Maria Tzoutzopoulou

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Born and raised in Greece, I have always enjoyed different forms of art. I studied civil engineering to combine my strong passion for the arts with my belief in an orderly world. However, my desire to express myself through arts though has never ceased.
When my son was born, I started reading to him daily, and that motivated me to write and publish my first book in English The Great Journey.
The Great Journey published in Greek as well To Megalo Taxidi, is an illustrated story for children.
Since then, I have been exploring writing in different genres, and all my books have been published in English:
En Route is my novella about life's journeys and is available in two different cover editions (sunset-cover and beach-cover).
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A TriAngle

Let me introduce you to my new book, A TriAngle

It has great sentimental value to me because I have managed to complete it during a very challenging period in my life.

So, yes it’s personal, it’s autobiographical, it’s poetry, it’s me.

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“The simple act of giving is capable of creating great emotions in people.”
Maria Tzoutzopoulou, At This Time of the Year

“What strength does a mother have, and from which of her body cells does that energy come from?”
Maria Tzoutzopoulou, En Route

“Besides, in a lifetime, how many times do people have the opportunity for a second chance with the people they love?”
Maria Tzoutzopoulou, En Route

“Art isn't only a painting. Art is anything that's creative, passionate, and personal. And great art resonates with the viewer, not only with the creator.

What makes someone an artist? I don't think is has anything to do with a paintbrush. There are painters who follow the numbers, or paint billboards, or work in a small village in China, painting reproductions. These folks, while swell people, aren't artists. On the other hand, Charlie Chaplin was an artist, beyond a doubt. So is Jonathan Ive, who designed the iPod. You can be an artists who works with oil paints or marble, sure. But there are artists who work with numbers, business models, and customer conversations. Art is about intent and communication, not substances.

An artists is someone who uses bravery, insight, creativity, and boldness to challenge the status quo. And an artists takes it personally.

That's why Bob Dylan is an artist, but an anonymous corporate hack who dreams up Pop 40 hits on the other side of the glass is merely a marketer. That's why Tony Hsieh, founder of Zappos, is an artists, while a boiler room of telemarketers is simply a scam.

Tom Peters, corporate gadfly and writer, is an artists, even though his readers are businesspeople. He's an artists because he takes a stand, he takes the work personally, and he doesn't care if someone disagrees. His art is part of him, and he feels compelled to share it with you because it's important, not because he expects you to pay him for it.

Art is a personal gift that changes the recipient. The medium doesn't matter. The intent does.

Art is a personal act of courage, something one human does that creates change in another.”
Seth Godin, Linchpin: Are You Indispensable?

“She is free in her wildness, she is a wanderess, a drop of free water. She knows nothing of borders and cares nothing for rules or customs. 'Time' for her isn’t something to fight against. Her life flows clean, with passion, like fresh water.”
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“If other people do not understand our behavior—so what? Their request that we must only do what they understand is an attempt to dictate to us. If this is being "asocial" or "irrational" in their eyes, so be it. Mostly they resent our freedom and our courage to be ourselves. We owe nobody an explanation or an accounting, as long as our acts do not hurt or infringe on them. How many lives have been ruined by this need to "explain," which usually implies that the explanation be "understood," i.e. approved. Let your deeds be judged, and from your deeds, your real intentions, but know that a free person owes an explanation only to himself—to his reason and his conscience—and to the few who may have a justified claim for explanation.”
Erich Fromm, The Art of Being

“Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won't either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up. And when it happens that you are broken, or betrayed, or left, or hurt, or death brushes near, let yourself sit by an apple tree and listen to the apples falling all around you in heaps, wasting their sweetness. Tell yourself you tasted as many as you could.”
Louise Erdrich, The Painted Drum

“We’re all seeking that special person who is right for us. But if you’ve been through enough relationships, you begin to suspect there’s no right person, just different flavors of wrong. Why is this? Because you yourself are wrong in some way, and you seek out partners who are wrong in some complementary way. But it takes a lot of living to grow fully into your own wrongness. And it isn’t until you finally run up against your deepest demons, your unsolvable problems—the ones that make you truly who you are—that we’re ready to find a lifelong mate. Only then do you finally know what you’re looking for. You’re looking for the wrong person. But not just any wrong person: it's got to be the right wrong person—someone you lovingly gaze upon and think, “This is the problem I want to have.”

I will find that special person who is wrong for me in just the right way.”
Andrew Boyd, Daily Afflictions: The Agony of Being Connected to Everything in the Universe

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Maria Tzoutzopoulou Anthony wrote: "Thanks for the friendship Maria!"
You're welcome, Anthony! I am thankful for your friendship here on Goodreads. Have a wonderful week!


Anthony Thanks for the friendship Maria!


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Maria Tzoutzopoulou Donna wrote: "Maria, thank you for becoming a friend on Good Reads. I entered the giveaway for AT THIS TIME OF YEAR. It looks so good. I love to read children's books too. Reading is my all time passion."

You're welcome, Donna! Thank you for participating in the giveaway.
I hope you win this copy of At This Time of the Year by Maria Tzoutzopoulou .
You can also participate in the giveaway of The Great Journey by Maria Tzoutzopoulou .
I believe that you will find it interesting as well!


message 1: by Donna

Donna Maria, thank you for becoming a friend on Good Reads. I entered the giveaway for AT THIS TIME OF YEAR. It looks so good. I love to read children's books too. Reading is my all time passion.


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