Eleni Avgousti is a dedicated mother of three children, motivated English Teacher and author of the children’s book ‘Colourful Darkness.’
Having taught English to students of all ages for the past two decades, Eleni has cultivated her students’ love of reading and writing, sparking her own creativity and drive to publish children’s books. As well as her students, her inspiration derives from a profound love for her children.
Eleni’s debut children’s picture book, ‘Colourful Darkness,’ was initially written for and inspired by her daughters and son. Through her fictional stories, she hopes to nurture a sense of family, love and understanding between siblings, while at the same time developing children’s imaginations through magical adventures. Eleni likes to write in a didactic style, expanding children’s knowledge and emotional intelligence through messages of compassion, togetherness and forgiveness.
Eleni was born in Hastings, England and raised primarily in South London by Cypriot parents, refugees from occupied Famagusta, Cyprus. Growing up in a bilingual household kindled her love of languages. She received her BA in English Language and French from the University of Kent and went on to complete a CELTA teaching course at Canterbury Christ Church University. Having studied Greek, French, German and Spanish at various levels and living in three different countries throughout her life has reinforced her passion for learning about cultures and people from around the world, giving her a unique outlook on life.
Her hobbies include singing, cooking, photography and adopting stray cats, which are in abundance in Cyprus where she lives! She also enjoys the use of technology, especially for creative and educational purposes and has been a certified Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert for the past two years.
Through her books, Eleni hopes to inspire and empower children to be confident in their own abilities and know that the support of a loving family and friends is truly a blessing that should be cherished.
To find out more about Eleni’s debut children’s picture book please click here!