Santa Cruz, Aruba
Liliana Erasmus is still living in Aruba, where she was born on June 3rd of 1974. From an early age, she had an ambition to be a writer. She wrote her first article for the school's newspaper when she was six, won her first prize when she was nine with a magazine's 'Letter of the Month' and had pen pals from all over the world.
When Liliana's first book was published, she discovered a way to encourage the children of Aruba to read by writing and publishing literature they could relate to, in their native language Papiamento. There was a great need for original writings and Liliana didn't know where to start, she created picture books, radio plays (from which an audio-book is published), chapter books, concept books, poetry, rhymes and raps. She's hoping to add a children's musical to the list, soon.
Since 2007 Liliana's been expanding her wings and is happy to be writing for the children of The Netherlands and Belgium. She believes that by giving children from all around the world new experiences, writers are not only breaking their own boundaries, but most importantly, they're broadening their horizons.
Liliana Erasmus feels blessed to have been brought up on an island where the people are able to communicate in four languages - Papiamento, Dutch, English and Spanish - and relate to different cultures by sharing as many stories as possible.
Interests: Aruba, Europe, North America, South America, Australia...Earth.
Published writer: Yes