DR. MEL'S MESSAGE - From my novels to my other projects, no telling what you will read. This is the only place you will get to read about how I developed a screenplay into a novel and what is the driving force. I will talk about many things from films to books to acting to producing. It really will depend on where my mind takes me. I hope you will join me on this journey.
Semeli is a four-year-old girl that loves Bagels. She loves them so much that she does not want to share them with anyone. One day her aunt decides to take her to the magic Bagel Land with her flying train. During the trip Semeli discovers new worlds, makes new friends and she arrives at the conclusion that Bagels taste better if you share them with your friends.
My name is Despina Mavridou, i am a mediator for family dispute issues and a lawyer but my real passion is the writing. I have written two books for kids in English and Greek language and one for adults. I am usually inspired by the world around me and the children. The book "Mum, dad can you hear me" is based on my personal story as a kid. I have tried to include in the story all the things that i needed from my parents, my thoughts and feelings during the divorce so as to help parents understand a child's perspective. "Semeli to the magic bagel land" is inspired by my beautiful niece and the amazing way she, as a child, perceives the world which is so different from the way adults do.