About

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:

March 2021: Rainbow Space Magic 2021: Reading and Q&A – Elle E. Ire, Minerva Cerridwen, Ava Kelly (YouTube)

October 2020: The Dragon of Ynys Author Interview by Jennifer Lee Rossman

October 2020: Guest post: “Why the label all ages is important to me” on LGBTQ Reads

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”.