creative writing

I am looking for publishing opportunities for the work presented below.

Children’ stories intended to be published as picture books

 Written around 2000

Σάλι, η Σαλιγκαρίνα. … μα πού πήγε; – Snaily, the Snail. … where did it go

Ο Γουρ, το γουρουνάκι – Piggy the Pig

Βίδας, ο χιονάνθρωπος – Screwy, the Snowman

Ο Φίφης. Κι εγώ νόμιζα – Fifis. And I thought…

Rocky, the telly doggie

Honey & Bunny. Belly Clothes

Πλατυποδαρούσα & ΣΙΑ. Η βάρκαFlatfeet & Co. The boat

Έξω χιόνιζε… – It was snowing…

Οι απέναντιNeighbours

Το ΜΕΓΑΛΟ μυστικόThe BIG secret

Αυτό ήταν δηλαδή; That was it?

Πλατυποδαρούσα & ΣΙΑ. Όλα ή τίποτε Flatfeet & Co. All or Nothing

Λες; Do you think so?

Written in 2017 onwards

What will today bring? 
This has now been published as an openly licensed picture book with Storyweaver at https://storyweaver.org.in/stories/28132-what-will-today-bring. I would like to find an organisation who would be able to support the printing of this picture book so that it can be used in the classroom and provide stimulation for creative and critical engagement and raise money for a charity that helps refugee children. This story is available in: English, Greek, German, Italian, Romanian

Ladybird and spider series
A series of stories written in English and intended for small children to be read by their parents/careers or older children to feed younger children’s imagination and curiosity to explore the world around them and start thinking critically and creatively about their own experiences. Adults may find them stimulating too as my first adult readers suggest. I envisage this series as picture books with illustrations throughout. These could be in smaller square format with black and white illustrations inside for colouring. A digital version of the series could be made available in full colour and be turned into an interactive experience through the development of mobile apps.

Stories in this series (20 in total)

  • The magic soup
  • I need your help!
  • An unexpected guest
  • The lemon hotel
  • I am here now
  • At the movies
  • The colourful flying carpet
  • Surprise! Surprise!
  • A new friend
  • Fresh ideas
  • I am scared
  • Little’s big ideas
  • The butterfly field
  • I am an artist…
  • A new star is born
  • What really matters
  • She had it all
  • Starry field
  • Feeling free
  • I can’t believe this

Two imaginary oranges (2018) in English and Greek
An emotional story for readers of all ages that shows the important role others play in our lives and how caring for and showing our love to each other shape our personal and collective wellbeing and happiness. At a time when illness strikes and we fear of loosing somebody so close to our heart, we are reminded of what really matters in life.

The little tall princess (2018)
A trilogy of imaginary stories of the little tall princess and her special friendship with snails. Their imaginative adventures tickle young readers imagination and immerse them into a world of magic and fantasy where resourcefulness, creativity and friendship can help them overcome challenges.  

  1. The apple pickers (ready)
  2. The snow cleaning machine (ready)
  3. The rain makers (work-in-progress)

Sweet memories (2019)
A story about a girl who keep memories alive through gardening. One day she falls asleep in her greenhouse and travels to a place where magic happens.

No longer strangers (2019)
A story about two ladies who are neighbours. Through personal loss, emerges compassion and develops a special friendship between them that gives new hope and purpose in life.

The magic white sauce (2019)
A story about a little girl that learns to cook when her auntie and uncle visit. Her culinary experiments don’t seem to work for all… Feelings of rejection fill her but the will to get better and succeed is strong. Note: The story is available in three formats: 1. picture  book story, 2. longer story, 3. board game.

The chocolate lion (2019)
A story of a little boy who lives with his dad and is bullied in school. When he goes to the corner shop to buy lemons, he is attacked by a familiar to him gang of boys. It is a painful experience for him through which he learns that he needs to learn to stand up for himself.

Learning resources

Zielsprache ‘X’, a practical guide and textbook for studying translation.

LiteraTour, reading comprehension exercises on short stories and poems by well-known german writers of children’s literature.

A collection of German reading comprehension exercises based on the book Das war der Hirbel,  by Peter Härtling.

Mini trifft den Weihnachtsmann, a collection of German reading comprehension exercises based on the book by Christine Nöstlinger.

Books translated

Η Μίνι ανταμώνει τον Αϊ Βασίλη – translation into Greek of the children’s book Mini trifft den Weihnachtsmann, by Christine Nöstlinger.

Πέντε και φοβεροί – translation into Greek of the German picture book Fünf, by Jutta Langreuter and Vera Sobat.

Η Γιγάντισσα – translation into Greek of the picture book Die Riesin, by Eveline Hasler and  Renate Seelig.

Το πρόσωπο στον καθρέφτη – a translation into Greek of the book Das Gesicht im Spiegel by Renate Welsh.

Αυτός ήταν ο Χίρμπελ, a translation into Greek of the German book Das war der Hirbel, by Peter Härtling.

Ιστορίες για παιδιά, a translation into Greek of the German collection of short stories Geschichten für Kinder, by Peter Härtling.

Blueprint – a translation into Greek of the book Blueprint by Charlotte Kerner.

Miscellaneous

Η Ποντικοβατραχιάδα, a translation into Greek of the German work Froschmauskrieg, written by Dr Klaus Konrad Knopp.

Ερωτικά, a translation of 30 poems by Erich Fried into Greek.

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