Authors of zilverspoor
MEET THESE AUTHORS AT ZILVERSPOOR
On a quest for fantasy books? Or do you prefer horror or science fiction? For exciting worlds and beautiful stories written by Dutch authors you visit the stand of publishing companies Zilverspoor. You can find the publisher in the Dealer Hall with a stand lager than ever. Of course, as tradition, the authors will be present for book signing.
Cocky van Dijk
Cocky van Dijk lives for stories. Not only is she the publisher of Zilverspoor and Zilverbron, she also edits and writes. In short, she is into stories every day. Of course, she is bringing along her latest book, the collection of short stories Brain Phantoms. And she likes to talk about it. It is a collection of all kinds of stories she has written over the years. The themes that run through the book are: change, liberation, 1001-nights, and especially humour. Of course, The Death Society part 1, Shadow Warrior, is also there. With this, Cocky has started a new series. The idea for The Death Society came about after a spelling error. The word stuck and expanded into a magical world where Shadow Warriors rule over death in a brotherhood, about Silver Runners who try to help lost souls. But most of all it's about Ranah, Rorrick and Si'denn who are all trying to find their place in the world, while their lives are turned upside down. They have nothing to do with each other, until their life threads entwine with all its consequences. Cocky will be signing her books on Saturday and Sunday at the Zilverspoor stand.
Django Mathijsen (1966) started writing science fiction stories as a logical sequel to the hundreds of popular science articles he has written. Over the years he has won many prizes for his stories, some of which were written in collaboration with Anaïd Haen. With her, he now has more than twenty titles to his name, both for children and for adults. Besides in the Netherlands, his work has also been published in America and other countries. He graduated in engineering from TU Eindhoven and worked as a jazz organist. In addition, he was a technical consultant to the TV programme 'Robot Wars'. Besides Once upon what will come and the Decadentia series, Django's technothriller Roboright will also be on display at Zilverspoor Publishers' stand. Django Mathijsen will be signing books on Saturday and Sunday.
Dutch author J. Sharpe (1986) is a multiple award nominee and Amazon Bestselling author of suspense novels. He is best known for how he blends themes and elements from two or more different genres in his books, including Eden (nominated for a Bastaard Award), Syndrome (nominated for a Harland Award and Bastaard Award) and Broken Memory (also nominated for a Harland Award). So far Sharpe has published thirteen novels and several short stories in The Netherlands and Belgium. His work is translated in English, Spanish, Portuguese and Italian and a few of his books are also available in braille.
Jeroen Vreijling writes exciting fantasy books for young people. His books are smoothly written with a humorous twist. With his debut Dragonweed, he participated in the 2012 Writers' Competition of "Luitingh Fantasy" and "Magic Tales" and reached the shortlist. In 2017 the book was published by Zilverbron. The second part, Witches Stone, has also appeared in the meantime. This part can also be read separately. Jeroen is currently working on the third and final part. In Dragonweed man, elf and dwarf fight over the magical dragon's herb, with which the power over the dragons can be won. The girl Amy accidentally encounters a dragon and discovers the secret of the herb. She tries to devise a plan to stop the raging war between the peoples of the world. Meanwhile, dwarf Björn is sent out to find out why a dragon has suddenly appeared in their underground corridors. This brings him into a bigger adventure than he could ever imagine. Jeroen will be signing his books on Saturday and Sunday at the Zilverspoor stand.
Kelly van der Laan
In 2020, Kelly van der Laan published a cross-genre short story collection called Lost Souls on the Zilverspoor label, featuring stories written over the years for story contests, including the 2013 Fantastels Story Contest winner, Pink Water. The stories range from fantasy, to sci-fi, to urban fantasy, to horror, and back again - and they're about very ordinary people in very unusual situations. And, of course, she has the Lentagon trilogy with her. In 2022, the first part of a new modern fantasy diptych will follow, starting with The Price of Water. Kelly will be signing her books on Saturday and Sunday at the Zilverspoor stand.
Dianne Arentsen is busy creating stories on a daily basis and already has several books to her name. In her series Het patroon, you are taken into the unique world of Sondar with different characters, strange creatures and an original magic system. She has also written the children's book Fort Enigma. This is an interactive story full of adventure, in which you go criss-cross through the book. As a reader, you are assigned a lector, a robot buddy that you can control and that you can use to help the main character win a tournament at Fort Enigma. There are no chapters, just rooms. By solving puzzles and riddles along the way, you can discover where the story continues. Including QR codes for online games and other fun extras. Dianne will be signing her books on Saturday and Sunday at the Zilverspoor stand.
Kim ten Tusscher
After eleven books, Kim ten Tusscher is an indispensable member of the Dutch fantasy scene. With the Lilith trilogy - the series in which dragon-changer Lilith tries to escape the horrors of war - she gathered a large fan base. The story also marked the start of an exploration of this world. Hunter & Prey followed and currently Kim is finishing Tales of Doom. Blind, the penultimate volume in this series, was published during the lock-down. Kim's books are distinguished by the lifelike characters and a battle in which the difference between good and evil is never entirely clear. Hope and the power of friendship are also always present in the stories.Vonk Magazine about the Tales of Doom: "For me, Blood is the peak of traditional fantasy now being written in Dutch. It's great that so many other subgenres are being explored and so many challenging worlds are being built. But that there is a book with great battles, dragons, political intrigue, and a mysterious history, that just feels nice." Kim's debut Hydrhaga and all parts of the Lilith trilogy are also available in English. The end of this magical epic will be released in April. Kim will be signing her books on Saturday and Sunday at the Zilverspoor stand.
Larissa Klein Bennink
Larissa Klein Bennink has always loved stories. Both as a child and nowadays, she can regularly be found with one or more books in her bag (because what if that one book is finished on the way?). Larissa feels especially at home in the fantasy genre. When she's not reading a book, she's writing her own stories. She does this for Dungeons & Dragons, LARP, and of course her own books. Meanwhile, her first book in the Revolution series has come out: Inauguration. What if the heir to the throne of a country where magic is illegal turns out to be a magician? And what if the heiress befriends the crew of an air pirate ship? Initiation is the beginning of a steampunk fantasy series that focuses on friendship, adventure, the threat of civil war and making your own choices. Be quick to grab the goodies that come with the book, because Larissa only made a limited number of them. Or stop by for a chat. Times are changing. The Revolution is here. Larissa will be signing her books on Saturday and Sunday at the Zilverspoor stand.
As the author of two book series, Peter ends up in wonderful adventures. In his capacity as Peter DeWillis, he recounts the magical world in The Books of Terra Fabula. Disguised as Gustaaf Glibber, he takes us to monsters with hearts of gold in Griezel & Co. Through his profession as a maker and teacher, Peter works at various theatre and film schools where he coaches students to create stories using various media. The world of imagination is where he lives every day, surrounded by beautiful stories. Peter will be signing on Saturday and Sunday.
Roselynd Randolph used to devour boys' books which she found much more exciting than the literature for girls, She developed a preference for mystery, horror stories and of course fantasy. This led to the publication of her first book in her werewolf trilogy The Books of the Varulven in 2013. After werewolves, she now writes about demons. She takes you on a quest again in her world of dark urban fantasy. This time we try to find the answer to the question: if you manipulate the present, can you prevent evil from the past from infecting the future? Rosalynd Randolf will be signing her books on Saturday and Sunday at the Zilverspoor stand.
Mathias Maho is a thirty-year-old Flemish author at Zilverbron publishers. His favourite genre for both writing and reading is fantasy, a nice way to take a break from the daily stress and bustle of reality. But besides writing, he has another hobby, namely animals. He is a great animal lover: from fish and rats to rabbits, dogs and horses. Like reading and writing, they help him to relax after a busy day. Sometimes with a lick or a paw, other times with a sniff or a cuddle. Writing is the combining of influences in a story and that is what he has done. His first book, Riders of the Night - Relics of the Past, takes you to a post-apocalyptic world full of magic and darkness. In it, three people, together with their horse and soul animal, must save the world from nasty demons, possessed by evil magic. As a child, Mathias always liked to imagine how animals would talk, so as a writer he has given free rein to that fantasy. Every animal has its own character and he likes to let this surface in his stories. Maybe come to our stand and awake the soul animal in you! Mathias will be signing his books on Saturday and Sunday at the Zilverspoor stand.
Suzanne (1988) made up stories when she was very young. The writing started as fanfiction. The stories of Light and Shadow originated in Ireland where she lived a few years ago. She has always loved the fantasy genre and wants to write many more books in it. Suzanne's first book, Connected, is about Eylin and Abigail who live deep underground in a bunker. The world above is said to be a cruel and especially dangerous place. But Abigail and Eylin find out that life in the bunker could be even more dangerous. You must read this exciting book! Suzanne is already busy plotting the next part which is planned for 2023! Suzanne will be signing her books on Saturday and Sunday at the Zilverspoor stand.
When she was nine, Gaby Raaijmakers moved to an old house in Belgium, where there was enough inspiration for many stories. This is where fantastic stories were created. Through the years, writing became more and more serious, and she followed a part-time course at the School of Writing. With this experience, she entered writing competitions and was repeatedly complimented for her original worlds. And this is reflected in her completed trilogy in which the colour of your eyes determines who you are and what status you have. Gaby will be signing her books on Saturday and Sunday at the Zilverspoor stand.
Anaïd Haen (1966) writes about everything that fascinates her, for every age and in every genre where a story wants to be told. If she really had to choose, it would be science fiction, closely followed by fantasy, because in those genres she can invent worlds, characters and circumstances to the fullest. She often does this together with author Django Mathijsen who, just like Anaïd, has won many story contest. With him, she has written more than twenty books and dozens of short stories. Their science fiction collection Once upon what will come contains stories with which they scored high, both nationally and internationally. But their wonderful series Decadentia is one you won't want to miss. Anaïd Haen will be signing her books on Saturday and Sunday.
Inge de Vries
Inge de Vries learned to read when she was four years old, and has never stopped. As a child, she already wrote stories and read everything that came her way. Her love for music drove her to the conservatoire, where she studied classical music. She works as an oboe teacher, teaches music in schools and plays in a symphony orchestra. She is married to a guitarist and has two lovely children. She expresses her passion for writing in press releases, brochures and website texts for the arts centre where she works in the communications department. She also likes to write historical fantasy with a touch of magic. She loves fancy dress parties and chocolate, eats nothing that comes from the sea and would jump on a chair if she saw a rat. Her debut Shadow of the Lahr plunges you into a historical world full of breathtaking landscapes, powerful symbolism, believable characters and a touch of magic. An enchanting book, in which nothing is what it seems. Inge will be signing her books on Saturday and Sunday at the Zilverspoor stand.
Natascha van Limpt
Natascha van Limpt studied archaeology and specialized in the anthropology and archaeology of Central and South America. And this is clearly noticeable in her books in which she incorporates the influences of this in pirate stories. And that results in a rich world and adventurous and exciting stories. Meanwhile, her series Luotisade has been completed and she has written a historical novel, which again features pirates. Feycke, a minister's daughter, ends up on a ship full of wicked men. How is she to hold her own in this rough life? Natascha will be signing her books on Saturday and Sunday at the Zilverspoor stand.