Short biography

Photograph of Corinne Duyvis, a twenty-something white woman with a short pink haircut and glasses.

Long biography

While I’ve dabbled in short stories, my focus is on science fiction and fantasy novels for young adults. I love a wide variety of styles and genres: from high-concept SF to light-hearted fantasy to deliciously messed-up darkness.

I attended an art academy and still create the occasional piece of artwork, which you can see in my portfolio. I have an affinity for black-and-white portraits—especially when done in charcoal. In 2009, I appeared on Dutch national television with my art in a show called Sterren op het Doek.

These days, however, my life tends to revolve around Microsoft Word and my computer keyboard; on the rare occasions I draw, it’s usually characters from my novels. I miss art dearly, and one of my life’s missions is eventually finding a balance between my writing and my art.

As for the rest: my hobbies slant toward the geeky. Think superheroes, comic books, video games, way too much TV,  and online fandom. This is balanced out by a couple of years of krav maga training. Disability in Kidlit

I am a co-founder and editor of Disability in Kidlit, a website that focuses on the portrayal of disability in children’s literature. We feature articles, book reviews, and discussions–critical, thoughtful, and exclusively written by people who identify as disabled themselves. While the site is presently inactive, its archives are still online and I remain extremely proud of our work.

I’m also the originator of the hashtag #ownvoices. This term has become frequently used in discussions around diversity and representation in literature and other media.

I was born in Amsterdam, where I spent most of my life; presently, I live in a small village south of Amsterdam with my boyfriend and two spectacular cats.

You can find much more info about me and my books on the FAQ page or in articles and interviews I’ve done for various websites over the years. Select a category to take a look.