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Audible Adventures - All three Cally & Jimmy books are available to listen to on Audible narrated by yours truly 😉 I really enjoyed recording them at Red Apple Studios Some of the reviews and comments have been really excellent. Why not have a listen too? Link to Cally & Jimmy at Audible
In it Together for Cally & Jimmy Book 3 – The Schools, the Bookshops and the Tribute - We’ve been busy visiting schools and bookshops to mark the launch of the third book in the Cally & Jimmy series, Twins Together, which also coincided with World Book Day and a special anniversary. We held a fundraising campaign to celebrate the launch of the book and also the memory of my brother Andrew, whilst supporting local schools and bookshops [...]
In it Together for the Launch of Cally & Jimmy Book 3 – The Celebrations - February and March have been super-brilliantly-busy with events surrounding the launch of Cally & Jimmy: Twins Together and World Book Day Here’s what we’ve been up to… Publication Day Zoom Party We had a Zoom Party on Publication Day, 3rd February 2022, and we loved that Katie Kear joined us for it too. Can you also spot Yiayia in the background? [...]
Proud to be featured in the Parikiaki Greek Cypriot Newspaper - ‘Parikiaki is the leading Greek Cypriot newspaper published in London which serves the Greek and Greek Cypriot communities in excess of 300,000 people.’ So, needless to say, I was extremely proud to have this article published in the paper, and on World Book Day too – Thursday 3rd March 2022 You can visit the Parikiaki website here: https://www.parikiaki.com My visit [...]
Making Waves with the Margate Bookie - Cally, Jimmy and I have just got back from Ramsgate where we had a most excellent time joining up with the Margate Bookie, Tales on Moon Lane and Chilton Primary School.  The Margate Bookie Literature Festival 2021 has been rescheduled to 2022 due to the pandemic, but there has still been the opportunity to deliver author events in schools and [...]
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

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