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30-9-2022 Mijn fourth book ANANSI is being prepared in Dutch - the Enlish translation will follow in due course. I recently visited the tropical country of Suriname to do research, and generally, enjoy the trip. To my surprise and delight, I was interviewed in the capital Paramaribo, by journalist Audry Wajwakana of the
local Dutch language newspaper De Ware Tijd.
Mijn fourth book ANANSI is being prepared in Dutch - the Enlish translation will follow in due course. I recently visited the tropical country of Suriname to do research, and generally, enjoy the trip. To my surprise and delight, I was interviewed in the capital Paramaribo, by journalist Audry Wajwakana of the local Dutch language newspaper De Ware Tijd.More about ANANSI in the Fiction page of this website
preliminary cover design for ANANSI
Recently, on a visit to the UK, I presented my good friend Chris O'Donoghue, author of the Sonny Russell series of thrillers, with a copy of Two Fathoms Deep. He took the book to the beach for reading and made this photo:
The English translation TWO FATHOMS DEEP of my third book (Drie meter zand in Dutch) is now available as a paperback from Amazon. I received the first proof prints on June 3, and made several changes to the text and the cover design, some on the advice of my agent. The book will eventually be made available on other Amazon marketplaces, and to booksellers in the UK and the USA.
This is the finalised cover of the new book:
The English translation TWO FATHOMS DEEP of my third book (Drie meter zand in Dutch) will shortly be published as a paperback on Amazon. I received the first printing proofs on June 3, and they look very good, only a few improvements being needed. I found a few more typos in the text, and the rear of the cover needs a few adjustments. Otherwise the book is well printed and finished. I will announce it in due course.
Here are a few photos of the Dutch version and the English proof print, which naturally is marked 'not for resale':
A friend told me that the Dutch version of TWO FATHOMS DEEP received a four-star review in the Vrij Nederland Thriller & Detective guide, published by a leading Amsterdam newspaper:
Over the weekend I attended the 50th anniversary of a sailing club I have been a member of for decades. The festivities included a sailing regatta, in which my boat acted as a start/finish boat, and I was armed with a huge air horn. On the Saturday evening I presented my books to the club, which was well received, and I even sold a few copies.
Manokwari as the start/finish boat, yours truly (in sunglasses) observing the finish line, and the contest in progress:
The book presentation:
Publication date of my third novel Drie Meter Zand (available in English as Two Fathoms Deep) was 25 April 2022.
Around the first of May, my third novel Drie Meter Zand (available in English as Two Fathoms Deep) will be published in Dutch, in paperback format.
Paperback versions of my books in English (at present available in digital form) are in preparation - my next project following publication of the Dutch book. I made a video trailer for the English version, which is available from Amazon/Kindle.
On November 18, 2021, I sent the Dutch manuscript of my third novel Drie Meter Zand (published in English as Two Fathoms Deep) to my publisher. Publication is planned in June 2022.
On September 20, 2021, I was interviewed by my literary agent, Hanneke van de Water, about my books:
On August 5, 2021, after Amazon/KDP resolved the problem regarding unpaid royalties, I re-issued my books on Amazon.com.
Effective from June 15, I have removed all my previously published books from Kindle (Amazon/Kindle Direct Publishing) due to an unresolved dispute with KDP over unpaid royalties. I will therefore seek another publication channel as soon as possible.
My novel TWO FATHOMS DEEP was published on 13 May, in English, in electronic book format on Amazon (Kindle).
My novel THE CARGO was published on 26 April, in English, in electronic book format on Amazon (Kindle).
My novel THE BATAVIAN was published on 13 March, in English, in electronic book format on Amazon (Kindle).
My novels THE BATAVIAN and THE CARGO will soon published in English, in electronic book format. A definite announcement will be made in due course. Previews can be downloaded from THIS page.
In addition, I wrote about my six months in a tramp ship back in 1976.