Sofia Kioroglou

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Sofia Kioroglou comes from Athens.

How long have you been writing? Ever since I got a feel of the pen. Always loved putting my thoughts down on paper, a kind of leaving a legacy for posterity.

What do you consider to be your greatest accomplishment as a writer? My nomination for the 2017 Best of the Net Awards by Sundress Publications.

What are you currently working on and what inspired this work? I’ve got a new book coming out this Easter entitled ” The experiences of a Pilgrim to the Holy Land” to be published by the new Publishing House ” Stronghold of Orthodoxy”. We are in the type-setting stage right now.

Where can we find your work? Everywhere on the internet. Just type in my name and choose a poem that takes your fancy. I don’t wanna brag and go by the motto ” Great talkers are leaky pitchers : everything runs out of them”. I have a personal blog where people can learn about me and my publications in print and online. It is : sofiakioroglou.wordpress.com. Also, I have an e-book available for everyone at : https://www.yumpu.com/en/ document/view/55336624/poems/3

How do you react to rejections? I deem them to be drivers for growth. Love them.

How do you react when one of your submissions is accepted for publication? I love the feeling that something I wrote has resonated with the editors. I feel that my writing had impact.

What is your best piece of advice on how to stay sane as a writer? Just write for the sake of writing. Getting published is not the brass ring. Some fellow writers I know of feel it is a race to prove yourself. My foot! We write because we cannot live without writing. Writing is our oxygen mask.

What is your favorite book? My absolute fave is Saint Maria Skobtsova- The Saint of the Open Door. A book that transmutes hopeful idealism into self-sacrifice and sanctity.

Who is your favorite author? Jane Austin for sure.Favorite quote as follows: ” A lady’s imagination is very rabid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment” ― Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

What makes you laugh? I love good jokes, comics and good food.

What makes you cry? Nothing saddens me more than gross injustice and intolerance. I cry when I see people criticizing the weak and the poor. It makes my gorge rise.

What is your preferred drink while you write? Cappuccino really gives me a buzz. I also drink a lot of water.

What is your favorite food? I love stodgy food and anything creamy. I am fascinated by Souvlaki and mousaka.

Shakespeare or Bukowski? Both! A fusion of  elegance and style with gritty realism and a dash of impish spunk. Favorite Bukowski quote: ” Some people never go crazy. What truly horrible lives they must leave”.Favorite Shakespeare’s line is “Ripeness is all”

Personal website/blog: sofiakioroglou.wordpress.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/poet.gr/

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