This is my personal blog. I am a Dutch non-practicing lawyer/human rights defender. I work on unsolved homicides, wrongful convictions, and assist other human rights defenders and attorneys when requested.

My professional blog Defrosting Cold Cases won in the American Bar Association’s Top 100 Blawgs (category: criminal justice) in 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016.

If you are a fiction writer and need inspiration for a plot, characters, timelines, or other forensic details head over to my professional blog to check my database. I have over 200 cold cases indexed by last name. You can use it for character and plot inspiration. In doing so, you help keep the victims’ stories in the spotlights.

Any references here on this blog to assignments are related to writing courses that I take either online or in my community.