Tell us a little more about yourself?
My name is Ann Marie Zagorianos. I was born in Alexandria, Egypt and grew up in the Sudan. I come from Rhodes in Hellas, where I live.
I teach English. I love children and I know they love me, too. If only we, adults could listen to what they have to say, I am sure life would have been a lot better. I fight hard to retain the child in me.
I love all people regardless of nationality, color, political views or religion. United we can change the world to the better. Life is short, why should we waste it on pointless conflicts?
Writing poems, stories, articles, reading books, listening to music, editing and producing videos or taking photos and making photo creations, excite my interest and add color to my life.
I have published three poetry books in Greek. My poems have been translated in French ( by Author – Poet Gaston Henry Aufrere ) in Italian (by Constantino Nikas ), in German (by Beucker), in Portuguese (by Virginia Rodas ) and are included in various anthologies all over the world. I have also participated in photography exhibitions with my photos and photo creations.
I am a dreamer rather than a realist
Quickly, tell us about your upcoming releases?
I am working on a poetry collection and a book on Rhodes, my island. I want to write about Rhodes following evidence given by elderly people. Evidence not written in books, but an account based on these people’s experiences
Do you have any specific inspiring incident that turned you out as an author?
Well, I started writing very early in age. I had a vivid imagination as a child. I always carried a camera, a recorder, a note pad and a pen with me. I still do. My father was always there to read what I had written, , listen to what I had recorded and discuss . I come from a family who love Art, Literature and music. So, I guess this played a great role in my education and development.
Who designed your cover art? How did you choose the image?
I did. I like to design my book covers. I try to choose the image that relates to the contents of the book.
Do you outline your work before you write?
No , it comes out as an electric bolt and burns the paper. It is indelible. I do not attempt to change my write so as not to destroy the original idea.
How do you like spending your leisure hours?
Taking long walks on the beach, taking photos, writing, listening to music, reading books, going out with my family, producing videos, meeting friends. As you can see leisure hours are part of my everyday activities/life.
Which genre is far more appealing to you as a reader?
Any genre that can make my mind and soul soar.
What inspires you to write? Is there any level of similarity with the events or characters in your book and in reality?
Life, The simple everyday events to more complex ones. Both, Beauty and Ugliness! My characters and events are born from reality.
Which is your current read?
“Secrets of the Lighthouse” by Santa Montefiore , one of my favorite authors.
What, in your opinion is the toughest part while carving your book?
The toughest part?, I believe the whole process , until it takes shape and your ideas and characters can find their place in your book.
Share a word of advice with our readers and authors, if any?
Authors: Keep the window to your soul open.
Readers: Always read behind the lines, discovering the hidden meaning, lying there.
Share one of your favorites from your music band collection, if any?
Classic, modern Classic .
If you’re a foodie, tell us about your favorite dish?
I love health foods, Vegetable dishes mostly.
List any giveaways or surprises in mere future?
No plans so far.
Where can we find your books?
I am afraid my books have been sold out but you can find my poetry to read on:
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