William Schippers

William Schippers (1867-1954) was the author of many Christian youth and family novels. When he was young, W. Schippers worked as a blacksmith in a forge in a village on the other side of the Meuse. After five years he went to work in a machine shop and later in a large factory in Dordrecht as metal turner.

In the evenings after work, W. Schippers put the day's thoughts and stories on paper. This gave W. Schippers the peace he needed after the heavy work. His inspiration came from his surroundings and the people he encountered.

W. Schippers was born fifth and youngest son of a father who was postman. His first book (title unknown) was written at age 33. "The Poacher" soon followed and many other titles after that. A total of more than 45 of his books were published between 1908 and 1955.