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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...

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...

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...

June 9, 2011

Shout it out! Or just ‘shut up’? Should I wait till the signed book contract is returned? Or, till the hard copy rests in my hands? Am I allowed to cheer aloud when my newest creation is in the bookstores? Or, should I wait for the reviews first? 

When is the right...

November 5, 2010

Listen, talk, care and share 
Give your child the love of books 

Yes, it’s November! The month of books and children and families and the pleasure of reading… and Buki Bum! This Sunday, November 7th, Aruba will be BUMbarded again with lots of books… for freeeeeee! And t...

October 28, 2010

Dear Readers,

This will be my first blog post with video! YAY :D 


I only had a video camera with me on this memorable day. Warning: it’s not HD, but I think the content is important enough to share with friends, colleagues and especially families dealing with children w...

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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)