North Lakes Author Goes International


DisbeliefNorth Lakes author, M.J.T. Meijer, will have three series published by a US and UK based publishing house.

Having signed a traditional publishing contract with Crimson Cloak a little over a year ago, Meijer’s first thriller in the first series, Disbelief, is about to hit the world market. The official launch was held at the North Lakes Hotel on the 22nd June.

Disbelief, the first in the ‘Ben Smit’ series, will be closely followed by Disregard, to be published in November of this year, followed by Disorder. The ‘Sam Jansen’ series is of the same, fast-paced and thrilling genre with titles including Misguided and Misjudged, while the third is a humorously lighthearted, cozy crime series: ‘Mum’s the Word’, which includes A Spade, and A Bottle of Port.

With seven finished books under her belt, all of which are under contract for publication by Crimson Cloak, including any future books she writes in those series, Meijer can look forward to at least three more years of book releases.

A proud Australian citizen today, Meijer was born and raised in the Netherlands, and relocated to Dubai before moving to North Lakes ten years ago. Struggling with the task to requalify to continue her hypnotherapy career in Australia, she decided to take a year’s leave to write the book she’s always wanted to read and discovered a  passion for writing.

In November 2016, Meijer submitted her short story Perception to an online magazine’s annual competition open to writers from all Commonwealth countries. After the judges reviewed the thousands of entries, her work was shortlisted for inclusion in an anthology and Meijer gained the confidence to submit her finished manuscripts to publishers, ultimately resulting in the three-series contract with Crimson Cloak Publishing.

Meijer’s short story, Skydogs, inspired by her visit to a remote mining community in Australia, has also found a place with Crimson Cloak in Equine Adventures, an anthology that contains stories donated by authors and of which the proceeds are  donated to charity.

m.j.t-MeijerA passionate author, Meijer co-facilitates a monthly writers group that meet in the North Lakes library every first Saturday of the month and plans to write for many years to come.
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02/07/2018 |

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