips, Ekaterina hopes to support all those on their plate-smashing creative journey. 

She is also the founder of I Spy my Evil Eye – an online boutique selling unique evil eye accessories, jewellery and home decor from the Mediterranean.

MY BOOKS

A long time ago, when I was just a wee nipper with uncontrollable frizzy locks and eyebrows that could have been potential fire hazards, a teacher told me that I should one day endeavour to publish my amateur scribblings. Many years on, and those scribblings might still be amateur, but they’ve finally been published! My advice to anyone starting on their writing journey, is to write what you know. Which is exactly what I did (rightly or wrongly) when I self-published my first book Greek Expectations: The Last Moussaka Standing, a semi-autobiographical, comedic novel based on my experiences growing up with, and later marrying into a Big, Not-so-Fat Greek family. I then decided to write what I don’t know and instead, combine my love of Greek mythology with my love of parody and humour by publishing my second book, Theseus & the Mother-in-Law and other Myths & Legends. Not wishing to be pigeon-holed, I also tried my hand at poetry with my short story in verse Seraphina and eventually expanded into children’s literature with the Greek mythological children’s series The Adventures of Omicron

My books are available in Paperback and on Kindle from Amazon worldwide including all my notebooks and journals under my planner brand Pandorus Publishing. Alternatively if you would like to contact me I can send you a signed copy of any book.

This guided workbook, planner and journal all in one is designed for those looking to put pen to paper and includes an undated yearly planner, weekly writing exercises and pages of inspiration. Kickstart your writing project with this workbook!

Available as a paperback AND as a downloadable digital file. Digital format only £4.99!

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Articles

Writing Saved my Sanity

Before I started my blog and wrote my first book, I was teetering on the brink of an abyss. The abyss of creative depression, to be exact. The rigidity of a law degree and the subsequent tedious legal jobs, coupled with the frustrations of an attempted career within the fickle film and television industry had left me creatively bereft.

Diamond's are a Girl's best Friend

Marilyn Monroe spoke for women all over the world when she sang “Diamonds are a girl’s best friend” in 1953 for the film Gentleman Prefer Blondes. Known as one of the world’s most prestigious jewellery companies, the name Harry Winston is synonymous with luxury, glamour, gems, jewels and of course diamonds.

The Gentlemen's Club

Shrouded in mystery and swathed in aristocratic decadence, the curious world of the Gentlemen’s Club has long been the most notable private playground of society’s elite, privileged playboys. With many of the traditional gentlemen’s clubs now opening their doors to women, perhaps its time to learn a thing or two about these not-so-secret associations.

Botanical Living

In today’s increasingly health-conscious society, the focus on living and eating well has taken on a much wider scope with great importance placed on home cooking and the use of natural, organic products. Plant-based diets are a growing trend and the art of botanical cooking is fast becoming a popular way to bring a stunning and natural finish to food and drink.

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