About Maria Vermisoglou
My name is Maria Vermisoglou and I'm an International Bestselling fantasy author and I love throwing my heroes into impossible situations. I draw inspiration from books, travels and...the ceiling. (So, blame the ceiling!)
I started writing 4 years ago when an idea came to me. That idea started all...
When I'm not writing, I love a good riding on the fantasy dragon but a book can also be exciting along with a cup of tea.
I'm currently residing in Crete as a librarian, battling monsters and supernatural creatures from overcoming the world.
Okay, this is a normal bio for every writer but it's boooring. So, let's get to more interesting details. I love books even though there was a time where I hated them (I am still trying to forget that period!). The book that taught me to love books was Harry Potter. After that, things took their own way. Book after book, after book, I spent lots of money on books. They are my friends and make me travel, they're there when I am happy, sad or depressed.
Four years ago, I finished The City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare. It was the last book. Nothing else after that so I was like "what now? How am I going to live without these amazing characters?"
*Fun fact* When I read an amazing book and get obsessed with it, I create stories in my head. I take a part of the story and turn it into something new. But I never put it on paper.
Until that day. I was really sad that there was no more books (at the time) about TMI so I thought, "What if Clary was a witch?" That's how everything started. At first, Eva and Clary were very much alike in appearance and character but as the story unfolded, Eva took her own shape. The strange thing though is that she wanted to be called Eva.
Writing was like magic. Every word poured before I could think it. I can't really explain it but I knew what to write before I knew it. When I hit "Publish," it was the happiest day of my life and also it opened doors for places I didn't know existed. Thanks to Eva, I have writer friends all around the globe and my English are better than before. My writing gets better with every story as for my fantasy? I like that to the characters.
I am a librarian and books are my world but combine it with the writing aspect and you get something like this:
Did I forget to mention my characters talk? Oh, they talk a lot! And confuse me even more. Haha!
Apart from writing, I love to make handcrafted items, read of course and watch movies! I have even tried candle making. It's fun and there are so many different shapes, scents and colors!