“Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world” Albert Einstein.
I was born and raised in Athens, Greece. My father is Greek and my mother is American so I was introduced to a multicultural environment from day one. Preschool was English, elementary and middle school were Greek, and high school and University were American. I have lived in Greece, the United States and now the UK, and I've travelled to numerous breathtaking places, such as China, Thailand and Alaska. I have discovered over the years that there are many traditions for just about everything and that they are all correct and unique in their own way.
My mother used to be a tour guide, therefore, I was raised with the many different traditions she had picked up from her travels around the world. At the age of 15 I had a school project for the IB program. I decided it was the perfect opportunity to use all these traditions I had learned about as a child, about what children do when they lose their first tooth, to create my first book. I wrote to 45 national tourist organizations and embassies around the world to gather and select the final 32 traditions (one for every tooth) I would include into my story. Hence, I created Around the World in 32 Teeth, and my journey began.
I graduated top in my class from Georgetown University with a BS in Cognitive Neuroscience/ Clinical Psychology and a BA in Art History with a year aboard at St. Andrews University. I continued with my masters in Medical and Pharmaceutical Editing and Proofreading, in addition to Literary Translation and Editing. After having lived in Greece, the United States and the UK, I decided to return to my passion for books and become an editor–writing my way through life all the while.
From a young age, I have dreamed of becoming an author. I find reading the discovery of one’s soul and writing its therapy. Writing and reading are the gates to a new world; literature and books are its evidence. A world where everything is seen differently, and where the impossible becomes possible, and imagination has no limitations.
My only advice to you,
Never stop reading...