I grew up in a small mountainous village in Western Greece. In 1985 I came to Athens to study Business Administration. I then studied for a Diploma for Overseas Teachers of English (RSA DOTE) and taught English at several language schools in Athens for over 12 years. Then I obtained a BA(Hons) in Literature and an MA in Creative Writing from Lancaster University, UK. My short stories have appeared in the anthology 'Even Birds are Chained to the Sky' and in several online literary magazines such as The Wilderness House Literary Review, Wordsmith Journal Magazine, Tincture Journal Issue Three, The Missing Slate, Bareback Magazine and others. My story 'Freedom and Democracy' was nominated for the Pushcart Prize 2014. 'Black Greek Coffee' is my first collection of short stories inspired by life in rural, 20th c. Greece. People's hardships, prejudices, fears and aspirations. I live in Athens with my husband and two riotous kids.