Born in Ouderkerk aan de Amstel, a suburb of Amsterdam, Netherlands. American dad, Nederlands mom. Moved to The States in 1976, and have had mixed feelings about it since. Love the US, still feel Dutch, try to combine both.
View the world through rose-colored glasses. I once tried to remove them, but found it to be caused by my eyes after all. Prognosis: no cure.
Summer is ending, school starting, and the world changing for Jesse and Marty. Their relationship has grown strong, and now they are trying to figure out how to present themselves to others. School introduces some new ideas, new thinking, and teachers that encourage them to expand their horizons. Friendships resume, grow, and lead in new directions. But no one is quite prepared for where they will go...
Derry and Caleb return to the moon of the red sun to assist the robot, Difris, in his search for the vanished civilization of the builders. This trip will take them farther from home than they - or any human - has ever been before...
It is 1943 Norway, and the land lies under the iron fist of the Nazi conquerors. Two schoolboys embark on a dangerous quest to fulfill the last wish of a special friend, and learn about the importance of duty and honor - and each other - on the journey.
Coby and David are off on another adventure for Mooi, the city spirit of Amsterdam. This time they are up against a plot against the entire human race, formulated by a disgruntled segment of the supernatural population. And this time, they have some magic of their own to wield!
The third tale in a series about Amsterdam, and the myths and legends of that ancient city.
It's 1948. Teens Frank and Joe Dane, sons of nationally famous private detective Ben Dane, are enjoying their summer vacation. But then their dad asks them to come along on a little trip up the coast, to a tourist town where strange things have been happening...and the boys are off on a mysterious case with two friends in tow.
Events take an immediate turn for the worse as it soon becomes obvious that someone is out to stop the investigation...someone willing to use any means at his disposal to win!
An homage to the Hardy Boys adventures that some of us read as kids, except that in this one, the boys are...um, well...you'll see.
Summer vacation had started out well for Derry and Caleb. There was much to occupy two adventurous boys in the rural landscape in which they lived. They had the woods, and the fields, and the waterways to occupy them.
And they had each other.
But then they made a discovery - a strange place hidden in the forest, a pathway to lands beyond description. And suddenly, the summer was not quite so simple any longer.
Steve and Chris, who met and became close in Thrift Shop Nation, return in another tale.
Working at the thrift shop has proved to be both interesting and rewarding for the boys. The summer is nearing its end, but both want the job to go on. They have been discovering that the thrift shop is more than just a job, and that Debbi is more than just a boss.
And that life among the world of 'previously owned' items is a long way from being dull...
The summer that began with Rules of the Road is drawing to a close. Brian and Jeff have become close, despite their inability to have their relationship out in the open. But time and events - and people - have a way of adapting, and the closing days of summer are just the starting days of new things.
Kevin was seventeen, and unhappy. He was in love with his best friend, but unable to share those emotions with him. And, he lived on pins and needles with his dad, who seemed not to care about anything that went on in his son's life.
Kevin had found some relief in writing - tales of other worlds and other life. But now his best friend was going to prod him into something new; something that would change Kevin's existence altogether.
Steve Henson was looking for a summer job. Small town life didn't provide much in the way of employment for idle teenagers, so when his mom located him a possible spot at a new business opening in town, Steve jumped at the chance to check it out.
And found the answer to all of his dreams in the process...