About Me

I was born and raised in Sydney Australia to Greek immigrant parents. I have always loved the performing arts – dancing, acting and singing but considered them merely hobbies turning to a ‘serious’ professional career or marketing for banks and insurance companies. Apart from entertaining friends with my disastrous (yet real) travel misadventures, I hadn’t really done any sort of creative writing since childhood.

After nearly twenty years in the corporate world,  I decided to live in London for an indeterminate amount of time. I do not know why but I found myself with a desire to rekindle my creative writing, the first novel burning in my head. Thus began the birth of the Dancers and Divas Series. It began as one book and has evolved as a trilogy. Since then, I have not been able to stop and have so many ideas constantly begging me to be written.

Wanting to convert Dancers and Divas into a TV series but not having access to resources, I leaned towards playwriting. Instead, my first play production, Black Rainbow was born in Sydney – a full length play that I also directed and produced in August 2014. But the idea of TV writing still excited me, so two weeks after the closing night of my play, I flew out to New York to focus on TV writing. With the encouragement of my teacher and mentor, and the desire to break into the TV industry, I then flew to LA until visa restrictions forced me home to Sydney.  I've written several pilots, many which have placed quarter finalist, semi-finalists and finalists in competitions in the USA. In Australia, I had interest in one of my scripts, Detained, but that fell through.

I have many more ideas and not enough hours in the day to do it all! Ideas for plays, films, novels and TV pilots with themes from the immigrants in Australia in the 60's to political thrillers, legal dramas and of course a dance movie!

Regards Kathy

Basic Facts

Birthday: 24 December

Residence: Born and raised in Sydney, my writing debut started while living in London and led to my subsequent short residence in New York and then Los Angels. Back in Sydney now - home will always be home.

Favourite themes: I love writing about empowered women, refugees and immigrants, social justice, dilemmas and means to an end situations, or about people endeavouring the performing arts. A bit of romance doesn't hurt and young adult is still my favourite genre. 

Favourite TV shows: The 100, Vampire Diaries, Suits, Raising the Bar, Veronica Mars, The Underground, Prison Break, Timeless, Madam Secretary, Harry's Law, Gilmore Girls, Reign, Victoria - I watch way too much TV - all research of course.

Favourite music: Impossible to know – it change with mood but I like r’n’b and love the powerful singers like Jennifer Hudson, Beyonce, Christina Aguilera, Alicia Keys.

Favourite movie: Not one favourite, but some of my favourites are The Last Samurai, Center Stage, While you were sleeping, Only You, Rush Hour, Suddenly 30

Favourite food: Unfortunately, too many things – everything from Chinese and Thai to Italian and Greek food. Thankfully, Sydney can cater to my every taste. Cream though is a big weakness.

Favourite cities: London, Paris, New York, Buenos Aires, Vienna, Florence and of course Sydney. Can you tell I’m a city girl?

Other interests: Apart from dancing, acting and singing, I love basketball and tennis, love houses and real estate, history and travel.