Wimbledon-based author Ekaterina Botziou was born into a Greek-run household. She studied law and now, aged 27, has managed to balance a full-time job in Mayfair’s finance sector.
She also has a burgeoning career as a writer. Wife to a Greek-Cypriot man, Botziou started a popular Facebook group, “The Greek Wives Club,” and a blog, “Ekaterina Botziou: It’s all Greek to Me!,” where she poses thoughts about her mixed ancestry.
Her father’s insistence that she be proud of her Greek heritage led her to write her debut novel, “Greek Expectations: The Last Moussaka Standing.”
“The idea for my second book came about when I was still writing my first. As a child I devoured all the Greek mythological stories and was fascinated by the historical aspect to many of the legends. My grandmother in particular had a deep interest in the mythicism of ancient Greece and I think many people find the combination of history and fictional narrative highly appealing,” said the young author.
Her second book, “Theseus & the Mother-in-Law and other Myths & Legends,” features various ancient Greek myths reinvented and parodied for the entertainment of modern readers. The book has been released in paperback and is also available for e-book readers.