I have a master’s degree in psychology and started my working life with an international IT company, holding jobs in technical writing and communications.
In 1998, my husband Jan and I gave up our business careers in the Netherlands and moved to the south of France to build and run a campsite. Five years later, we felt strongly drawn to Italy; in 2004, our life path took yet another turn when we moved to Umbria.
There, amid forested hills and historic cities, I found not only my geographical destination, but also, after an intense struggle, my spiritual destination.
We now pastor a Christian community.
I love to spend time with Jan and our daughter and, other than writing, enjoy taking long walks through the woods with our three dogs.
My favorite season in Umbria is autumn, when the heat of the Italian summer gives way to more invigorating temperatures, wisps of fog rise from the valleys in the morning, and golden sunlight intensifies the vibrant fall colors of the forests.