The need to write came into my life unexpectedly and with such force that it left me no choice but to follow.
I published my first book Short Stories: The Story of a Refugee with Vantage Press in 1997. In 2003, I published the first book of a trilogy Thiana – AVDELA – A Macedonian Village in the Northwestern Greece: Thiana’s Native Land and in 2004, I published the second volume of the trilogy ATHENS with iUniverse. American Publishing Company has published “America – The Final Destination”, the third book of the trilogy.
My poetry is published in the Best Poems and Poets of 2001, 2002, 2003, and 2005, The Theatre of the Mind, and The Celebration of Honors as well as Who’s Who in Poetry 2004 and 2005, editions by the International Library of Poetry. In May 2002, I obtained my Laureate Certificate from the International Library of Poets. I am the recipient of the Editor’s Choice Award, 2002, 2003, 2005, from the poetry.com site as well as the President’s Award for Excellence in Literature from the National Authors Registry.
The Volume II of Pearls on a String: Love Song deals with several universal themes: war, faith, love, death.
What does poetry mean to me? It’s a way to express deep feelings, to share with others my philosophy and understanding of life, and to give testimony of my faith in God.