Jorrit Smink (1976) was born in Amsterdam and worked there as a soccer coach and sports journalist. He wrote two books about Ajax Amsterdam: Staanplaats (2003) and Ajax Training Session (2004).
Smink lived for two years in the USA, but moved to Chile in 2006. He became a professional soccer coach and wrote a book about the South American soccer jungle: Dromen, Pesos en Spelersvrouwen (2009).
Inspired by his daughter Emily he completed his first book for children in november 2012: The freaky farts of Mister Schumm. Besides writing, Smink currently works at his own sports management agency.
When middle school teacher Paul Schumm gets fired, he discovers he has a talent. A stinky talent. Soon, his hometown gets bombarded with mysterious gases. What follows is the involvement of the police, the president, a certain mister Berry and a little boy who has to solve the stinky problem to stay out of prison.