When I was just a boy, writing was already foremost on my mind. When my parents took me places, I would make diary notes about what we had experienced. Even at that young age, I knew what I wanted to be in life.

But when you start to write stories of fiction, as I began to do, what kind of stories? Well, that wasn’t much of a question for me. I spent my college years abroad, in Scotland. Scotland lured me, like the Sirens in the old Greek mythology. Celtic myths and legends appealed to me, as did all these haunted castles and scary monsters. What is behind reality? That is the most fascinating question for me.

When I returned from Scotland and became a reporter for Dutch national magazines, I managed to convince my editors to let me write about all that stuff. So I produced stories about ghosts, curses, magic, clairvoyance, unexplained mysteries, and lots more.

That inspired me also for my tales of fiction. My first attempts were short stories. Usually about ordinary situations, which turn out to be not so ordinary anymore.

After short stories, I wrote novels. But the ingredients of the stories remained the same – and I will keep writing about mystery and suspense as long as my head is clear and my fingers are able to tap on a keyboard.

What is my promise to you, dear reader? For starters: rest assured that I’ve done my utmost to give you a satisfying, exciting story. Something out of the ordinary will happen. Something odd. Or something scary. You’ll want to know how it turns out.

And I promise you that my stories are easy reads. I don’t like big words myself, so why bother you with it? I’ll try to hook you right from the beginning of the story, and not let go of you anymore.

What authors can you compare me with? You know, that’s very difficult for me to say. However, I am not ashamed to admit that I’ve always enjoyed and admired the works of Stephen King and Dean Koontz. Some of their style is surely present in my stories.

Thank you for your interest in my work.

I don’t know where I’d be without you.

Jack Lance