Marina Marinopoulos loves stories. Reading them, hearing them and, of course, writing them. She has always written, in both Greek and English, but up to now life always got in the way of attempting publication. After years of procrastinating, she decided it was time to share her writing with others. Rejections piled up, but her story Heatwave was published in the Aestas anthology, others have been shortlisted in competitions and more are still awaiting replies. She has also completed a mystery novel, which she is in the process of editing. Marina is both awed and cowed by the stupendous achievements of the other writers on the InkTears site and fears she has a lot of catching up to do. But that’s the fun of it, after all. She’s a terrible bookworm and, when not writing, can be found painting, cooking, riding or just out with her dogs. Or buying yet more books.