Welcome! I'm Liliana Erasmus: 

writer, illustrator, content creator, reading promoter living and working in Aruba, and wherever adventure takes me. Thanks for visiting my site, an online portfolio of my published work and related activities


 I currently write for children of all ages in Papiamento, Dutch and English and illustrate children's books and promotional material. For travellers from all over the world, I blog about my island  Aruba, lifestyle, wellness and will be exploring new horizons soon.   


If you have an interesting writing and/or illustration project, feel free to

contact me, I'd love to hear about it. 

Sunny greetings,

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New Book!

Childrens Festival Book (stories & poems)

Ora Ubao Shell Island

2020, Levendig Uitgever

(Dutch & Papiamento)  


New Event!

“Amistad” (Friendship) 

Children’s Book Festival 2018

5- 9 November


New Project!

Sneak Peek of my newest adventure 

Amazon Kindle



Featured Content:


Interview From Up Above

October 17, 2016

For Aruba’s 14th Children’s Book Festival I was interviewed at a very unique location: the California Lighthouse! This was no coincidence. The interview was supposed to take place at my working place, but I picked the setting of one of my newest stories, due for publication shortly. The footage is in Papiamento.

"Grampies and Grannies Everywhere" Read Aloud

August 25, 2016

In utter anticipation of our (Jeroen's, Mariella's and my) book release of Overal Opa's en Oma's in The Netherlands and Aruba this fall, I just received this cute and cuddly warm up video to prepare myself for major reading marathon a.k.a the Children's Book Festival 2016.    

Breakfast Snatchers

August 20, 2016

I'm always on the lookout for Aruba's best places to eat, to hang out, to explore... It's my job, lucky me! :D Apparently, I haven't seen it all yet. If you too want to experience breakfast with a bunch of birds lurking at your bacon, let me know. It'll be my pleasure to share this fun-loving morning with you all.  

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December 21, 2017

Christmas Edition

Cadushi Festival is not just a market, it's an inspirational festival aimed at promoting conscious lifestyle and highlighting the importance of local artists, artisans, small business owners and creatives in general. We strive for community building, connection, and an abundance of positive energy...

Share and invite your friends & family & come join us on December 21st, from 6pm - 11pm at Baranca di Yerba! 

For more information, visit: https://www.facebook.com/cadushifestival/

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“Picture of the month” 

Aruba, 2020

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Voices & Choices ( with Marisol Lopez-Tromp, 2016) interview about my work, writing process and future plans

A Royal Affair (documentary, 200 years of Dutch Kingdom and Aruba's role in it, 2014) including interview about Sero Crystal, goldmining in Aruba and my book research

By Her Hand (documentary, the 

contributions of nine woman to improve the socioeconomic and cultural landscape of Aruba, 2012) including interview on my work, life and autism

Caraïbisch Uitzicht interview on the Kamishibai project 2012 

Leesplein.nl interview about my work 


Where in the world would you like to travel?

Since 2009, I’ve been writing articles and blogging for several travel publications, agencies and websites to highlight and give my beloved island Aruba global exposure. I’ve always been a fervent traveler, constantly dreaming about my next possible destination. That's why I’m delighted to announce my plans for this year, wherein I’ll be exploring the remaining wonders of this planet and sharing my stories with you, fellow dreamers and wanderers. For press trips, brand/product representation or related travel assignments, contact me and we’ll take it from there.        

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