Featured Interview With Argyro Graphy
Tell us a little about yourself. Where were you raised? Where do you live now?
Argyro Graphy was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario Canada and since the age of 16 relocated a few times, has returned and settled in Mississauga. The family pets have always been birds, budgies, canaries, and lovebirds.
At what age did you realize your fascination with books? When did you start writing?
From a very young age Graphy wanted to write or illustrate children’s books. Bullying, discrimination and harassment scarred her as she questioned her self-worth. It was after 40 years and a recent life-changing trauma that she decided to write. She created an adorable hippo character, Bentley that children would be able to relate to and who is now inspiring children around the globe
Who are your favorite authors to read? What is your favorite genre to read. Who Inspires you in your writings?
A huge fan of Walt Disney from a young age, loved children’s books, middle grade as well as some young adult books. Walt Disney’s “magic” was a huge inspiration though recently she has been reading a lot of Erik Daniel Shein’s novels as they have underlying lessons and important values to better the world.
Tell us a little about your latest book?
The most recent book The Forgotten Ornament was co-written with Erik Daniel Shein as well as the 3rd book in The Bentley Hippo: Inspiring Children Series – The Adventures of Bentley Hippo: Inspiring Children to Never Give Up, in honor of her late friend who always inspired her to never give up.
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