I'm Mirjam Dikken

I’ve always liked to figure things out and think things through, so I started my career as a chemical engineer. After a few years, I felt increasingly passionate about people and their behaviour and switched to Human Resources, a great field in which I still work as interim HR manager.

For decades, making up stories has been a part of my daily life. I love all aspects of writing, from forming ideas to research to writing to editing, and being part of a supportive writing community!

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About me

I was born and raised in The Netherlands. I’ve worked around the world through jobs as a chemical engineer, recruiter, and HR manager in several petrochemical and offshore construction companies. With three master’s degrees, I’m a terrible example of a woman who feels she never quite qualifies enough for the tough jobs.

Besides travelling around the world, I’ve also lived in New Delhi, India, and Edmonton, Canada. As my family and I love living below sea level, we now settled in the Hoeksche Waard, an inland island in The Netherlands, where I wander around in the darker places of my imagination to write thrillers and other fiction. My stories have appeared in anthologies and on the beer cans of my favourite coffee stout. My debut novel, ‘Hekate’s Daughter’, is released in June 2024 by Stonehouse Publishing.

About me
My first novel

My first novel

My first novel, the thriller ‘Hekate’s Daughter’, has been released by Stonehouse Publishing on June 1st 2024! Launch events were held in Edmonton and Calgary (Alberta, Canada) on June 1st and 3rd.

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Latest Publications

Bathing with Archimedes

In 2023, my story ‘Bathing with Archimedes’ was published in the anthology by Capital City Press. Click here to read...

Labour of Guilt

In 2022, I had the honour of being included in the anthology of Sisters in Crime, Canada-West: Crime Wave –...


Blindman Brewery has a great way of promoting writers: every summer and winter, several short stories or poems are published...

Latest Blogposts

Launch of ‘Hekate’s Daughter’ on June 1 in Edmonton

In December 2019, an idea for a novel sprouted in my brain. I hadn't planned on writing another novel -...

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