Ilse is an avid fantasy reader from the Netherlands who currently works as an interior cleaner after having worked as a Traffic Engineer for a little over a decade. She decided to chase her dreams and is now writing an epic high fantasy series set in the world of Tergaenae. Besides her work and writing, she loves meeting up with writing friends and Peakers from all around the world, going to the movies, going for a stroll in the park and long walks outside. When she's not doing any of the above, she's curled up on the couch, eating from a dish filled with young adult to adult epic high fantasy with unique races and grand battles, historical fiction with enchanting characters that give their unique view on the world from centuries ago, paranormal fantasy where she gets to dive into the world of werewolves and faeries, with a bit of contemporary romance on the side. She is also looking forward to getting acquainted with the steampunk world as a new and interesting dessert. When she has the time, she might be distracted by the prospect of baking cookies.