About Jen Minkman:
Jen Minkman was born in Holland, in the town of Alphen aan den Rijn. When she was 19, she moved between The Hague, Salzburg (Austria), Brussels (Belgium) and Cambridge (UK) to complete her studies in intercultural communication. She is currently a teacher of English, career counselor and teenage coach at a secondary school in Voorburg, Holland. She tries to read at least 100 books a year (and write a few, too!). She is a published author in her own country, and translates her own books from Dutch into English.
In her spare time, Jen plays piano, guitar and violin. For every novel she writes, she creates a soundtrack. In her own words, "I have always been drawn to writing. My first book was a sci-fi novel at the age of eight, which I painstakingly typed out on my dad's typewriter and illustrated myself. Nowadays, I stick to poetry, paranormal romance, chicklit and/or fantasy. In my home country, I am the first-ever published writer of paranormal romance, and I will gradually make my books also available in English. (I have to re-write and translate the books myself, which will take some time!)"
To know more about Jen Minkman's views on writing and creativity, please see October 2013 Resident Writer Q & A.