Diny van Kleeff


I live in the sea-side town of Eastbourne, South East England, with my husband, three daughters, a lame German shepherd dog and two murderous cats.
Freen is my first teen/young adult novel and I am currently working on the follow-up, called Zofantica as well as a series of stories about a squirrel called Nut and a madcap, crime adventure novella.
During the day, I write novels, write and perform poetry and home educate my two younger daughters, then at night, I put on my stealth gear and become a paranormal investigator (which is a challenge because I'm scared of the dark).
I love to cook (but mostly eat) and will turn up anywhere that involves cake. I have been described as a 'ghost magnet' and am obsessed with alien conspiracy theories but, easily distracted by anything sparkly (and cake).

Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I remember my first decent story - at school during my A levels, I wrote a story around the folk song, 'Oh My Darling Clementine' - it was a ghost story and split the song into sentences that the characters spoke. What was significant about this story is that when my teacher handed it back, he put his hand on my shoulder and said to me "Don't ever let anyone tell you that you can't write."
Those words stayed with me. Thank you Mr OW.
Describe your desk
My desk is pistachio-green and shaped like a jellybean and was designed by me and my father for a training company that I ran - I now have 3 of these in my house and they are wonderful to sit at.
I have a large crystal that sparkles in the sun, my beloved filofax and a ton of paperwork on my desk. And sometimes a cat.
My dog is always on the floor beneath my desk or on the sofa behind me.
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Crime and Cremation
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 41,620. Language: British English. Published: October 5, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Emily and Louella are in need of jobs. When they accidentally kill, cremate and collect stolen cash from the pervert who has been stalking Emily, they decide that taking down criminals could be a lucrative career choice - if only they can survive the Russian mafia, satanists, fraudsters and corrupt cops who are after them.
Freen: The First Truth
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 69,750. Language: British English. Published: September 1, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
What if everything you knew about human evolution was turned on its head? 14 year-old Gem loses her amber necklace at her boarding school, in the sleepy, English sea-side town of Eastbourne, she and friends Lana and Nooshi try to retrieve the precious, family heirloom, but it draws them into a world of alien conspiracies and cover-ups as old as mankind.

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