About

Hi, I'm Sophie, novelist, writer of children's books and developer of audiovisual stories @ the creative content agency The Whale & The Butterfly. 

My debut The Girl with nine wigs is the account of my battle against cancer. It travelled much further than I could have ever imagined. The book was published in over 20 countries and adapted into a movie. Currently, Alibaba is developing a Chinese remake. My last novel, The possibility of you, portrays the lovestory of two millenials, dealing with lonesomeness and unrealized dreams in the era of social media and the big city. It takes place in Paris. 

Today I write mostly for and about nature. Together with the WWF Netherlands I published the audio story The Whispering Forest, in support of their campaign to help protect the last primary and untouched forests of Europe. In support of Sea Shepherd, I published The Girl And The Shark, inspired by my real life shark hero Cristina Zenato. In May 2023 my first childrens book, Haaienhelden / Shark Heroes, will be published at Fontaine Publishers. 

For direct orders of The Girl And The Shark you can drop me an email at sophie@thegirlandtheshark.com   

Thank you for visiting! 🦈



Sophie van der Stap