When I was just a boy, writing was already foremost on my mind. When my parents took me places, I would write down whatever we had done and visited. Already then I was pretty much aware of what I wanted to do in life.
But if you start writing fiction stories, as I began to do, what kind of stories? If I tell you that I chose, with a very sane mind, to spend my college years in Scotland, then that says a lot, I think. Scotland lured me, like the Sirens did in the old Greek mythology. The Celtic myths and legends appealed to me – not to mention all those haunted castles and scary monsters.
What’s behind reality as we can experience it, has also always fascinated me. When I was a reporter for Dutch national magazines, I managed to convince my editors to let me write about all that stuff. So I typed stories about ghosts, curses, magic, clairvoyance, unexplained mysteries, and lots more.
That was also inspiring for my fiction tales. My first attempts were short stories, usually about ordinary situations, which then turn out to be not so ordinary anymore.
My short stories became novels, but the ingredients of the stories remained the same – and I will keep on writing about mystery and suspense as long as I’m able to.
If you think of reading my stories, what am I promising you? Well, for starters: that I’ve done my utmost to give you a satisfying, exciting read. Something out of the ordinary will happen, something odd – or something very scary. You’ll want to know how it turns out.
And I promise you that my stories are easy reads. I don’t like using big words myself, so why bother you with it? I’ll try to hook you right at the beginning of any story, and not lo anymore.
What authors can you compare me with? You know, that’s very difficult for me to say. However, I am not ashamed to admit that I’ve always enjoyed the works of Stephen King and Dean Koontz tremendously, and some of their styles is surely visible in my stories.
I’d be grateful if you decide to read one of my books. If you’ve already done so and you liked it, please, pick up the next book!
To everyone with any interest at all in my stories, I say humbly: thank you so much.
Without you, I’d be nowhere.