I was born in the city of Larissa in the region of Thessaly, Greece. I grew up in a house full of people: my parents and my sister Victoria, various cousins, aunts and uncles, family friends. The older cousins provided the younger ones with books and music. For the duration of the summer holidays we moved to Platamon, on the coast of Pieria. For three whole months we played, swam, rode bikes and watched movies in open-air cinemas.
In my last year at school I was awarded a prize for an essay on Thessaly, which was published by Efthyni Publishing House.
I went on to study Modern Greek Literature at the university of Thessaloniki. I made loads of friends there, exchanging books and music with them, and I travelled a great deal, in Greece and abroad: to Chalkidiki, to the Cycladic islands, and whenever I could afford it, all over Europe by InterRail. After I graduated, I moved to Athens, where I worked as a journalist for many years. I had the honor of being Head of Press Office for the Orchestra of Colors. In 1996, I married the well known composer Thanos Mikroutsikos and my daughter Alexandra was born in the same year.
In 2001, I gave birth to Stergios, my second child; my first book, «Goodnight, Mum».
In 2002, I co-wrote «Catch them!» with my friend, the author Philippos Mandilaras It was published the following year, receiving a merit award by the Children’s Book Circle (the Greek section of IBBY).
On Christmas 2002, Megaron, the Athens Concert Hall, presented «Say it with a fairy tale» for narrator and orchestra. Thanos Mikroutsikos wrote the music and I wrote the libretto, which was based on Selma Lagerloef’s The Wonderful Adventures of Nils Holgersson. Gerasimos Gennatas was the narrator; the Camerata Orchestra was directed by Alexandros Myrat.
Two more books, «Santa, Will You Do Me A Favour?» and «Adventure For Romeo» were published in 2003
In 2004-05, the Ark of Myths puppet theatre group performed Romeo. I wrote the lyrics of «Romeo’s Song» especially for the performance, to music by Thanos Mikroutsikos.
In the same year, Patakis Publications published the first book about Petros and his adventures, in their series for very young readers.
In 2006, «As If By Magic», and went on to win the Children’s Book Circle Prize (Greek section of IBBY) and the Literary Prize of Diavazo magazine.
I wrote the libretto and lyrics for «Isn’t It Strange?», to music by Thanos Mikroutsikos. It was performed at the Megaron Athens Concert Hall for two consecutive years (Christmas 2007 and 2008).
My love for fairy tales led me down the paths of storytelling. Stelios Pelasgos and Lily Lambrelli were my teachers. As a result, I wrote «The Dream Thief» (2006), a collection of three magical fairy-tales in the style of folktales.
«The Lonesome Tree» (2010) won the Literary Prize of Diavazo magazine, as well as the State Award for Young Adult Literature.
In the same year the Theatre of Neos Kosmos commissioned the short play «Trool’s Riddle» directed by Pantelis Dentakis. The play was performed at the theater as well as in many hospitals and institutions through the company’s community outreach program.
In December 2011, i wrote the texts for the Megaron Athens Concert Hall production «Traveling with the Southern Cross», a mixed-media show based on the poetry of Nikos Kavadias set to music by Thanos Mikroutsikos.
My story «I Want To Win!» was published in 2013 by Minedition and Patakis Publishers, with illustrations by Eve Tharlet.
Effie Lada and I met in 2015 and created our first book «The King Who Had Too Much of Everything». Growing older, it seems, makes us wonder about the precious things in life. The story unfolds during the crisis period and the main hero of the book is a King who fears "tomorrow". Thus, he cannot enjoy neither scarcity nor abundance.
In 2016 my book «Shoes with Wings». My hope in writing the book, was that it may provide a motive, a friendly push, for children to real poetry. The cover was exactly what I had dreamt. Everything is possible in the heroine's mind and Foteini Tikkou’s illustration shows every manner of thing on heaven and earth entangled in her hair…
A moon that has to come down to earth to clinch the understanding that friendship is contagious made Effie and I join forces again for a second book, «The Moonling».
2018 brought the first book of the new series, «Say it with a story». Because it is possible to say things differently if you do it through a story. First choice for the series was an old favorite of mine, Selma Lagerlöf’s Nils Holgersson, in a new children's adaptation. The illustrations are by Myrto Delivoria.