I am an author of Young Adult Fantasy and Romance books from The Netherlands. My Urban Fantasy YA debute The Guardians of the Gates, an ‘Elisabeth Bennet in Mortal Instruments’-story, is traditionally published in The Netherlands. Short stories have been published in different bundles, including a diversity bundel in 2018.
In 2019 I won a Watty Award for my fantasy fairy-tale retelling Song of the Swans, a mix of Stranger Things, Cinderella and a Knights Tale. In 2020 I started a project with ten other writers and initiated, contributed and managed to have a bundle of romance stories reviewed, edited and published within a month. All earnings will go WWF who sell it on their website, all earnings will be donated for wildlife restoration in Australia.
My books and stories contain action, romance and adventure and are targetted for a large audience (men, women, girls and boys) as the cast has also a wide range of ages, nationalities and gender. I have designed my own book covers in cooperation with a professional graphic designer, made my own book trailers and set-up my own marketing campaign.
I am always writing two books at the same time in different genre. Currently I am working on a contemporary feelgood and a historical romance with historical accurate characters and events set in Ireland.
My goal for 2021 is to get published by an English or US publisher and have my books translated in English. In addition, I am writing a screenplay for the first book I that has been published.
I am good at story development and developmental editing. English is not my native language so for grammar errors I am not the right fit and reach out to other writers/editors for review and consult.
I am proficient in pitching. I have had several successful pitches, resulting in a full request from a Hollywood producer (story concept), full manuscript request by one of the big five US publishers and a smaller US publisher after a PitMad pitch and full manuscript request by several Dutch publishers after a live pitch. I love to pitch, but unfortunately the requests never led to an international publishing deal or adaption in the movie industry.
I am here at Stage 32 to connect and learn, network, follow courses to develop my skills and have the latest info on what is relevant in the business. Reach out to me to connect, I am eager to get to know you, share my knowledge and learn from your.
Wattpad Watty Award