M.J.T. Meijer was born in 1970 in rural Holland. Although her parents named her Maria, they’ve always called her “Tam” or “Tammie”.
Having lived in different countries, she speaks several languages and currently resides in Brisbane, Australia, with her son. While living in Dubai and practicing as a hypnotherapist and guest writer for a local wellbeing magazine, Tam formed the inspiration to write her first novel, Misguided.
Writing the sequel, Misjudged, seemed a logical next step. Tammie believes she has successfully managed to further develop the characters whilst creating a new story line with as much suspense as Misguided, ensuring both novels make for a riveting read on their own.
Once she finished her third novel, Disbelief, Tam decided it should be the first in a series and keenly started work on Disregard. Once that manuscript was polished and finetuned, she took six months out to sidestep the genre for a moment and focus on something a little more light-hearted, which resulted in A Spade and a Bottle of Port, a humorous crime with a touch of romance. Tam is currently working on Disorder, her fifth suspense novel and third in the series featuring psychic Ben Smit and homicide detective Dave Johnson.
Tam’s work is themed on the balance of light and dark, of twisted minds and loving souls, of murder and chaos and karmic consequences creeping into people’s lives, forcing them to change and adapt.
Initially, it was Tam’s ambition to write the novel she herself would love to read, and that continues to be her main driving force.
In November 2016, she submitted her short story Perception, to an online literary magazine’s annual competition open to writers from all Commonwealth countries. After the judges reviewed the thousands of entries, her work was shortlisted for inclusion in the anthology.
A passionate writer, she plans on writing for many more years to come.
The Ben Smit Series
Praise for the Ben Smit series:
‘the writer sets out to grab you in the first pages with a shock to the system original plot that doesn’t let go’
‘this is the stuff movies are made of’
‘I was hooked by this book from the blurb alone’ ‘Dan Brown and Jeffrey Archer come to mind’
‘the characters leap off the page’
The Sam Jansen series
The Mum’s the Word series (humorous mystery)
A SPADE AND A BOTTLE OF PORT
A SHIP AND A BOTTLE OF MOONSHINE
Multiple mass-poisonings at pilgrimage sites throughout Europe.
Sophie Pearson, a successful artist, created paintings of the horrific events before they occurred. There are more sketches, implying other attacks are yet to take place.
What does Sophie know? Who does she know?
A serial killer, leaving dead bodies in five-star hotel rooms in the city of Amsterdam.James Edwards, multi-billionaire and founder of the ALA – the Atheist Liaison Association – has an alibi for the time of the poison attacks. But is it a coincidence he’s in Amsterdam at the time the serial killer hit?
It is up to Chief of Europol Dave Johnson and police consultant and psychic medium Ben Smit to figure out if both cases are connected. They must unravel the ties between past and present, or more lives will be lost.
One thing is for certain – they won’t all make it to the finish line…
Dave P. from Richmond (Sydney) Australia: “This writer sets out to grab you in the first pages with a shock to the system original plot that doesn’t let go. It grips and twists as it travels the globe to hunt a heartless modern day evil mind. I was a fly on the wall seeing this unfold. This book is the stuff movies are made of. 5 star read, worth every star.”
Geoff, Queensland, Australia: From the beginning I was drawn to this Thriller with a twist. MJT Meijer does not disappoint as the speed of this novel increases with every turn of a page. Exotic locations along with mystery and suspense took me on a ride of intrigue and guess work right to the end. Well done, definitely a 5 star rating! Looking forward to the second in the series.
Jodie: 5 stars out of 5!! Disbelief draws you in from the very first chapter, I could not put the book down as I needed to know what was happening, loved every minute of this amazingly written book, the characters you can’t help but fall in love with them even the bad ones! Can’t wait for the next book!!
John, Newcastle, NSW, Australia, (as posted on Facebook) If you’re interested in Psychic thrillers, with twists and turns, and a pace that keeps the reader from putting the book down, then this is for you. MJT Meijer uses imaginative story lines and characters that you grow think of as friends, together with villains of the worst kind, making this book fantastic. You can’t help but worry for the friends, and barrack for the villains demise, right up to the end. I would recommend a read if you love books that hold you captive right to the finish.
DISREGARD: BOOK 2 IN THE BEN SMIT SERIES
Katie Elmer is lost; clearly she has died, but suffering a headwound and amnesia, she has no recollection of what has happened. In Ben Smit, hypnotherapist and psychic medium, she finds someone who might be able to help her find out the circumstances surrounding her death. Ben in turn, requests the help of his cop-friend in charge of the homicide department at Europol Dave Johnson, who leads a team investigating a serial killer case in Geneva, Switzerland. While Katie actively helps unravel the mystery of her own passing, she discovers her case is somehow entwined with the serial killer’s. But how does the Monaco prison where she used to work fit in, and prison doctor Matt Robinson? Why is former soldier and recently deceased Jack Anderson out for revenge, and what is his connection to Katie and a Genevan medical research facility? When yet another murder takes place, both cases take a dramatic turn and it becomes clear several lives are at stake, including that of an innocent little girl.
DISORDER: BOOK 3 IN THE BEN SMIT SERIES
A professional hitman travels the world, leaving a trail of dead bodies but no evidence.
In England, five-year old Ryker creates savant-like sketches of images he ‘sees’ in his nightmares, mumbling ‘Daddy’s going to die.’
While Dave Johnson teams up with former partner Cooper Campbell in Australia to hunt for the hitman, hypnotherapist and psychic Ben Smit sets out to help Ry and his mother, Cat.
Are the boy’s dreams a symptom of a disturbed mind or could they be memories of a past life?
And is it a coincidence that both Dave’s and Ben’s pursuits lead to a former mental asylum in rural New Zealand?
The Mum’s the Word series. Humorous mystery fiction from MJT Meijer.
A SPADE AND A BOTTLE OF PORT
Grace realizes hiding your husband’s body in the backyard is one thing, to ensure it remains hidden is a whole different matter. Add to that a line-up of mistresses looking for their lover-slash-Grace’s cheating-ass husband, a wedding reception, a mother with a fondness for smoking herbal cigarettes, and the task seems almost impossible.
Luckily, she can count on Nat and Debs, her two best friends, to help out. But even with creative thinking and seizing opportunities when they present themselves, can Grace get away with murder?
A funny, light-hearted, and somewhat outrageous story about the struggles in relationships and the strength of female friendships.
Book 1 of the Sam Jansen series
Sam Jansen, stuck in Dubai without a visa and working illegally as a psychic medium to make ends meet, knows if she gets caught, she’ll lose her freedom as well as her five-year-old son.
Life can’t possibly get much worse.
Then it does.
A killer’s unhealthy obsession for her lands murder, and with it law enforcement, on her doorstep—quite literally so. Just like that, Sam’s life is entwined with that of an assassin who considers her his muse as he embarks on a journey to personal spiritual growth.
With police distracted by the hunt for a wanted war criminal and in-house corruption, life heats up in the already simmering desert…
Book 2 of the Sam Jansen series
Psychic medium and single mother Sam Jansen’s life is in turmoil. Since suffering serious trauma only months earlier, she’s lost the ability to communicate with the spirit world and, as if that is not upsetting enough, she’s being plagued by involuntary Out of Body Experiences during which she is a witness to horrific, torturous murders.
Dubai Chief of Police Peter Reilly is too busy to take Sam’s OBEs seriously. With a serial killer on the loose, the antics of the Russian mafia, and doubts regarding his new Second in Command, he has to prioritize, and frankly, Sam’s latest spiritual insights sound incredulous and outlandish. Surely those OBEs are mere dreams. Her life is not in danger for ‘witnessing’ any murders and neither is Sam’s five-year-old son, Eddy.