In 1985, a little girl was born in the hospital in Coevorden, The Netherlands. Soon after, her father and mother took the little girl to their home in De Krim.
Together with her 2 sisters and her brother, they had many animals including dogs, cats, parrots, hamsters, turtles, fish, goats, sheep, chickens, rabbits, pigs, etc. You could say she grew up loving animals.
As a little girl and adolescent, she read the books of Paul van Loon and R.L. Stine and began writing short stories.
As she grew older, she continued to read the stories of her childhood heroes, but also made forays into Tess Gerritsen, Richelle Mead, Susan Ee, Harry Potter, and Maria V. Snyder.
The idea for The Claiming Ritual came when she was on a holiday in Lapland, and she noticed that the constant hum of all the electricity could not be heard. It was so quiet that she began to wonder what would happen if there wasn’t any electricity. She was able to weave her fascination with the military and World War II into the story, and thus The Claiming Ritual was born.
Currently, she still lives in De Krim with her husband Robin and their dog Harry, where she is still busy writing.