desperation crawls under her skin and robs her of worth not one ray of sunshine is left to show her where to go and find the light that night’s bleakest hour hides in that infinite sad while before dawn all she hears are the tacit words that bruise her heart words that break her and leave her nothing but the cruelest spurning of her self and no other choice than to cede her soul to the dark
Hurray! BOREAS EN DE VIER WINDSTREKEN (BOREAS AND THE FOUR WINDS) has been proofed and should be on its way to the printer now.
I am super excited about this third book in the Boreas series, which will come out mid April. Again, I’ve thrown Boreas in adventure after adventure on his trip around the world with his parents on their yacht the Argo. In BOREAS AND THE FOUR WINDS, the family sails from Miami up the East Coast of America all the way to New York, and back south again to Key West, Cuba, the Cayman Islands and Colombia. After passing through the Panama Canal they sail north to San Francisco for a short trip to the Sierra Nevada. The final destination of this third book is Hawaii. Will they arrive on Hawaii? I don’t know! Because… where did that hurricane come from?
The Boreas books are, of course, first and foremost super thrilling reads for all young adventurers out there, spiced with little fun facts. But I also slip a more serious theme in each book. The theme of the first book, BOREAS AND THE SEVEN SEAS, was taking decisions. The main theme of the second book, BOREAS AND THE THOUSAND ISLANDS, was leaving, and this time in BOREAS AND THE FOUR WINDS the theme is the nature and the environment.
Excited? Publication date is April 19 and I will share details about the book launch party in Amsterdam soon!
she walks into the sea to cleanse herself
from the hurt that flooded her
when he called her a
with handfuls of brine
she douses his vernacular, vile and full of harm,
erases it from her mind
barters the words for the soft-spoken sweetness
he used to ensnare her heart and soul
she’s not here to clear his conscience
she’s not here to lift his guilt
let him face the love he
crushed with his thoughtless thirst
she scours her body with sand and stone
struggles to escape the hissing voice
that tells her to let
his words rip her to
shreds and drown
in the force of a surf that will
steal her life
Interviewed by Australian author Dee White: International Author Sails in With Some Fabulous Writing Insights
By a strange coincidence, we both successfully applied for the SCBWI Nevada Mentorship Program and here we are pictured above.
As well as being a much-loved writer, Mina is also a huge advocate for children’s and young adult creators and the publishing industry.
In 2015 I was lucky to be invited by Mina to present a writing workshop at the second SCBWI Europolitan Conference she organised in Amsterdam. She is one of the three founding members of this bi-annual conference that offers a great opportunity for children’s book creators to connect with each other and with publishing professionals from all over the world.
Mina was Regional Advisor for SCBWI Netherlands for more than five years from 2011 to…
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