Beware the Wytches Roone

Beware the Wytches Roone

Dear reader.

It is so. There is news about the wicked witch. Hilda’s seventeenth story is out in the open and ready for your perusal and entertainment.

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The Wytches Roone.

Don’t play with one unless you want to go on an adventure you are not prepared for.

An invitation for King Walt to attend a festival in the queendom of Flamburgia is the start of a chain of events. Queen Velma shows a new side of herself, and Hilda and friends end up in a very strange world where nothing is normal. They didn’t mean to go there, but when a Wytches Roone is involved there is no telling what will happen, nor where you’ll go. The problem of course is: how do you get home?

You can find the book in the following places online:

The paperback is still in the works, but I’ll announce it when that’s available.

It should happen. Next week.

It should happen. Next week.

Dear reader,

It’s been a while. Hilda. The wicked witch. However! The plan is that next week, on Saturday, January 9th, the new book comes out. Part 17 of the series. For this reason I will treat you to the cover of this new book today:
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What is this story about?

An invitation for King Walt to attend a festival in the queendom of Flamburgia is the start of a chain of events. Queen Velma shows a new side of herself, and Hilda and friends end up in a very strange world where nothing is normal. They didn’t mean to go there, but when a Wytches Roone is involved there is no telling what will happen, nor where you’ll go. The problem of course is: how do you get home?

Christmas and stuff

Hi folks,

William the wizard here for a change. Hilda and I would like to take the opportunity to wish all of you a magical Christmas with lots of fun, happiness, good food and wine – even if you have to water it down a bit, you know. It’s something you get used to see.

To stay in the spirit a bit Hilda asked me to get you a bit of present, a bit of Christmas and a bit of dragon, so there you go.

Christmas Dragon

And of course no festive day is complete with cats.

cats

Happy holidays everyone. And keep things shiny! (Guess who made me say that.)

William the Wizard.

Hilda – the movie. (I know… dream on, writer)

Dear reader,
Hilda the wicked witchIt’s not my intention to give you hopes that may never come true. I just want to share a dream with you. Perhaps a dream we can only dream, but at least I’ll be in good dreaming company.

It is the dream of almost every writer I know to hear that his or her work will be transformed into a film. It probably won’t come as a surprise that I would love to see Hilda on the big screen. And the smaller ones after that. So much has happened after the first short story about the wicked witch that I think she has earned the right to appear in a film. And that brought me to asking around a bit. The question I had was:

“Who would be a good actress to play Hilda?”

I had several responses, and I would like to share those with you. A very good one was:

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Bette Midler in Hocus Pocus

Bette Midler.

She did a great witch in “Hocus Pocus”.

I can see her do wonderful Hilda provided the teeth are altered a little bit. 😉

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Evanna Lynch in Harry Potter

Evanna Lynch.

Known to most people from the Harry Potter films. She has the right amount of oddness (she proved that) and quirkiness to be Hilda.

Yes. A Hilda the Wicked Witch film. Really. I’ll dream on a little longer and then go back to writing book 18 in the series…

Hilda 16 – Here is chapter 1.

Dear reader,

Hilda16_the youngeryears_320As is the custom on this blog / website, it is time for me to reveal to you the first chapter of this new book.

I hope it is not too disappointing for you. Trust me, Carol (my precious editor) and I have worked very hard on this one. We hope you appreciate our efforts.

But most of all we hope you appreciate learning about

Hilda’s Younger Years.

Read more

Hilda 16 – The Cover!

Yes, dear reader,

It is that time again. A new book about the Wicked Witch is about to make it to the spotlights, as long as there are spotlights on Amazon, Smashwords, Barnes & Noble and all the other usual places.  May I present:

Hilda 16 the younger years

We all know the many adventures our beloved witch has survived so far. Some alone, some with Babs and quite a few with William and the cats. But what do we know of Hilda’s younger years? Before she was born? And more importantly: after she was born?
The answer to those questions are awaiting your reader’s eyes. Discover the origins of ‘shiny’ and ‘crappedy crap’ and many other things concerning Hilda who became the world’s most favourite Wicked Witch.

A good day so far

Dear reader,

So far today has turned into a good day, despite some not so wonderful news yesterday.

I have started writing a story that plays in my hometown of Cuijk. It goes well, and this afternoon I got on my bicycle and pedalled over to the library where I sat myself down and wrote more on that story. Here’s the view from where I sat:

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Perhaps you can’t believe the joy I had sitting there. The street you see crosses a street called Aleida street and that appears in my story.

That is not all I did. I finished all the final edits on Hilda’s 16th story and I have started to compile the actual books for the story. The cover is already made, the e-book is as good as done and I am working on the paperback for whom likes the real books instead of a file on their e-reader. For the paperback I may change the backside from now on but I’m not yet certain. Time will tell.

Next to this the rework of Hilda’s 17th story is going on, as well as writing book 18 of the Wicked Witch. If you think that I am bored I implore you to think again. Have a wonderful weekend from me, a Holy Bejeebus from William and a Crappedy crap from Hilda!

Hilda 15!!

Hilda 15!!

Dear reader,

It’s finally arrived: the latest edition of Hilda’s adventures – Raggedsock – is now available all over the world and perhaps a few other places!

Hilda - RaggedsockAs you may expect by now, Hilda and William will be facing new strange people and this adventure takes them to a faraway land where they will face all kinds of new problems to deal with. Of course our witch isn’t the feeble kind so things should work out in the end. I think.

From the distant land of Nihon a visitor comes by Hilda’s and Wiliam’s door. An almost similar one visits someone else in Fairy land. This is bound to become the start of a new adventure for the wicked witch and her wizardly companion. A journey brings them to ice, monsters and people with axes and swords. After Raggedsock your life will not be the same any more!

If your socks aren’t ragged enough, please join me in a mad dash to either of these locations where there are lots of socks available for you: SmashwordsAmazon.comBarnes & NobleApple iTunesKobo books and in print at Lulu.com!

It’s cover-time

It’s cover-time

Dear reader,

It’s that time of book again. Cover-time. Or perhaps uncover-time. I proudly hand you the cover of the new book about Hilda the Wicked Witch and her wizard William!

Hilda – Raggedsock

As you may know, this means that next week the first chapter will appear on this website, for each and everyone to read. I hope to see you then!