The contract for the new series of books entitled The Gnome Manuscript has been signed and sent back to Troy Books, so the next phase in the upcoming schedule is pre-order. More news will be available here or on the Troy Books website. Work on the Bob Richel biography is in its final stages of research. There... Lees verder →

Paravisie interview

Although it was mentioned a month ago that the interview with yours truly would appear in the upcoming issue of Paravisie, this is unfortunately not the case. I will let you know when the interview will be available. © 2019  Wilmar Taal

Title change

As you might have heard, we are working hard on the publication of three new books about the gnome-collection of J.H.W. Eldermans, and these books had separate titles. That might be confusing for people interested in this particular collection. So I have suggested a change in the title of the three works. They will all... Lees verder →

Bob Richel website online

The heirs of Bob Richel have started a website to tell something more about Bob before the biography will hit the stores. The website can be found here. The information about the book will be found on this website, and on the Facebookpages. There have been made some significant discoveries about Bob and his works, so... Lees verder →


Last October Niels Brummelman of Paravisie magazine did an interview with yours truly in the garden of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, on a truly Sunny afternoon. This interview will be published in the March edition of Paravisie, available from 22 February 2019. On February 1st you can see me live at the Witches' café in De Groene... Lees verder →

Happy 2019!

I wish everyone a healthy, inspired and happy 2019. For me it will be a year of milestones. My new book The Gnome Manuscript is currently in lay out, and we are going to start working on The Gnome Grimoire later this year. Work on Hermaphroditus is on the way and looking good, although I am being stonewalled... Lees verder →

As the year draws to a close…

2018 was a great year, as it saw the long awaited publication of The Silent Listener and brought me some adventures along the way as well. I returned to my beloved Cornwall for the book launch in the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic in Boscastle, we launched the book in The Netherlands in June in The... Lees verder →

New review for The Silent Listener online!

The magazine of the Meertens Institute in Amsterdam, Vertelcultuur, has published their last issue today with a blistering review for The Silent Listener. The Life and Works of J.H.W. Eldermans. The review is in Dutch and can be found here. For non-Dutch speakers, here is a translation of the review, written by Prof. Dr. Theo Meder: The Gnomes,... Lees verder →

Editing of the Gnome Manuscript almost done

The entire edited manuscript of my upcoming book The Gnome Manuscript. Excerpts of the Works of J.H.W. Eldermans is now finished and ready to be checked for textual anomalies, repeatings and more of these horrors you don't want to find in your book. One question needs some clarification. Someone asked me how it was possible that... Lees verder →

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