Frank van der Meijden (1978) originally is a journalist and linguist. This resulted (after some years of experience in newspapers and magazines) in matching positions as a speech writer and language trainer. Later on he worked for the Dutch police and police academy (in communication) for more than fourteen years. The last few years in International Relations in corporation with foreign police forces.
He is a lecturer of applied sciences in Communication. He also composes music, publishes suspense fiction and writes scenario's.
He has written (and published) numerous short suspense stories, a horror novel and non fiction in The Netherlands.
He wants to go abroad as a director and scenarist.
He also is capable to be voice artist (and adviser) for Dutch parts in the script. He is orientating on acting.
Unique traits: Rock guitarist. Played church organ as a 12 years old (with Iron Maiden and Guns n' Roses as inspiration). Guilty pleasure as a writer: eerie stories. Human.
Strellus Fiction price (The Netherlands) best short story
Stephen King Tribute - Dutch horror fiction award
Guitarist - Best National Student Band in The Netherlands
Dutch Filmers Academy (Amsterdam)
TV College (Hilversum)
University of Applied Sciences Windesheim (Zwolle, The Netherlands)
Free University (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)