Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I’m a dutch author who write suspense novels and am best known for the fact that I blends themes and elements from two or more different genres in my books, including the bestseller Eden (nominated for a Bastaard Award), Syndrome (nominated for a Harland Award and Bastaard Award) and Broken Memory (also nominated for a Harland Award).
My work is often compared to that of Stephen King, Peter Straub and Dean Koontz, although I’m known for his own distinctive style.
So far 13 novels and several short stories have been published in The Netherlands and Belgium.
My work is translated in English, Spanish, Portuguese and Italian. A few of my books are also available in braille.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
The name is Eden. It’s a post-apocalyptic suspense novel inspired by faith. It has a lot of hidden references to the bible, although its a suspense novel.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I only can write when its absolutely quite, but i’m not shure if thats so unusual.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Stephen King, Dean Koontz and a lot of dutch genre writers.
What are you working on now?
I’m working on a new suspense novel (in Dutch) but in the next few months, a lot of translations will be available too.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
Do you have any advice for new authors?
I will quote Stephen King here: write and read a lot.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Never give up. I, no. Cheese, right?
What are you reading now?
The girl next door by Jack Ketchum.
What’s next for you as a writer?
Going global with my translations.
If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and allowed to take 3 or 4 books with you what books would you bring?
Any books of Stephen King, Dean Koontz or Joe Hill will do.
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