Finally! After three years of hard labour, my new novel has finally seen the light of day here in the Netherlands. It is always with a feeling of expectancy mixed with trepidation that I await a new release of a new book. I mean, I’ve spent a lot of time and sweat working on these pages and it is always a thrill to find out what YOU the readers think of it. It has been out for a month or so and I’m very happy with the reviews so far. We’ve seen some good press coverage, both on and offline, as well as some attention on national radio here in Holland. It has been a tough last eight months since I last posted something on this blog. I suffered a massive stroke last Octobre from blood-clots to the brain. I was paralyzed on the left side of my body completely and been recovering ever since. It has been an enormous struggle and I’m still struggling with my left side and fatigue. I have gotten back to my drawing table, luckily I’m right-handed. Fortunately, my new book was finished before my mishap, otherwise I would still be struggling with it now. German, Arabic and Italian editions are already on their way. Let’s hope that all the publishers that carried my previous book, In the Pines, will also publish this one. I will keep you updated!
July 11, 2019