For as long as I can remember, I’ve been telling stories.

From the crazy, outlandish and often naughty stories I told as a kid growing up in the Northern suburbs of Melbourne to the marketing and advertising stories I tell in my career as an Advertising Creative.

A self confessed rebel, chocoholic and lover of rain - my heart is firmly planted in picture books and writing words that engage, inspire and empower little people on their journey to becoming big people.

Hey there, I’m Mary Anastasiou!

Creative. Author. Picture Book Designer. Mentor.

Mum to one pretty intuitive kid who, at 6 years old, set me off on the most amazing publishing journey with a simple “When are you going to make your dream come true mummy”

Inspired to show him that dreams really do come true, I set off on the self published journey with my first title: ‘I want to be a Rock Star’ released in 2016. Since then, my ‘I want to be..’ series of picture books have become favourites amongst little readers, educators and professionals with 'I want to be a Sport Star' shortlisted for the Speech Pathology Book of the year in 2022..

Publishing roles including former Creative Director for Larrikin House and Managing Editor for Five Mile now have me responsible for helping other aspiring authors to realise their publishing dreams.

You could say, that this lil’ rebel has finally found her cause.

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