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-...

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 (...

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...

June 23, 2011

The fourth and latest edition of this collection of poems, rhymes, raps and songs about the island of Aruba is part of the 25 years of Aruba’s Status Aparte Celebration Program 2011. This special Silver Edition will be distributed to all elementary schools on the islan...

April 13, 2011

What do newborn kittens have to do with writing? More than you think.A few days ago – four to be exact – my husband found a nest of newborn kittens in an old box on top of our storage cupboard. He heard meowing and went on a seeking quest till he discovered five really...

April 11, 2011

This year, the Ministry of Culture in Aruba presented a new award for local artists: the Premio J.C. Lampe. Juan C. Lampe, better known as “Padu Del caribe” or “Padu” is the multi-talented composer of our National Anthem: Aruba Dushi Tera. This new national prize, name...

January 5, 2011

A very special thanks to you, my faithful readers, for sticking with me through short, long and no posts at all. Here we are in the first week of a new year filled with resolutions, positive perspectives, dreams, hope… isn’t it a wonderful place to be? A new start! 😀


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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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