Born into a family of business people, I started the Dutch publishing company Film Agenda, then became a successful entrepreneur in real estate development. Later, facing rough times from a divorce and almost going bankrupt, I began to understand there is more to life than what money can buy. I realized that, particularly in a crisis, a connection with people who love and care is essential. In this fresh new mindset, I wrote my first novel, Cats of Amsterdam, based on my life. Written with warmth, love, and affection, this story about how to have a happier life is meant to provide readers as much fun in reading as I found in writing it. Let me know what you think.