Afiena Kamminga was born and raised in the Netherlands. She came to Canada in 1975 and moved from Ontario to New Brunswick a few years later. She studied Law (Amsterdam), Journalism (London, ON) and Anthropology (Fredericton, NB). Afiena and her husband moved out of town to live on a small farm east of Nackawic raising Scottish Highland Cattle and Welsh Cob horses before retiring to the town of Sackville, NB, where she now spends much of her time writing novels. She is presently working on a sequel to her historical novel, The Sun Road (2014).
Karstens Krig (2008, historical novel for children). Translated into Danish by Kirsten Klitgoard.
The Sun Road (2014, historical novel). Can be ordered in print at Friesen Press Bookstore, Chapters Indigo, Amazon, also as e-book at Kindle, iTunes, Kobo, Google Play.
Breaking the Word Barrier: Stories of Adults Learning to Read: co-author (2009, Goose Lane Editions)
Also, some early pieces of short fiction (Dutch language) published in the Netherlands. Numerous pieces of short non-fiction (English) in rural and equestrian publications. Short fiction (English) in Short Story International, ‘From a Chosen Land’ a Dutch Canadian Anthology, The Nashwaak Review.
2003, First prize in Writers’ Federation of New Brunswick for children’s novel manuscript, West With the Vikings (new title, Jared in Vinland)
2004, Honourable Mention in Atlantic Writers’ Competition for mystery novel manuscript, Whispers from the Mud
2011, Nature Writing Award in Writers’ Federation of New Brunswick for essay, Rain
See also, AFIENA’s WRITE PAGE on Facebook