The magic of the Bull

Yes, dear reader,

It’s finally going to happen.

The English translation the book that’s become my labour of love for the town where I live. It’s going to be out for sale in all the usual places on March 25, so in 10 days.

What is this book about?

Cuijk, a small town in the Netherlands. After lightning hit the statue of the famous Exporum Bull, strange things are visible there… but not for everyone! Fleur, her brother Bram and even their parents experience something they could never have suspected in their wildest dreams.
Around the Bull things happen that bring back the past and also pose two major questions: “How do we get home?” and “Who looks after the dog?”

I hope you love reading about this Dutch family as much I enjoyed writing their story!

It happened yesterday. Hilda’s 19th adventure.

Yes, dear reader,

Here it is. The new Hilda-book, in which of course William, Baba Yaga and Shevaughn also have roles.

Hilda – Witches’ Myths

An odd book is the start of a new series of adventures for our magical heroes. A book acquired by William who can’t keep his hands away from books. Are you ready to meet Baba Yaga and Shevaughn again? Are you prepared to swim up one of the strangest rivers you’ve never seen? If you’ve said ‘yes’ to at least one of those questions, you’re ready to step into the world of Witches’ Myths where the most incredible of the incredible becomes credible. And deadly. Yes. Deadly. No other book in this series has more murder on its mind than this one. Do you still feel ready? Yes? Let’s go then.

The e-book is available at Smashwords, Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, (and DE, NL, IT, FR, ES, CA, AU), Barnes&Noble, Apple iTunes and Kobobooks.

If you are looking for the paperback, that’s available through Lulu.com.

 

Here’s how the writing’s going.

Dear reader,

I hope you will appreciate this little update on the progress of my writing projects. First:

Hilda’s 19th adventure.

Yes, it’s really coming. Final edits are just about done now and the creation of the actual books (e-book and paperback) is underway. This, I think, is also a good moment to sneak you a peek of the cover so you have an idea of the title of this book.

Okay. Here we go.

No more delay.

Tada!

Yes, the title of the new book is “Witches’ myths”. It is about the myths of witches, which is an entirely different ballgame from the myths that ordinaries deal with. You’ll read all about it as soon as possible! I might add that the moment of as soon as possible has a final date too. On February 1st of this year the e-books will be available at all the usual e-book holes! (The paperback will come when it’s ready, I am waiting for the proof print.)

The magic of the bull

This is progressing well. It is the translation of a Dutch fantasy story I wrote. I’m very proud of it. The story tells things of Medieval times and the Roman era, so if you want to brush up your knowledge on that, this is the book for you.

Wanted: hero

Wanted: heroDo you remember this book? Yes? Good.

I’ve written a sequel to it which I’m currently checking for the worst errors before Carol will go over it with her fine comb to take away the stupid things I left in there.

I’ll tell you that the title of the sequel will be “Wanted: adventurer”. Some ingredients of the story are Sabas and Reny (which should not be very surprising) and there will be more Artors.

It’s been hard work getting this story done in the way it should be done but finally the end is coming nearer. I hope to publish this book this year. No promises though.

Lily Marin – the second novel

Yes, there is going to be another steampunk novel around Lily and Billy.

As it was with the first book, this one is putting up a tremendous fight so it will take a lot of time to write and tame it. But it will be done!

And that wraps up the updates for me.

I hope you all are doing well in this new year and I look forward to telling you when Hilda’s Myths are available!

Paul

Hilda and her pirates!

Dear reader,

Hilda 18 320Suspense has been hovering over, under and to the left and right of everyone for a long time, I know this. Certainly you know this too. Today there is a temporary end to the waiting.

The latest book in the Hilda the Wicked Witch series has made it to our favourite e-book stores.

Book 18, ‘Pirates’, is now available through:

Smashwords, Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, (and DE, NL, IT, FR, ES, CA, AU), Barnes&Noble, Apple iTunes and Kobobooks. The paper edition is still in the works, I’ll let everyone know when that becomes available.

May you enjoy this new adventure of the witch and her friends. And be prepared for a very special appearance of someone who’s going to stay! 🙂

Hilda – Pirates. Chapter 1

Dear reader,

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As is my happy habit before the actual publication of a new book, I am more than happy to present to you the first chapter of a new book.

Hilda’s 18th story.

Pirates.

It’s about pirates, but not just them. We also have a dragon, Baba Yaga, King Walt and his dear wife, and a number of new people.

But now, without further dillying and dallying, here is chapter 1!

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Hilda’s 18th adventure. It’s coming soon.

Yes, dear reader,

Hilda’s 18 adventure is coming soon. Book 18 will be called ‘Pirates’ and it will feature pirates. This might be very obvious to many people but we’re referencing Hilda the Wicked Witch so anything might happen.

Let me first treat you to the cover which I have actually completed today:

Hilda 18 Pirates

What is this book about?

It’s amazing how the encounter with a big, stubborn dragon can bring about new adventures. Dragging a big, stubborn dragon around makes William and Hilda run into pirates, but unsurprisingly that encounter happens in the weirdest of places. Our magical couple will of course try to put everything in place again. However… odd magic, a dangerous witch and a particular queen don’t make that very easy.

Sail along with pirate captain Hilda and discover treasures in places where you might not expect treasures! She’ll get you ‘hooked’. Arrrr!

The e-book is currently being processed by the big processors of Smashwords and Amazon. I have set the publication date to August 2nd of this very year – yes, that’s next week Tuesday.

The print version of the book will come out a lot later. I didn’t want to keep all you e-readers waiting longer than necessary!

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?

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.

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