February 7, 2018

February has already started, and although I’ve welcomed the new year with family festivities and good year resolutions and all weeks ago, it is now, while Aruba is celebrating its 64th Carnival Season, that I seem to realize ... 2018 is here! Three hundred and twenty-...

December 13, 2017

Over the years, I’ve experimented a lot with different publishing possibilities. And not even intentionally. Somehow, I’ve been fortunate to have opportunity come knocking on my door several times. In 2010, when the iPad just made its entrance into the digital world, I...

November 30, 2017

The year 2017 was certainly one of the most magical years of my life so far, in so many ways. The photo above illustrates main character Ma Yaya the healer from my latest publication ‘Overal Monsters en Spoken' (Monsters and Spooks Everywhere), a sh...

November 24, 2017

“Nature, just like us, is a living being that can't talk to express its right to exist, but that doesn’t mean it hasn’t got these rights"

The message above was my introduction statement as the third candidate for a political movement I joined this year: RAIZ (...

May 30, 2017

Someone told me that I was aging gracefully, another said I should cover it up because I’m still too young to go gray (or did that person meant I was too young to grow old?)  With a new birthday coming up and gray hairs spreading like wildfire, I thought about time and...

November 28, 2016

What a lovely, no... What an amazingly wonderful Children’s Book Festival we all had this year! I didn’t know what to expect from the theme​ Grandmas and Grandpas - Forever Young . I must say, I’m in total awe :D Every school I’ve visited, the library, the book st...

September 26, 2016

Last Wednesday, September 21, I had the great honor and pleasure to present my newest book ‘Overal Opa’s en Oma’s’ (Grampies and Grannies Everywhere) to our acting governor, Mrs. Ella Tromp-Yarzagaray

Mrs. Tromp-Yarzagaray has been following my writing career sin...

September 14, 2016

Hi Everyone! How are you all doing? I’ve missed you, it’s been a while. But as you can see, I’ve been busy.

Returning visitors: How do you like my freshly revamped site? 

New visitors: Welcome aboard! Let me know if you need anything. 

Blog Followers: I moved my One Happy...

October 6, 2011

The Netherlands is celebrating its 57th Children’s Book Week from October 5th till the 15th in 2011, while in Aruba we have the Children’s Book Festival for the 19th time, starting on the 31st of October till November 4th. Both events encourage children to read an...

June 27, 2011

When I started working on this project, I didn’t have a clue where the story would take me. I had an idea, a starting point, something my grandfather told me his father told him: a sparkle! I surely didn’t expect this little spark to ignite a flame of possibilities, bu...

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There is nothing -- absolutely nothing -- half so much worth doing as simply dreaming about in words. In or out of 'em, it doesn't matter. Nothing seems really to matter, that's the charm of it. Whether you get published, or whether you don't; whether you finish what you’ve started or whether you create something else, or whether you never write anything down at all, you're always busy …" 

- Inspired by the words of Ratty to Mole in Wind in the Willows, a children's book by Kenneth Grahame (1859-1932)

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