Part 4 – The Years in Greece


Marjorie's studio in Dionysus, Athens
    In February 1999 her husband, Johann, accepted a position with a pay-TV company in Greece, and they moved to Athens. Their house up the mountain, in Dionysos, had a large loft with a view over the Greek mountain ranges to the north. This loft became Marjorie's art studio.


The view out of the studio window - Delphi is at the furthest mountains. 

    She celebrated the new millennium with a commission from the Greek publishing house Patakis to illustrate her first three children’s books for young Greek readers. The first two appeared in September and December 2000 and the third, a Greek translation of Katherine Paterson’s The King’s Equal, appeared in December 2001.


    In her new environment Marjorie once again became very active in organisations for children’s literature. She was the regional advisor of the Greek branch of the SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators), headquartered in Los Angeles, USA, and she was involved in organising an international children's book book conference held on the Greek island of Hydra in June 2002.

    Marjorie and Johann lived in Greece until 2003.

Steve Mooser - President of SCBWI at
the 2002 SCBWI Greece conference
held on the Greek Island, Hydra.







Marjorie (RA of SCBWI Greece 2000 to 2003) Bridget Marzo (writer & illustrator), Tony Ross (writer & illustrator) and Harriet Barton (HarperCollins US -  Art Director) at the 2002 SCBWI Greece conference held on the Greek Island, Hydra.


Greek dinner during the conference
Marjorie, Paddy Bouma (Illustrator) Di Hofmeyr (writer) with one of the Greek illustrators that attended the conference

Marjorie and Erzsi Deak - International RA chairperson