I was born and raised in Athens, Greece. I have always enjoyed the exploration of different forms of art. To combine my strong passion for the arts with my belief in an orderly world, I studied civil engineering and contributed to major projects. Meanwhile, I collaborated with other authors, assisting them in various stages of their publishing efforts.
When my son was born, my great love for writing and the daily reading of children’s books to him inspired me to write my first book. The Great Journey is a beautifully illustrated story for children, available in two languages, Greek and English.
My endless desires to express myself and explore writing in different genres motivated me to write a second book. Published in English and available in two unique covers, En Route is a story about life’s journeys. I believe that everyone will relate somehow to its characters and find pieces of their lives therein.
At This Time of the Year is my third book, published in English. It is a story about generosity and thankfulness, a story about those who help create magical moments of Christmas giving. I hope that everyone will enjoy this wonderfully illustrated Christmas book and will savor each of those precious moments with their loved ones at this time of the year.
In September 2016, I created my Instagram account: @mariatzoutzopoulou. Selecting some of the thousands of words a picture speaks to create the captions that best describe what I sense from my photos has been quite a challenge. Interestingly, hashtags have also become part of this creative process, integrated into the sentence structure of my photo captions.
Instants of Mine is my first published photo book containing photos and their captions from my Instagram account. I hope you enjoy each one of those instants.
As my writing journey continues, it means the world to me to have you by my side.
So, please, make yourself at home. Thank you for being here.