Chiswick Book Festival 2021 - Huge thanks to Torin Douglas, Jo James, Lucy Chambers, James Barber, Waterstones and all who made the most excellent Chiswick Book Festival happen this year. I had the best time appearing as a speaker at the Local Authors’ Party, leading a workshop with Cally & Jimmy at the Chiswick Playhouse and meeting and being inspired by fellow children’s authors and [...]
Primadonnatastic - The Primadonna Festival describes itself as: ‘A uniquely anarchic and joyous festival of everything creative’ and it was certainly that and so much more. I am still buzzing from the most brilliant summer weekend in Suffolk. After eighteen months of being locked down, it was so liberating to be able to attend a live event, to speak to live audiences, [...]
Author talks, readings and interviews on YouTube - Check out my YouTube channel for stories from Cally & Jimmy and Invincible Voices as well as author Q&A and appearances. Zoe’s YouTube Channel I was really proud to have been part of the Chiswick Book Festival for the fourth time. The 2020 festival went online this year – as did most of our lives, as we stayed at home [...]
It’s Twins! - Saturday 5th September 2020 saw the (socially distanced) launch of Cally & Jimmy: Twins in Trouble at The Alligator’s Mouth children’s bookshop in Richmond. What a fantastic turnout we had of family, friends, teachers and book lovers from far and wide. The support was overwhelming and we sold out on the day. But don’t worry, Cally & Jimmy are back [...]
Feeling Inspired at Osterley Library - Really enjoyed working together with Osterley Library (particular thanks to Jenny Cox), our Mayor of Hounslow, Tony Louki, and our creative local children who all came together to explore story writing and plan our own Egyptian desert adventure. Using Aristotle’s Story Arc (or the Story Mountain as we often call it in schools) we created our own Egyptian desert adventure, [...]
Prize-Winning Poets - Our Invincible writers have had a lot of success with their poetry this September 2019. Children’s Poetry Awards at the Chiswick Book Festival It was a proud day for us all when two of our Invincibles were awarded poetry prizes at the Chiswick Book Festival on Friday 14th September. Well done Eshani De Silva (Y5 First Prize) and Anusha Ruj [...]
Memoiring London Greek Style at the Speakeasy Cabaret - London Literary Pub Crawl Writer and Producer Nick Hennegan’s Maverick Theatre Company have established a fantastic literary night which I have the great pleasure of being a part of. Speakeasy Cabaret I’ll be reading from my memoir this Saturday 1st June – a slice of life on my Greek Cypriot family dysfunctioning in West London during the 80s with plenty [...]
Author Talks in Schools - I have had a great time visiting schools offering author talks, Q&A and story-telling sessions. The children love hearing about the laters capers of Cally & Jimmy and stories from the Invincible Voices ‘shorts’ collections. We’ve also explored the dramatic structure of stories using the ‘Story Mountain’ (or Aristotelian Arc) and shared lots of writing tips. I’ve really enjoyed answering everyone’s author [...]
Cyprus – Schools and the Soloneion - As a London author with Greek Cypriot roots, it was my absolute pleasure to visit the Junior School in Nicosia and work with the next generation of budding writers of children from Years 3, 4, 5 & 6. Together we shared and enjoyed stories from my Invincible Voices short story collection – stories that I have written collaboratively with children. [...]
Invincible Voices at the Chiswick Book Festival – 15th September 2018 - I am still buzzing from what has been the most fantastic book event I’ve had the privilege to have been part of. The Chiswick Book Festival 2018. On Saturday 15th September I gave an author talk at the Tabard Theatre to an enthusiastic audience who all seemed to greatly enjoy the fun and warmth of the new Invincible Voices collection [...]
Waterstones Local Authors’ Night – 12th September 2018 - Winter Shorts had its first outing on the eve of the Chiswick Book Festival at Waterstones Local Authors’ Night. What a fantastic event it was. Brilliantly attended with a great buzz created by an eclectic mix of exciting new writing.   Click on the image to view the YouTube clip          
Invincible Voices at the Chiswick Book Festival - As part of the Chiswick Book Festival programme, I will be giving a 30min author talk at the Tabard Theatre (2 Bath Rd, W4 1LW) on Saturday 15th September 1.45 – 2.15pm. I will be previewing the brand new Invincible Voices publication – Winter Shorts – providing a fun interactive storytelling session, along with tips on how to create great fiction [...]
Back to Waldegrave School - In May 2018 I was honoured to be invited back to my old school, Waldegrave, as guest speaker at the Year 11s special leavers’ assembly and record of achievement presentation. It certainly was a trip down memory lane and I felt very proud to be part of the Waldegrave community. I was later asked to provide an author talk to [...]
Invincible Voices at the Chiswick Book Festival - Saturday 16th September was a great day for Invincible Voices. Friends old and new joined us for a fun, interactive story time at the Chiswick Book Festival in Bedford Park. Thank you to Torin Douglas and Jo James for organising such an excellent event and for inviting us along to be part of such an outstanding line up of writers [...]
ChiswickBuzz TV feature is here - Take a look at the ChiswickBuzz TV feature on their website by clicking on this link: Invincible Voices ChiswickBuzz TV Feature We’re very pleased with it – the children were great and certainly created a buzz at Chiswick Waterstones in August 2017
Summertime Story time with Waterstones and BuzzTV! - We all enjoyed a lovely story time session together with family, friends and of course our fellow Invincible authors during the school holidays. BuzzTV came to chat to us too and the children said all the right things – they were able to talk about their experiences as writers so confidently – I felt very proud of them as always. [...]
Book Launch – Waterstones, Chiswick - Well what a day that was! April 30th, 2017, the day I and my fellow invincible authors made it onto the shelves with our first publication. The day that a dream was realised and creative success was celebrated. It was particularly special to launch the Invincible Voices collection at Waterstones on the Chiswick High Road as it has been my stomping ground for pretty [...]
Invincible Authors at Heston Primary School - It was wonderful to visit my fellow invincible authors at Heston Primary School just before the Easter holidays to present them with the copies of the books in which their stories appear. The smiles on their faces on seeing their work in print just says it all. A special extra thank you to Ashpriya Baryan (Year 4) who assisted me [...]
Worple School Library – a portal to infinite new worlds - On Monday 27th March I had the privilege of opening the new, funky, fantastic school library at Worple Primary. Literacy leader Mariyata Whittaker’s efforts to co-ordinate the development of such an exciting and inspiring space for the children certainly are admirable and her passion for reading and the children and school community she works with is clearly evident, as it [...]
Waterstones Chiswick – Local Authors Night - A huge thank you to the staff of Waterstones Chiswick, especially manager Anna Klerfalk, for hosting an excellent evening for local authors on Wednesday 15th March. What a wonderful opportunity it offered for us to share our work, meet one another and celebrate all things books. I was extremely encouraged by the positive feedback on the Invincible Voices Shorts collection: [...]


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