about me

I was born in Holland but grew up in the USA, the UK and Indonesia.

After graduating from Oxford with First Class Honours in English literature, I went into global advertising. I learned the trade at Saatchi & Saatchi in London, working on a range of creative, strategically-demanding clients and working my way up from Graduate Trainee to Director.  I was headhunted to successive assignments in Milan, Italy, and in Düsseldorf and Hamburg in Germany.

I then founded and ran an international communications agency in Amsterdam employing 45 people. Our main clients were Canon, Skoda and Yakult.

I then worked independently in Germany. My consultancy, oomkenscom, specialised in English language content and strategy, ranging from social media, copy and articles to translations and concepts.

I currently work for the International Baccalaureate, a non-profit global organization with a mission to develop a better world through education.

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My first thriller, Honour, was published in 2012 by Mad Bear Books. It made the Amazon bestseller lists in the UK and Germany. This is the blurb:

“Intelligent, shocking, darkly funny, Honour is an edgy, modern thriller about love and terror – men who kill for honour, and the girls who “drive them to it.” Warm, compassionate, satirical and sharp, this page-turner will appeal to lovers of intelligent thrillers and the films of Tarantino and the Coen brothers…”

You can buy Honour at:

Amazon Germany     Amazon UK    Amazon USA    Barnes & Noble

I would love to hear what you think of it.

My next thriller, The Trashman, will be published later this year.

I have also contributed to a book of short stories, Words to Music, also available at Amazon via my writer’s pages:

Freddie Omm Germany

Freddie Omm Amazon UK

Freddie Omm Amazon USA

Freddie Omm Barnes & Noble

My translation of Wellen (Waves) a pioneering Impressionistic masterpiece by Eduard von Keyserling (a distant kinsman), will be the first ever in English. It is being published in installments by Mad Bear Books.