A Dream Come True: My Publisher Bought My Thriller

Editor Roselinde Bouman, myself, and Maarten Boers at the contract signing

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Even the title of this post is a dream-come-true: being able to utter the words “my publisher”. But this is more than that.

I’ve dreamed of being a published author since I first understood that such a thing exists, so at least 40 years. I’ve been working towards that dream for almost a decade. I sold my first short story seventeen years ago, and am now approaching 35 short stories sold and published.

I decided to venture into the world of novel writing less than five years ago. Finished my first book, a Dutch thriller with the working title of “Klaverblad”, two and a half years back.

And today, almost exactly as planned, and well before my 50th birthday, I’ve signed a book deal with one of the major Dutch publishing houses, Meulenhoff Boekerij, whose Boekerij imprint will publish “Klaverblad”.

If all goes well, the book will be in stores this Fall.

My editor Roselinde Bouman, myself, and my agent Maarten Boers right after signing the contract.

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