Hi! I’m Minerva.
My pronouns are she/her or xe/xem/xyr. (Both sets are fine; don’t worry about which one you should use.)
I was born in 1991 in Belgium, where I work as a pharmacist. Although my first language is Dutch, I developed a love for the English language through shows on the BBC, like Sherlock and Doctor Who. That’s why I usually write in English.
Long before I learned English, when I was five, I wrote down my first story about a princess picking berries. The second was a lot more exciting, about a bear who met a pirate-detective.
My writing is inspired by the magical universes of Discworld, Middle-earth and Hogwarts. These days, my favourite books are the Wayfarers series by Becky Chambers.
When I’m not writing, I enjoy baking, drawing, handlettering, yoga, and learning languages. I also like dragons, purple, and good LGBTQIA+ representation.
You can hear the pronunciation of my name via this link on TeachingBooks.
Interviews and guest posts
June-July 2021: Silver Dagger Book Tour Guest Posts:
- on Silver Dagger (June 14)
- on Don’t Judge, Read (June 20)
- on Inside the Insanity (June 21)
- on A Wonderful World of Words (July 3)
March 2021: Rainbow Space Magic 2021: Reading and Q&A – Elle E. Ire, Minerva Cerridwen, Ava Kelly (YouTube)
February 2020: Space Opera Libretti author interview
February 2019: Sherlock Holmes: Adventures in the Realms of Steampunk Kickstarter interview with Minerva and co-author L.S. Reinholt, about short story “The Adventure of the Purloined Piston Valve”.
July 2018: Asexual Artists interview about my writing, art, and asexuality.
May 2018: YouTube interview with Amphibian Press where I talk about writing, representation and my published works so far.
May 2018: Review and Author Interview: The Dragon of Ynys by Minerva Cerridwen (on Geowandersss)
February 2018: Love & Bubbles Kickstarter interview about short story “Summoned”.