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My latests junior novel was inspired by my concern for the environment and the young activists, who are making a difference.
Four of my published novels are based on historical facts and are set in the Netherlands during the Second World War.
One of the novels was inspired by a legend from the Island of Ameland. The chapter book was inspired by an old folk tale.
I still research and write about WWII, but I also feel compelled to write about the state of our planet and the species that are vanishing quickly if we don't take action.
Do you like my Three Little Pigs? They are Patch, Wrinkles and Dimples. Ever since we moved into our straw bale home, Patch, Wrinkles and Dimples have inspired me to write about the environment. The Piglets will keep you informed about any News.