Marieke (pronounced Mah-ree-ka) is a YA writer, professional dreamer, and proud-to-be geek.
She wants to grow up to be a time traveler. In preparation of that, she spends way too much time watching Doctor Who and searching for stray TARDISes. She holds degrees in philosophy, history, and medieval studies, and loves to learn new languages. She suffers from Wanderlust, loves anything to do with theaters, and is constantly on the lookout for factoids to add to her collection of pointless information.
In the midnight hours of the day Marieke is a storyteller, and all her stories – ranging from literary to fantasy – have a sprinkling of magic to them. Whether it’s dark contemporary, epic fantasy, or magic realism, she loves to write stories that bend the line between reality and imagination. Preferably in a dark and twisted kind of way, but always drowning in hope.
“Sir Topher finally looked up. “Because any hope beyond that, my boy, would be too much. I feared we would drown in it.”
“Then I choose to drown,” Finnikin said. “In hope. Rather than float into nothing.””
(Melina Marchetta, Finnikin of the Rock)