Back in early August, we spoke to Dutch author Koos Verkaik about his background and his extensive list of published works. The most recent book in Verkaik’s Alex and the Wolpertinger series, The Monster Inn, was released in December of 2014, and in the coming months, the entire collection will be released in print for the very first time by Ladybee Publishing. With the ongoing series — for which Verkaik has 30 volumes planned — soon reaching a brand new audience, we checked in recently with the prolific author to learn more about the world of the wolpertingers.
Visit Verkaik online at www.koosverkaik.com.
As an author who jumps from one project to another and publishes books for both children and adults, what is your writing process?
I have always worked this way. My head is so full of ideas and it has to get out – one way or another. Hurray for technology: all you need is one laptop to get it all done. It is no problem for me to write 1,000 words a day, sometimes I write 2,000 or even 3,000 words a day. I can switch from one manuscript to another. Many years ago, people from IBM suggested they would connect my brain to a computer to see what was going on inside my head while I was writing. It never came to that, but it was an interesting idea.