[Maria Giakoumatos -Author and Creator]
Maria Giakoumatos is the author of the Midnight Waltz novels and creator of gorgeous spooky-themed art and accessories!
Favorite Anime: Fullmetal Alchemist, Neon Genesis Evangelion, and Slayers
Favorite Books: Salem’s Lot by Stephen King, Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, and 1984 by George Orwell
Favorite Series: Girl from Nowhere, Letterkenny and What We Do in the Shadows
Favorite J-Fashion Style: Gothic Lolita
Favorite Brands: (Japanese) Moi Meme Moitie, Atelier-Pierrot, and Alice and the Pirates (Western) Killstar, Dark in Love, and Demonia
Inspirations: Maria reveals, “With writing, I’m often inspired by romantic-era music, classic horror stories, and really just my daily adventures.” Maria continues, “For art and accessories, I love creepy cute things. I tend to create things I wish were already available to buy, so I just make them myself – odds are someone else in the world is wishing for them, too!”
Favorite Piece: “I obviously gotta go with my books, since I’ve spent the most time on them. Aside from my books, I really like how my Prince Stolas (the owl) turned out. He gets great reactions – both from people that know of him and from people who just think he is an owl with long legs.” describes Maria.
Future Releases: “My third book is still being drafted, but I’m hoping to release a little coloring book soon! My goal is a Crypticon debut (end of August). In the meantime, I’m always working on new art and accessories. I am hard at work to stock up inventory for Crypticon!”
Maria happily states, “I love interacting with my followers! Especially if you have purchased something I made and enjoy it, I love to hear back! It gives me an idea of what is going well, and it makes me happy to share my ideas and creations with people!”
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