After three years of forced essay writing about the state of the UK's legal system, followed by several re-works of that great title 'The CV', Ekaterina Botziou feared that her creative literary days were over. Her short stories, poems and scripts lay unfinished next to the spanakopita left-overs, as she was dazzled by the bright lights of film sets and herded into auditions. Eventually, she was hit by Zeus' lightning bolt of inspiration, and awoke from her literary slumber with an all consuming need to share her rants, raves, recipes and general Greek philosophy about life with the world through a blog. What started out as a hobby soon became a platform for the expression of her literary, philosophical and social goals and her posts about her semi-Greek life and experiences within the showbiz industry began to attract a solid following of fellow bloggers, artists, film-makers, Greeks and non-Greeks. Inspirational, witty and bursting with Greek humour, Ekaterina's blog will introduce you to a whole new plate-smashing world.Ekaterina's Blog
Author. Writer. Actress.
With a bouzouki-loving father hailing from Greece and a ballerina mother with roots as mixed as a Tequila Sunrise, Ekaterina Botziou spent much of her childhood battling against the Greek stereotype that a woman's place is in the kitchen, and now defiantly spins as many plates as she smashes. After studying Law, she was signed by an acting agency and worked on Hollywood films and British television productions. Inspired and frustrated by the madness of her Big Fat semi-Greek life, Ekaterina decided to chronicle her Hellenic dramas on her blog Ekaterina's Greek Expectations and has gained a popular following as a published author. Her debut book Greek Expectations: The Last Moussaka Standing gained critical acclaim for its humorous take on surviving life in the Greek community and her subsequent books have enjoyed similar success. Ekaterina writes for British, European and American publications as a freelance writer, columnist and copywriter, covering topics from fashion to travel and her work has been featured in The Huffington Post and Status Magazine. She is also the founder of networking group The Greek Wives Club, which helps authors, bloggers and businesses connect.