Dominique was born ( 1965 ) and raised in Ghent which makes her a real Strop.  She went to a catholic school, nicknamed "De The Blues" because of its uniform, and later started her studies in English - History - Geography at the Normaalschool in Ghent. But after two years she decided not to continue her studies . At a young age she left for the United States and traveled the east coast by Greyhound bus. She combines her full-time job with writing thrillers and read-aloud books for the youngest among us. All her impressions can be found in her books. But also her great passion for classical rock music, her unconditional love for all kinds of animals and the desire to travel make her books just that little bit more.

Dominique currently lives in Mariakerke near Ghent with her husband Dirk and their maine coons and dachshund Bardot.