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 short story collection based on this year’s Children Book Week 2017 theme: 'Gruwelijk Eng!' (Creepingly Scary!) Writing books and getting them published is one thing, but receiving an invitation to represent your island and sharing your stories abroad, is such a blessing one cannot even begin to describe. I’ve been participating with Aruba’s Children’s Book Festival for more than 10 years and as part of the Dutch Kingdom, our island has always invit
All Hands On Deck!
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)