Panayiota Plissi was born in Athens.
She’s the daughter of the renowned cypriot poet, essayist and teacher Kyriakos Plissis
She took teaching studies in Greece and Cyprus.
She also took classes in acting and educational drama.
She worked as a teacher, and is now retired.
Writing children’s books is her main occupation.
Her first book ”The thief of dreams”won the Cypriot Ministry of Education and Culture 2004 award for childrens’ literarure.
Her book «I’m not a monster I tell you!’’ was written based on her experience of being a mother of a child having Asperger’s syndrome.
This book received the Cyprus state prize for children’s literature for 2011 and a praise from the Greek Children’s Book Circle. Educational material for children is created based on the book’s story. Furthermore was staged as a theater play in Cyprus by the theater troupe ‘Balomeni Tsepi’ directed by Marios Theocharous.
She has been awarded three times with the Cypriot Ministry of Education and Culture Award for children’s literature.
Twelve of her works have been published to this day. Two of them have been translated in italian by Constantina Mavrou and published by Edizioni Anicia in Roma.