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.
Nothing is what it seems and life is full of pitfalls and surprises. After many victories
Marieke has taken up writing again. After years of writing and dreaming, her wish has come true: her own book! Her story about Myra, Stefan and Or can be read in Stone of Shadows, the first book in the Keys of Destiny series. And in the meantime Marieke dreams and writes hard to complete the series.
Quote: "Darkness is not the absence of light, but the presence of evil."
Marieke signs on Saturday and Sunday at the Zilverspoor stand.
Books: Keys of destiny book 1, Stone of shadows.
Nanouk Kira writes fantasy about real people. Magic, faraway lands and strange creatures are certainly present, but for her, stories are always about the characters. She finds sociology, psychology and history very interesting, as well as a good dose of tension, drama and a bit of humor. A story is successful for her if the reader thinks about it, but also enjoys it. She sees books as a place to recognize the world and to disappear into.
And all this comes together in her book Walls of Ice.
Nanouk signs on Saturday and Sunday at the Zilverspoor stand.
Book: Walls of ice.
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.
Fantasy, darkness and emotion. Those are the characteristics of Sebastiaans stories. He was drawn to this type of story from an early age and it reflects in his books. Readers should be drawn into the story and feel as if they are the main character.
His fantasy series 'The stories of Auruco' is very popular with the public. The quadruple is definitely worth reading. Don't know him yet and are you looking for a great fantasy series? Then come by to take a look.
Sebastiaan signs on Saturday and Sunday at the Zilverspoor stand.
Books: The Stories of Auruco book 1, An Empire in Decline The Tales of Auruco Book 2, A Royal Betrayal The stories of Auruco book 3, An iron fist The stories of Auruco book 4, A flame in the darkness
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.
Salomon Corlyn is a fantasy fanatic with a great love for Dragons and a passion for strong Dwarf stories. He has been fantasizing about creating his own world since he was twelve. He was inspired by many fantasy books and films. His training as a history teacher also gave him many new insights. Because the history of our world is also made up of intriguing peoples, bloody wars and awe-inspiring figures.
His second book in the trilogy 'Magical balance' will be released at Heroes Dutch Comic Con. And it won't surprise you that this time the Dwarves play the leading role.
Salomon signs on Saturday and Sunday at the Zilverspoor stand.
Books: dragon flight Magical balance book 1, The city with two faces Magic Balance Book 2, The City of Shadow Dragons
H.M.C. Knight prefers to create worlds where anything is possible. So her stories usually have a magical touch. Yet she prefers to write about the world in which we now live. Her hobbies are the source of her inspiration. For example, she uses her knowledge of medieval swordsmanship as the basis for the action scenes in her stories. On the other hand, she has a love for technology and cars, so those elements should not be missing either. In her series R-Evolution, this comes together in a contemporary world with an imaginative touch, in which supernatural forces compete against modern technology.
H.M.C. Knight will be signing at the stand of publisher Zilverspoor all weekend
Books: R-Evolution Book 1, Iron on Fire R-Evolution book 2, Shadow without light
Those who love magic and fantasy have come to the right place with the books by Johan Lubbers. He writes smooth fantasy stories where a unique magic system is a signature part of his world building. Do not expect a traditional battle between good and evil in Johan Lubbers' books, but rather characters who make mistakes, learn and make their own decisions in an often dangerous and changing world.
In his series The Comet, humans are born under comet mages and must choose whether to rebel against a state that decides for them what they can do with their magic.
Johan's new book will be released at Heroes Dutch Comic Con: Zonnekracht book 1, Refugee.
Johan will sign at the stand of Zilverspoor on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Books: Solar power book 1, Refugee The Comet Book 1, Doctors of the State The comet book 2, Guardians of the fragment Faded glory
Julian ten Böhmer
Julian ten Böhmer has a preference for Fantasy. He likes books, music, sports and games. To immerse himself in language, he started studying Dutch. With his bachelor's and master's in his pocket, he is now a Dutch scholar. From a young age he read about medieval adventures and magical worlds. At the age of fifteen, he began writing a trilogy, inspired by his friends and family. The world of Malar was created.
Meanwhile, this year his trilogy has become complete and we are proud to present it to you. Come and visit us at the stand. Julian likes to tell you about 'The circle of four'.
Julian signs on Saturday and Sunday at the Zilverspoor stand.
Books: The circle of four book 1, The dinion. The Circle of Four Book 2, Forever. The Circle of Four Book 3, Purifier.
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.