Michelle de Villiers

Biography

I am first and foremost a reader. I love languages: each language opens another door.

I enjoy writing children's stories, especially picture books.

I also paint and sculpt.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in South Africa. This has left me with a deep appreciation of nature, as well as an enjoyment of a variety of languages. I am a very visual person.
When did you first start writing?
I enjoyed scribbling and drawing since I could hold a pencil.
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Where to find Michelle de Villiers online


Books

Bumbershoot
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Price: Free! Words: 460. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2014. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Death & Dying
Tara Brown's goldfish has died. A picture story about a small heartbreak.
The Star Bear Odyssey
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 460. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2014. Category: Fiction » Children’s books
A science fiction fable with a touch of Poe and a twist of Dahl. A teeny water bear sits at play on her tiny meteor when another traveller crash-lands on her rocky home. And so unfolds a haiku horror picture story… Star Bear is a tough little tardigrade. Her story is told in the official verse of all aliens: haiku!
Life: An Ouroborosical Odyssey
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Series: A Cartoon Miscellany, Miscellany-Five. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 150. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2011. Category: Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » Comics
A collection of doodletoons done in ink and water colour, a wry visual reflection on everyday situations.
Let's Do the Brainwalk Again
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Series: A Cartoon Miscellany, Miscellany-Four. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 160. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2011. Category: Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » Comics
Irreverent doodles strictly for entertainment.
Rib-Ticklers
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Series: A Cartoon Miscellany, Miscellany-Three. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 160. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2011. Category: Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » Comics
Cartoons portraying some topical issues in a quizzical , whimsical way. It was the dawn of the ebook, the World Soccer Cup took place and almost everyone adopted an avatar.
Chortle and Snort
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Series: A Cartoon Miscellany, Miscellany-Two. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 140. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2011. Category: Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » Comics
Comical doodles to light up the day.
The e-Incunabulum of Comical Inspiration
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Series: A Cartoon Miscellany, Miscellany-One . Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 170. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2011. Category: Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » Comics
A compendium of cartoons to stimulate your imagination...
The Sunflower That Roared
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 980. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2010. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Art
(4.39 from 18 reviews)
Sarah has a very sunny nature. That is why her mother calls her her little sunflower. But even sunflowers get grumpy when no one listens to them... A picture book to read with your 3-5 year old, especially if you like sunflowers.
Mary Scary
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 770. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2010. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Poetry
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Meet madam Mary Scary, the greediest girl since the Enormous Crocodile left town. A satirical cross-genre story for ebook verme of all ages.
Moondoe Pup and Starbuck Hound's Chocolate Adventures
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 720. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2010. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Poetry
What happens when two bored dogs are left to baby-sit the Easter eggs? A rip-roaring mess!
Mangoes, Gloves and Coconuts
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,150. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2010. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Holidays
Megan's life is about to change. She'll be going to school soon for the first time. And there's a sibling on the way. So many big changes make Megan anxious. A special getaway to Mexico allows the family to prepare in more ways than one.
Emma's Houses
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 700. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2010. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
Emma's house is up for sale. Can she prevent it? Where will she live now? Emma worries a lot. It's up to her to find a place for herself and her three cat friends Crumpet, Snowy and Cool Cat.
Quack-A-Doodle-Baa
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,390. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2010. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Pierre's best friends in the whole world are Babaa, Chanticleer and Jemima. However, Christmas time is a dangerous time for farm animals. Pierre has to come up with a plan to save his animal friends' lives, which involves his papa's dreams going up in smoke at the same time...
Matthew James, Animal Trainer
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 890. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2010. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
Matthew James is a beast-whisperer. He has a special talent to tame the wild animals that invade his home every day. All he needs are his swimming goggles, a feather duster and the right attitude!
Daddy Longlegs
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,670. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2010. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
Scrawny daddy longlegs Opi has a clever plan to beat his buddy Arach at winning a special lady longleg's friendship... until he discovers that she is a young lady who would like to swallow a spider! As she sets her eight peeps on him, he solves a mystery that makes all the difference.
Playing with Fire
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 980. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2010. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
This story is based on the fascination both children and moths seem to share for fire. It is a story within a story, the inner conflict being that of a craving for glory in tandem with the outer conflict of danger and competition- issues children face in their personal relationships too.

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