My name is Joy Florentine
I’m a Dutch-Indonesian writer from Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Florentine is my pen name, derived from my mother’s maiden name.
My parents raised me with a great element of storytelling. They invented interactive bedtime stories together with me and even recorded some of their own children’s stories. Listening to others stories, brainstorming, and being able to invent and tell my own have been my greatest passion throughout my life. There is nothing I love more.
It is my goal to become a published author of flash fiction, short stories, and novels. On this website you’ll find a variety of stories in different genres, content on my WIPs, and writers’ resources.
Genres you may find are (dark) fantasy, magical realism, mystery, and contemporary fiction, with adult themes.
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Other things about me
I have a day job in IT
My cat’s name is Tiquinho
I love authors like Ursula K. Le Guin, Margaret Atwood, and Neil Gaiman
I’m an active member of the International Writers’ Collective
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