About the Author

Miranda van Gaalen was born in the Netherlands and has a degree in Business Economics. She lived in Australia from 2000 to 2007. Miranda has extensive knowledge of Feng Shui and loves sports. She co-authored ‘Het Arnhems Kroegenboek’ in 1992, had two short stories published in anthologies in 2012 and was a nominee for the National Book Week Contest in 2014. She’s currently writing the sequel to ‘In search of Kyle’ as well as working on the Dutch translation.

  • 2018 Author ‘In search of Kyle’ published by Philamonk, ISBN: 978 90 828149 1 0 and ISBN: 978 90 828149 0 3, NL.
  • 2017 Editor ‘Four Pillars of Destiny—Exploring Metal Charts’ published by Dr. Jin Peh, ISBN-10: 1979352259, ISBN-13: 978-1979352253, USA.
  • 2016 Editor ‘Four Pillars of Destiny—Exploring Water Charts’ published by Dr. Jin Peh, ISBN-10: 1540428036, ISBN-13: 978-154028035, USA.
  • 2015 Editor ‘Four Pillars of Destiny—Your Life Numbers and Hexagram from the I Ching’, Lily Chung Ph.D and Dr. Jin Peh, ISBN-10: 1507757514, ISBN-13: 978-1507757512, USA.
  • 2014 Nominee writing contest Book Week 2014 supported by the national libraries – 1 of 50 nominees out of 1846 –, ‘Wereldreis in een normale dag’, NL.
  • 2012 Short story ‘Waterfeest’ included in anthology ‘Altijd Zomer’, publisher Aquazz, ISBN: 9789490535698, NL.
  • 2012 Short story ‘Terug van de Antipode’ included in anthology ‘Schrikkelbruid en andere verhalen’, publisher PAMAC, ISBN: 978 94 90385 67 5, NL.
  • 2007 Course Creative Writing, Chisholm Institute, Frankston, AUS.
  • 2006 Contribution to ‘Exiles & Emigrants: Epic Journeys to Australia in the Victorian Era’, NGV Australia’s Ian Potter Centre, Melbourne, AUS.
  • 2005 Exhibition, http://sculptorsvictoria.asn.au/sculptors/profile/miranda-van-gaalen, sculptures, ASV, Melbourne, AUS.
  • 2005 First prize short story ‘Crossroads’, Rosebud, AUS.
  • 1992 Co-Author ‘Het Arnhems Kroegenboek’, publisher Sypro Media, Zutphen, NL.