Tjibbe Veldkamp (b. 1962) was working in psychology when he read an English children's book and discovered that he wanted to be a writer. He took part in a story competition and won. Veldkamp is now known as a champion of the picture book, but he has also written a number of original books for older children. Tjibbe won a ‘Vlag en Wimpel' Best Books for Children award and received the Children's Bookshop prize.
Mr. Veldkamp often writes about children who are having a bad time and who have to solve their problems themselves. He likes to give children the feeling that they can do so and wants for his books to give them hope.