Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Meet Author Liana Metal

My guest author in the VBT this week is Liana Metal, a multi-talented lady from Greece. I'm certain you will enjoy becoming acquainted with her and her work.

Liana Metal (Iliana Metallinou) lives in Greece on the island of Corfu. She is an author and illustrator, a book reviewer, and a freelance writer. Liana is also an artist. Her drawings/paintings can be found both online at www.aggelia-online.gr and at the Bazaar shop located in Corfu town (at Spirou Vasileiou 23 in Karteria, Kefalomantouko, Greece). Liana is a former Language School owner and teacher, who has a master’s degree in Applied Linguistics. She also is a nature lover.

To contact the artist visit http://LianaMetal.tripod.com or her blog at http://LianasKerkyra.blogspot.com Η or her blog at http://lianastories.blogspot.com

Liana Metal’s newest book is “The White Snail”.

The White Snail
Written and illustrated by Iliana Metallinou aka Liana Metal.

The White Snail includes an exciting story and educational material appropriate for young readers. It is the first of a series of books that aims to encourage children to read stories, while at the same time learn about nature. At the end of each book there are educational activities.

The White Snail’s basic theme is self-esteem that develops from early childhood. The hero of this story believes that he is not equal to the other snails just because he is different. This story is about the differences among people or peoples generally. It caters not only to young kids but also to adults, parents and teachers.

This series also aims to highlight some of the small miracles of nature that we usually take for granted. The White Snail encourages the reader to notice snails closely and learn some facts about them via the educational activity at the end of the book.

This book can be read both in Greek and English. Thus, it caters to Foreign Language education as well as to readers all over the world.

The White Snail is available at Vasilis Savvanis Publications, Corfu, Greece,
www.aggelia-online.gr or at local bookstores and kiosks.

The White Snail
ISBN: 978-960-98648-0-0
Paperback, 32 pages, 16x16 cm

Please check back in a few days because more about Liana Metal and The White Snail will follow.




Vivian Zabel said...

Interesting post, Harry. I enjoyed learning about Liana.

Liana said...

Thank you Harry! It's my first time tour and I am thrilled!

Lea Schizas - Author/Editor said...

Yia sou, Liana, ti kaneis?

It's great to meet another Greek fellow author.

Loved your cover. Was this designed by you?

kathy stemke said...

Great post, Harry. Liana is an interesting lady.

Welcome to the Virtual Book Tour Liana. I'm looking forward to getting to know you more.

Harry Gilleland said...

Vivian, Lea, & Kathy,

Thank you all for dropping by and leaving comments. It is much appreciated!



Harry Gilleland said...

Greetings, Liana ~

I hope you approve of this first post. :-)

Please contact me via email ( hgilleland@gmail.com ). I'd like to discuss some items with you.



Liana said...

Thanks, Vivian, Kathy and Lea. Yes, I designed the cover and did all the illustrations. That's the fun of it. I once had cartoon lessons in UK and I love drawing and painting.

Liana said...

Hi Harry,
I've just emailed you-hope you got it.

Nancy Famolari said...

Love Liana's drawings. Nice to learn about here. Great job Harry!

Liana said...

Thank you Nancy; I visited your site and read about Kevin. Great work!