Sylvia van Bruggen


Sylvia van Bruggen is a fantasy/science fiction writer, poet, avid blogger and artist. She is the founder of Playful Creative, a website for creatives who want to learn how to get more creative by playing. She has self-published two non-fiction books, a novella, two poetry books, and her poems and short stories have been published in various magazines. She currently works on self-publishing a creative non-fiction/fantasy book called Ganesha's Blessing, and she works on publishing another poetry book. She lives in the Netherlands with her husband, three cats and several novels in various draft stages.

Smashwords Interview

What are your five favorite books, and why?
Neil Gaiman - American Gods
This book is so brilliant, I loved how I got to know all sorts of gods I never heard of. Shadow is one of the best characters in fiction

Steven Pressfield - The War of Art
I keep re-reading this book because it is such a tremendous book. Every time I slack in my writing, I grab this book

Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman - Good Omens
I just love this book to bits. I love the characters, I love the worldbuilding. Everything is just perfect

Robin Hobb - Assassin's Apprentice
I love this book for one reason: Fitz. He is one of the most well-rounded characters in fantasy for me. I hope that one day I will be able to create a character like him. '

John Grisham - Pelican Brief
Because sometimes you need to read a book that makes you hold your breath :D
What do you read for pleasure?
Fantasy and cozy mysteries :)
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