My writing covers fiction and non-fiction as well as poetry and children’s literature. I have also written for various European and local publications covering everything from opinion pieces to fashion and lifestyle, as well as providing copywriting services for various websites. I previously worked as one of the lead contributors to STATUS Magazine – a Limassol based high-end fashion and lifestyle production available exclusively to the top hotels in Cyprus. Alongside STATUS, I wrote for online luxury service magazine LIFE & LUXURY.
My first foray into the world of self-publication was in 2012 when I published my semi-autobiographical comedic survival guide about growing up half Greek and marrying into a Greek Cypriot family. Continuing with the comedy genre I then published a parody of all the Greek myths and legends, from the story of how Zeus was born, to the death of Achilles and the Trojan war.
An experimental short story in verse then followed before I dived into children’s literature and published a six-part children’s chapter book series.
All of my books are available in paperback format from Amazon worldwide, as well as on kindle (excluding those published under my planner brand). You can see my Amazon bookstore for the UK and US here.
Please see below for more information on all of my books. Happy reading! xo
GREEK EXPECTATIONS: THE LAST MOUSSAKA STANDING
“A life full of Greek expectations will not be an easy one, but with a little help from the Gods, you can be sure that yours will be the last moussaka standing.”
Part memoir, part rant, part survival guide, Ekaterina’s cautionary tale of Greek love and life gives a hilariously witty insight into the trials and tribulations of being a modern woman tormented by guilt-inducing mother-in-laws, pandofla-wielding Grandfathers, and oppressively hairy husbands.
More info: This book was intended for entertainment purposes and light humour and I am so happy that many readers found it a laugh out loud read. The story is told in the first person, in rant form, with heavy sarcasm alluding to cultural stereotypes and behaviour. This is a tongue-in-cheek look at the Greek culture and many of the old traditions and behaviours that may not be recognised today. This is not a book intended to offend, but rather to embrace and find humour in a wonderfully colourful way of life that some people may have experienced and others may have not. Unfortunately, the comedy genre is often accused of being offensive, especially in today’s society and so sadly, this book is no longer available to purchase. But it had a GREAT ride and thank you so much to everyone who supported it!
THESEUS & THE MOTHER-IN-LAW AND OTHER MYTHS & LEGENDS
“In the beginning there was only Chaos; Greek Chaos.”
In the time before time, when the Titans came forth and battled the Olympians for immortal supremacy, Zeus, the greatest of all the Olympian Gods, emerged victorious and took to his throne on Mount Olympus. Bored with the petty squabbling between his brothers, he instructed Prometheus to create man and thus the age of the Greek Heroes began.
Fearless and brave, they battled whatever mythological creature the gods threw at them, from the hideous, hissing Medusa, to the monstrous, multi-headed Hydra, to the rampaging, raging Minotaur. Whether fighting for glory, for love, or for immortality, the champions of myth and legend made their names on the battlefields of Ancient Greece.
But who was the greatest hero of all? Was it the valiant Perseus fighting for the freedom of his dear mother? Could it be Theseus the suave slayer of the Minotaur? Perhaps it was fearsome Achilles the golden boy of Troy? Or was it the mighty demi-god Heracles, the son of Zeus himself?
Think you know the tales of the Greek heroes? Think again.
More info: This book is a parody of all the Ancient Greek myths and legends and re-tells the stories in satirical form for entertainment purposes and light humour. If you are a hardcore Greek myths fan and don’t like twists on the original tales then this probably isn’t for you!
SERAPHINA: A SHORT STORY IN VERSE
“All were about to fall from the den of the hyena,
For the Order had not foreseen the strength of little Seraphina.”
Born into a world ravaged by the fires of war and hate, little Seraphina is forced into hiding after her mother and father are brutally murdered by the Order.
Led by the despotic Fanatic and his army of metallic pawns, the Order seeks to crush all who defy their tyrannical regime and slaughter those who stand in their way. But amidst the bloodshed, a secret Alliance forms who dare to challenge the Fanatic’s reign.
As Seraphina grows into a fierce and respected young woman, she gains the adoration of those who fought by her parents’ side and becomes a beacon of hope for the land’s tormented souls.
With Fear and Death lurking in the shadows, Seraphina must find the courage to avenge her loved ones and free the people from the chains of eternal darkness.
More info: This is a short story told entirely in poetic verse.
THE INK POT PLANNER
A guided workbook, planner and journal all in one designed for those looking to unleash their inner creativity.
The workbook is designed to give as much flexibility as possible whilst also offering guidance where it may be needed for any writer.
Whether you want to write a full-length novel, a memoir, a book of short poems, or just try your hand at journaling, this guided workbook will lead the way.
The paperback version is a full colour 191 page 6×9 inch book that you can write in everyday and carry in your work bag.
The PDF file is 185 pages, A4 size that can be used digitally or printed off in colour or black and white.
WHAT’S INSIDE THE INK POT PLANNER:
– 52 weekly writing exercises including writing prompts, story title exploration, narrative exercises
– Character and plot development exercises
– Undated yearly planner – week to week view
– Quarterly reviews
– Useful resources and much more!
BOOK 1: THE TEMPLE OF OLYMPUS
When the mighty god Zeus gives his daughter Athena a little mechanical owl for her birthday, she is overjoyed and names him Omicron. But poor Omicron is not allowed to stay with Athena on Mount Olympus until he has proved himself worthy of living amongst the gods. So Zeus sends him down to Ancient Greece to battle mythological monsters and outwit cunning creatures.
In his first adventure, Omicron must help Delphina the High Priestess to protect the Temple of Olympus against the dangerous giant Thoon and his band of burly brothers. Will Omicron ever return to Mount Olympus?
BOOK 2: VOYAGE ON THE ARGO
Omicron’s quest to prove his worth and rejoin the goddess Athena continues as he meets Jason and the Argonauts on board the famous ship, the Argo.
Surrounded by the finest Greek warriors, Omicron wonders what on earth Zeus is thinking. Surely the fearsome Argonauts don’t need the help of a small mechanical owl?
But all too soon the Argo enters troubled waters, and Omicron must find the courage to face the deadly dangers ahead. Will he ever return to Mount Olympus?
BOOK 3: THE GORGON’S HEAD
In his third adventure to prove his worth to the gods and rejoin Athena, Omicron finds himself fighting alongside Queen Myrina and her fearless tribe of warrior women known as the Amazons. Sent to protect Pandora and her mysterious box, the Amazon warriors will surely fight off any danger.
But this time their enemy is far more powerful than any foe they have encountered before. And with Hades making trouble, Omicron will find his faith in the gods shaken. Will he ever return to Mount Olympus?
BOOK 4: RIDDLE OF THE SPHINX
In his fourth adventure, Omicron is desperate to return to Mount Olympus and his goddess Athena. Whilst Zeus forbids Hades from making trouble, Omicron’s problems are far from over as he befriends Chiron the centaur and his boy warrior students. When Chiron is called away, Omicron is left in charge. Safe inside the centaur’s giant cavern on Mount Pelion, no harm can possibly come to the boys.
But beyond the waterfalls and forest that surround the cavern lies the deadly desert. And hidden in the sand a dangerous creature waits. Will Omicron be able to protect the students? And will he ever return to Mount Olympus?
BOOK 5: EYE OF THE CYCLOPS
Omicron’s quest to prove his worth to the gods takes a turn for the worst when Hades steals the key to the gates of Tartarus. The Lord of the Underworld will stop at nothing to wreak havoc on Mount Olympus and Omicron must find a way to save the Olympians.
With the help of Circe the Witch Goddess and Brontes the Cyclops, Omicron hatches a daring rescue mission, but a visit from a reluctant Greek hero threatens their plans.
Who will help Omicron return to Mount Olympus? And will he reach his friends in time?
BOOK 6: THE BATTLE OF OLYMPUS
With the evil Hades threatening to destroy Mount Olympus, Omicron and his friends must travel deep into the Underworld to save the goddess Athena and the Olympians. But with the gates of Tartarus open and the monstrous Titan Typhon on the loose, even help from the mighty Greek heroes may not be enough to overthrow the Lord of the Underworld.
As the mechanical owl joins forces with old friends to defeat new foes, will Omicron finally prove his worth to the gods? Or will his battle to save Mount Olympus all be in vain?
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