Being the daughter of a Belgian publisher Leen van den Berg grew up in a house full of books. She writes mainly for children, while teaching creative writing in Flanders and the Netherlands. She strongly dislikes Brussels sprouts. Internationally acclaimed illustrator Kaatje Vermeire has an experimental approach to printmaking. According to American blogger Janet Kershaw Vermeire's work could just as easily sit in a gallery as in the pages of a book.