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.
Nowadays, you can find me in Athens, exploring the mysteries of the ancient 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 were 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 is better than before. My writing gets better with every story and as for my fantasy? I like to leave it 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!