Ekaterina Botziou Writer, Author, Actress, Greek plate-smasher www.ekaterinabotziou.com

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 at University, she was signed by an acting agency and worked on several Hollywood films and British television productions, while moonlighting in the legal and financial industries.

Inspired and frustrated by the madness of her Big Fat semi-Greek Life, Ekaterina chronicles her Hellenic dramas on her humour blog “Ekaterina Botziou: It’s All Greek to Me!” and has gained a popular following from the success of her first novel “Greek Expectations: The Last Moussaka Standing”, a survival guide based on the trials and tribulations of growing up with a bouzouki-loving Greek father and marrying into a baklava-wielding Cypriot family.

Ekaterina writes for various European and British publications and is also the founder of facebook group The Greek Wives Club.