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...

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 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...

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...

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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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