The author was born in Russia, lived in Brazil, Switzerland and in the Netherlands; is a world citizen at heart, artist and therapist; has written several textbooks on the subject of self-development through art, published in Dutch. At present, she is engaged in a new style of writing, of which this book is the first of its kind. In her own words: It reconnects me with my early childhood and a wish I cherished when still an adolescent to become a storyteller, a comedian or, even more, a clown. No chance, of course, to get real about it at the time. But now, and maybe 'Shootik' had a hand in this, a chance occurrence brought me to the point where I am at this stage of my life and happy to be in the flow of energy…of my river perhaps!