ABOUT MINA WITTEMAN

  • An author, editor, creative writing teacher, Mina Witteman writes in Dutch and English. She has six middle grade adventure novels out in the Netherlands, over 40 short stories, and a Little Golden Book

    Her latest books tell the story of twelve-year-old Boreas who circumnavigates the world with his parents on a sailboat. The first book, Boreas en de zeven zeeën (Boreas and the Seven Seas ), came out in June 2015 and received raving reviews. Boreas en de duizend eilanden (Boreas and the Thousand Islands) was published in April 2016. Book 3 in the series, Boreas en de vier windstreken (Boreas and the Four Winds) saw the light in spring 2017. Book 4, Boreas and the Fifteen Friends, is slated for October 2018. 

    Earlier, De wraak van Deedee (Deedee’s Revenge) came out with Van Goor Children’s Books, followed by two more middle grade novels. A series of 21 short stories with illustrations of famous Dutch illustrator Fiep Westendorp was published in Bobo Children’s Magazine. Recent short stories are published with Ploegsma Children’s Books. Mia’s Nest, a Dutch Little Golden Book came out September 2014 with Rubinstein Publishing and the Spanish translation, El nido de Mia, came out in April 2016.  

    Mina is a seasoned book editor, trained through the University of Amsterdam’s Dual Master Book Editing. She is an certified teacher creative writing (Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences) and teaches and coaches budding and published writers alike. She was Chairman of the Working Group Children’s Books of the Dutch Authors Guild and the Regional Advisor for SCBWI the Netherlands. She is founding member of the successful SCBWI Europolitan Conferences. Mina is member of the EU Planning Committee of the SCBWI British Isles’ Undiscovered Voices Competition for unagented and unpublished writers and illustrators and a nominating body for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award. 

    Mina is SCBWI’s International Published Authors’ Coordinator. She lives in Berkeley, California.

ARTIST STATEMENT

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PUBLICATIONS - View in Bookstore


  • Magazine Articles
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    Waarom voor kinderen? (Why for Children)

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    VvL.Nu - Magazine of the Dutch Authors Guild

    2013

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    In de klas (In Class) - 9 short stories

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    Bobo - Spelend leren

    2008

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    In de straat van Fiep (In Fiep Street) - 21 short stories with illustration by Fiep Westendorp

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    Bobo - Spelend leren

    2007

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    Drupjes grote reis (Little Droplet's Big Trip) - short story

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    Bobo - Spelend leren

    2007