Judy Koot is a multidisciplinary artist and teacher based in the Netherlands. She works as a writer, illustrator and musician, and teaches all three disciplines. As a writer she creates fiction, nonfiction and poetry in different genres, and for different age groups. Her work has been published in Dutch and Belgian magazines and anthologies, and won several prizes, including the Dutch ELLE Poetry Award in 2002. In 2005, her first children’s picture book Het huis van Lotte Hanoeman (The House of Lily Hanuman) was published by Belgian publisher De Eenhoorn. Nowadays, she’s focusing on bringing her work to an international audience in the form of English (e)books.