A Story of Wolves

By Jen Minkman


Vida lives in Riding, a village in the middle of a dark and dangerous forest where no one dares venture outside the walls protecting them and their houses. She dreads the day her grandmother will turn sixty-five and her Retirement will happen. She wishes with all her heart that Grandma Oda would be granted the right to live longer, but in her town, the Wolves come to take away the elderly who can no longer contribute to society. In her town, Retirement means death.

After her grandmother has been taken away by the Wolves, Vida goes to her house to say goodbye one last time to the things she once knew. But when going through the possessions Grandma Oda left behind, she discovers a note addressed to her - a note from the mysterious Crimson Guard. 'Your grandmother is not gone. And she needs you.'

Will Vida be brave enough to look beyond the walls that keep her safe - and locked up?


Additional Information :

Published 2021 (Dutch Venture Publishing) - Complete English translation

15.000 words - ebook


Rights: World

Sold: Turkey

Jen Minkman (1978) was born in the Netherlands and lived in Austria, Belgium and the UK during her studies. She learned how to read at the age of three and has never stopped reading since. Her favourite books to read are in the YA paranormal/fantasy, sci-fi, dystopian and romance genre, and this is reflected in the stories she writes.


In her home country, she is a trade-published author of YA fiction and chicklit.  Her books available in English, Dutch, Chinese, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, and Afrikaans. She currently resides in The Hague where she works and lives with her husband and two noisy zebra finches.