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Do you feel like reading a non-fiction book?

‘Mijn eerste lijk is gelukkig vers’ (‘Fortunately, my first corpse is fresh’) is a book about my adventures as a public prosecutor. Do you want to know how it really works in the DA’s office? What it’s like to be present at an autopsy? What it feels like to be at a bloody crime scene? This book describes murder and manslaughter cases, vice cases and how the police go under cover to solve a gruesome murdercase. But it is also a book about the doubts and dilemmas of this hectic job, about funny and sometimes even hilarious moments in court and about heartwrenching events in and outside of the courtroom. A very personal look into a world that normally remains closed. On Bol.com, the Dutch Amazon, the book gets more than 4 stars (4,2).

In ‘Het jaar van de uil’, ‘The year of the owl’, you can read about a series of miraculous events that happened to me after my father died. It’s a book about an unbreakable father-daughter bond, about resilience after having hit rock bottom and about a personal transformation process that eventually leads to my decision to leave my job as a DA in order to follow my writer’s heart. On bol.com the book gets almost the maximum amount of five stars (4,8).

According to the appreciation of readers, both books are a good choice.

Maybe you like them too! Also available as e-book (‘Mijn eerste lijk is gelukkig vers’ € 13,99, ‘Het jaar van de uil’€ 9,99).

Dutch bookpresentation ‘The year of the owl’ in retrospect (2)

This very cute little screech owl feels well at ease next to his fellow species on the cover of my book…

Dutch bookpresentation ‘The year of the owl’ in retrospect (1)

Consider this: one author with an obsession for owls, one book about a miraculous transformation in which an owl plays the leading role and one real eagle-owl…All mixed together, you get a memorable afternoon with many a goosebumps moment  

English version of ‘Het jaar van de uil’ is ready!

The English translation of my book is ready, so now I’m going to start looking for a wonderful literary agent or publisher who believes in its international potential as much as I do. ‘The year of the owl’ is a true story about love, loss and resilience. It’s a tale that offers consolation, hope and strength. But it’s also a chronicle about the unbreakable father-daughter bond and a miraculeus event full of beauty and wonder in which an owl plays a leading role.

Thanks to the magical events described in this book, I eventually left my steady job as a public prosecutor to become a writer. I can honestly say that I have never been hampier!

So if you are thinking about following your heart but don’t know how or you do not (yet) have the courage, this book will inspire you to take a (first) step in the right direction.