Sam G.Schouten was born just after the war. The BBC-war-correspondent Frank Gillard -on becoming his godfather- gave him his second given name Gillard.
In 2007 he moved to Australia where he joined the "Upper Yarra U3A" creative writing class. The rest of his free time is spend as a "Friend of the helmeted honeyeater" an endangered bird of exceptional beauty.
A sequel to his first, "The wombat and the princess" is be expected on Smashwords around X-mas.
The remarkable hero of this book is Rom, a wombat. By chance he meets the sad Jenny, who dreams of being a ballet dancer. Her nasty classmates however won't let her.
Rom joins forces with Miss Tiptoe, the driving force behind the Petrova School of Ballet.
This formidable pair makes for a blistering 'finale'.