Frank van der Kok

Biography

Frank van der Kok is a Hungarian writer, currently living in Netherlands. Author of Fights of Your Life and Twice, a series of fictional memoire.

Frank van der Kok's dèbut novel, the Fights of Your Life was first released in Hungarian in September 2013, to be then published in April 2014 in English as well. It tells the story of a young woman fighting for her life after a severe car accident. While the story is based on real events from the author's recent life, the book still remains fictional, showing the events in a subjective manner.

The story of Flower now continues. Twice, as the title of the new book suggests. Only years after recovering from a severe brain damage, Flower is now back in the surgery rooms. To fight the biggest nightmare of our times - cancer. Will she survive? Twice?

Frank van der Kok tells this unique and touching story in a light and informal way. As if we would be discussing throughout the night, at the candle light, over a good old wine. Dare to open his books. You will never put them down again...

Sample readers' reviews:

"Amazing book, just like the key players in it. I laughed a lot at the well placed irony, but I also cried a lot. Fantastic reading"

"While reading this book you will realise how insignificant and unimportant dreams and wishes we follow at times. Those who never had to go through anything similar will hopefully go home and hug their spouse and children, reconsidering their values."

"I met several people who didn't want to read this book, expecting it to be a depressing story; a story that would take their joy of life and energy for weeks. But then aftetr finally reading it they changed their views completely. The book gave them strength and faith. And a completely new viewpoint on life."

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Smashwords Interview

What is your book about? / Miről szól az Életed harcai?
Fights of Your Life is a true story. True, told from a very subjective angle. It tells the story of a young woman, as she is fighting for her life after a severe car accident. This woman is my wife, Flower. Which gives the subjectivity of my book - which I didn't even try to change or control. This is why I still look at the Fights of Your Life as fiction. It is the story of love. Love for the ones close to us. Love of God - or any other power above you may worship. My aim was to reflect on the inner feelings. On the true relation of love with the fear, pain, anger or joy and happiness we may all go through. When fighting OUR fights in life. / Az Életed harcai egy igaz történeten alapul. Egy igaz, és egyben személyes történeten. Egy balesetet szenvedő lány története, aki szeretteivel együtt vívja meg élete harcát. Feleségem az a lány, Virág. A könyvet saját szemszögemből írtam meg. Hűen az igaz történethez, de saját megközelítésemben. És azzal a nem titkolt céllal, hogy rávilágítsak fontos emberi érzelmekre. Ilyen és ehhez hasonló helyzetekben mutatkozik meg igazán belső világunk. Az őszinte félelmek és rettegések, a boldogság felemelő érzése, a düh, vagy éppen a siker megélése. Mindenek felett pedig a szeretet. Ezt a titkot mindenképp meg akartam osztani a világgal. A szeretet megnyugtató hatalmát. Két ember és Isten szeretetét.
Is that the message of the book? / Mi volt a célod az Életed harcai megírásával?
Yes. I wanted to honestly share with the world all the mixed emotions I've been through in the past years. I found it very hard to find external support. Maybe, just maybe others will find this support in the Fights of Your Life. In its practicality, or simply in its power in love. Whatever fights those would be! For us it was Flower's accident. For you it may be the death or illness of a family member, financial loss, relationship difficulties. I truly believe the solution is always the same in its essence. / Őszintén meg akartam írni amit megéltem az elmúlt néhány évben. Én nehezen találtam külső segítséget, útmutatást azokban az években. Szeretném, ha történetünk, Virág története egy lehetséges segítség lenne mindazok számára akik hasonló harcokat vívnak. Bármi is legyen az a harc, baleset, betegség, szerelmi bánat, anyagi hiányok...
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Fights of Your Life
Trailer for Frank van der Kok's dèbut novel, Fights of Your Life

Books

Twice
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 29,610. Language: British English. Published: November 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Biographical
Inspired by a true life experience, this story of Flower leads us into the heart of a young woman who needs to endure an unexpected negative turn of her life. Only few years after her severe brain damage caused by a car accident, she is back into the surgery rooms. This time to fight the worst nightmare of our times. Cancer. Will she have the power to win? Twice? Join her on this unique journey!
Fights of Your Life
You set the price! Words: 27,850. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational, Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » European
Frank van der Kok tells the touching, yet realistic story of a young woman, Flower, fighting for her life and future, following a severe brain damage. Based on a true story.
Életed harcai
You set the price! Words: 17,390. Language: Hungarian. Published: September 28, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational, Fiction » Christian » General
Az Életed harcai egy igaz történeten alapul. Egy balesetet szenvedő lány története, aki szeretteivel együtt vívja meg élete harcát. A történet róla szól, de nem neki. This book, The fights of your life, is written in Hungarian. It tells the story of a young woman who suffered an accident and therefore was forced into the fight of her life. We recommend it to all those who are going through such

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