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Mary Anastasiou

Author of the 'I want to be...' series of picture books,
Mary Anastasiou has been telling stories her whole life.

From the outlandish and silly tales she told as a child growing up in Melbourne, Australia, to the response–driven marketing copy she delivers in her career as Creative Director at Imagine Creative.

The arrival of her son Luke in 2008 inspired Mary to fulfil her lifelong dream of writing fun, inspiring, and motivating stories that made him “giggle ‘til his belly hurt.” She hopes her books inspire your little ones to do the same.

Originally self published in 2016, Mary's first book 'I want to be a Rock Star' was picked up by indie publishing company Larrikin House and republished in 2019.

Mary joined the Larrikin House team as Creative Director in 2019 and has since then, been responsible for their Design and Production department.

Her wish to bring heartfelt stories and beautiful picture books which engage, inspire and empower little ones is now realised through helping others fulfil their publishing dreams.