Author interview – Patricia Bouwhuis-Ooyevaar
With her husband and two adult sons, Patricia Bouwhuis-Ooyevaar lives in the Dutch province of North Holland. From the moment she could hold a pen, she’s been making drawings. A few years later, however, she branched off into writing. As a freelancer, she currently assists many authors and publishers in the writing process. She loves writing, drawing, and taking long walks along the beach. Both her sons—one being a game designer and the other a filmmaker/animator—are equally creative.
Her writing career initially began as an illustrator. What started as a mission—teaching people about Asperger’s (formerly classified as a form of autism—now generalised as asd)—turned into a range of full colour social comic stories. Asperger in Beeld (2010, Uitgeverij Pica) was used by many schools throughout the country to educate students as well as teachers about Asperger’s, followed by Planeet Asperger (2013, Uitgeverij Pica). Both comic books are based on the experiences of her eldest son. Filled with humour, her short comic stories are far from pedantic.Read More →