Koos Verkaik
           



Age:
65
Sex:
Male
Location:
The Netherlands
Occupation:
Writer
Literary Goals:
Keep on writing (every day)!
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About Me

Koos Verkaik a ‘Dutchy’ with spunk and a heart of gold, and an inexhaustible drive and fathomless imagination, is one of the most productive authors of the moment. We deem it our special privilege to work with an author of his caliber and have him on board. Besides a fast growing pile of novels in his specific genre: Mystery, Adventure and Magic, he also writes children’s books. Well-known is his enchanting series of children’s books Alex and the Wolpertinger, published by LadyBee Publishing, Canada.
Koos wrote his first novel, a sci-fi, when he was only eighteen years old, during a weekend; it was published immediately—he was only sixteen when he wrote a series about a young space traveler who went in search of adventures on a far-away planet; it got published in the weekly newspaper (three pages each week). He published with big Dutch publishers as De Arbeiderspers in Amsterdam. With his books All-Father and Wolf Tears, he earned the name critics gave him of The Dutch Stephen King.


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A wonderful new author on the rise!
Gripping story!
Page turning suspense/adventure and mystery, an all night read!
A master storyteller!
A fantastic and spectacular intrigue; Dutch Koos Verkaik can hold his own with the best foreign names in this field! A.P. magazine.
“I am a very fast worker; always have been, always sitting behind the keyboard and write! It is not a neurosis or so, it’s just that I have a lot to tell…” Haagse Courant.
The Dutch Stephen King, that’s the best compliment we can give horror writer Koos Verkaik. With his novels he fills a gap in the market – he is writing original fantasy and horror. Verkaik has a personal, original style! Aktueel.
Verkaik is always flirting with the paranormal. The tight, balanced style of his works give away his great craftsmanship. Koos Verkaik is called the Dutch Stephen King. Where productivity is concerned, this is right, but where his work is concerned I think that Koos is just himself and that is quite a lot! Penthouse.
Koos Verkaik gives a new substance to the literary thriller! The new book of Koos Verkaik is a good constructed thriller with an original story line wherein cleverly is made use of horror elements. But Koos Verkaik has more to offer than just a thrilling story. Weaving mythical and psychological elements in it, in a very subtle way, he makes novels with many mentions and gives a new substance to the literary thriller. And that is a remarkable performance for an author who writes through the years in order to make a living, publishing countless novels and comics. De Persunie, Holland, De Standaard, Belgium.
“I knew I would become a writer when I was only six years old,” tells Koos Verkaik. “I have always been working on stories.”And so it went – he wrote during his high school years, walked away from home and lived by his pen. He worked for countless publishers and wrote what they asked for: children’s books, novels, comics, scripts, name it. He has become a well-know fantasy writer; one of the best! Aktueel.

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