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 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...

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...

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...

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...

May 20, 2010

A few times a year, I get to be a spokesperson. And although I’d rather let my pen do the talking, I must say that speaking out for a good cause is not a waste of time, not at all, not for me.

School and library presentations, book signings are part of the job, and esse...

March 1, 2010

Last Saturday, I had my first book signing session of 2010 at one of Aruba’s finest bookstores and it was not an hour of sit-and-wait. This time it was even called ‘Children’s Book Festival at … with …’ for a change, and it worked! I didn’t have to look over the table...

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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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