Interview with Felicity-Ann McInnes

When did you first start writing?
I was about four years old (1947) and always saw things in my head that had to be written and would sit and write stories in the sand, quickly rubbing them out if anyone came to see what I was doing.
What's the story behind your latest book?
Wish I could answer that as my head jumps all over the place with stories and have so many genre's that I write ( all at once at times - jumping from subject to subject ) - kind of like mental multi-tasking, one could almost call it.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Knowing that I have written just 'that something' that another is either going through and an be comforted, or hear a child laugh with big-eyes at something I wrote, or even sharing the feelings of passion that all of us have deep down inside!

This to me is my greatest joy of writing.
What do your fans mean to you?
Fans???? Mmmmm I do not see 'people' as 'fans' who read my works, but as 'friends through cyber space'.
What are you working on next?
Gosh difficult one as said..
But I want to complete my Biography / Memoirs this 2014; as well as; the story of 2 Umbrellas lost in London during the Olympics...
Who are your favorite authors?
I have absolutely no favourite authors - each one is so unique in their own personal style.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
The air that I breathe - the morning sunrise - (or if in some cases the morning rain) - doing my meditation and greeting the sun's healing energy as well as my daily jiggley jog / power walk and at some times my workout at the gym...

Seeing the nature of all around me - hearing birds twitter - children laugh and drinking in the smiles on people's faces is such a blessing.

In a Nutshell?

Life inspires me
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
You mean there is life beyond writing???

Well I paint, create up-market costume jewellery, meditate and exercise...

Yes everyone must have time out indeed ... Batteries need to be re-charged...
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes; was not actually a story but a poem - I was 6 years old in Standard 1 (Grade 3) - and incorporated an art scene I had painted into the background and the poem in the foreground.

The piece was called SNOW

The really strange thing though, is that I had never seen snow; as was living in the Orange Free State at the time during the Summer months having always been a Natal Coastal Durbanite Baby.
What do you read for pleasure?
I am also a creative editor / proof reader and the articles I assist on give me intense pleasure as they fill my heart with joy ranging from stories about Dragons; right up to Angels and the future of our Existance.
Have you any writings ready for publication?
I actually have and am working on converting them to eBook Format as I have always sold them as unique hand made items on demand. Once I am established will be looking into the future of hard copy print.
Here is a synopsis of my works on hand as well as future publications.

The Poetry, Prose And Other Reflections Series

Each Volume consist of 12 Writings (unless otherwise stated)

And An Angel Said - Volumes I – VI (Tributes obtained via all sources of Spirituality)

Our Mother You Cry - Volumes 1 – IV (These consist of 13 each) (52 Tributes of
Love to Mother Earth))

I AM – Woman Volumes I – III (Tribute to the feminine element)

Life Happens – (Tribute to Life and Living)

Love Matters – YES – (A Tribute to the fact of the matter)

The Lusts of Man (The many lusts within mankind)

via Felicity’s Brain Thoughts Shuffle (Volumes I and until the author has run out of time)

The White Owl Calls ... (Within The Spirit - Tribute to Helen Martins who founded the Owl House in South Africa)

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Children’s Stories

Brandon’s Fire Truck Saves The Day – (A brave little boy saves his Grandmother from a Dragon)

How The Leopard Lost Its Stripes – (A ‘factional’ story based on the Cats of Africa)

How The Mischief Turned Into Magic – (A ‘factional’ story based on Lance the Caterpillar)

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Short Stories

Views of Life – short, short stories on views of life. (Each Volume contains 6 or more short, short stories - ongoing)

The Awakening - An Anecdote in 1000 Words (Mature erotic content)

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Workshop Manuals

I AM – The Frontline – (Business Etiquette)

I AM – The Parent (Growing up with a SMILE)

I AM – Me (Taking a look at how to improve your body image and face the world)

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Future Short Stories and Other

The Butterfly Princess and The Dragon Fly Man (A fairy tale love-story in progress)

The Adventures of Snooks and Pooks (Children’s Story of two ‘brollies’ adventure in London)

I AM – The Element Within Cyber Space ... (Workshop Manual – The Etiquette of Cyber Space)

... But, I’ve Never Been To Me ... (Biography / Memoirs in progress)
Published 2014-02-11.
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Books by This Author

…I AM The Parent …
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,980. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Health & Daily Living / Daily Activities, Screenplays » Documentary
One Parents look at how she brought up her children. With A Smile!
The Awakening!
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,530. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Erotica Anthologies, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The Awakening is an erotic anecdote written in a 1000 words. Forms part of the Poetry, Prose And Other Reflections - Series: The Lusts of Man written by Felicity-Ann McInnes Acknowledgements Oh what lusts we seek and weave Within these walls called man
Brandon's Fire Truck Saves The Day
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,000. Language: English (South African dialect). Published: April 2, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Short Stories, Fiction » Children’s books » Short Stories
Brandon a brave little 6 year old invites his Grandmother to visit him on Grandparent's Day at his school and embarks on an adventure - saving her from the Dragon.
The Mischief That Turned Into Magic
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,290. Language: English (South African dialect). Published: February 19, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories, Fiction » Adventure » General
The Mischief That Turned Into Magic Is an educational factional 'fairy story' about Lance the Caterpillar and how his antics of mischief turn back into magic. Apart from learning the cycle of Lance from caterpillar to butterfly, children will enjoy the adventure he embarks on. Suitable for children from 3 - 8 years of age.
Views Of Life - Stories in a 100 Words - Booklet II
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,210. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational, Fiction » Inspirational
Views Of Life - Booklet II - 6 Short stories each in 100 words are the inner most views of the Author, embracing the World; as well as; those around her; 'seeing and feeling' deeply at times inside their heads and hearts. This forms part of the Series of Poetry, Prose And Other Reflections written by Felicity-Ann McInnes and will be an ongoing project until she runs out of time.
How The Leopards Lost Their Stripes
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,870. Language: English (South African dialect). Published: February 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A 'Factional' (based on fact and fictiion) story about the cats of Africa and how the Leopards lost their stripes Suitable for children from 3years and upwards.
... And ... An Angel Said ...
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,360. Language: English (South African dialect). Published: February 16, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Contemporary, Fiction » Inspirational
Inspiration comes in many forms, Books of Wisdom, seeing the innocence of a child, living the beauty around of Our Creator. Whilst the series "...and...An Angel Said..." Booklets 1 - 6, from the writings Poetry, Prose and Other Reflections reflect pieces pertaining to The Bible, others the Wisdom obtained through various other Religions, it must be remembered there are always Angels around
Within The Spirit - The White Owl Calls
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,760. Language: English (South African dialect). Published: February 11, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » African Poetry, Fiction » Poetry » Female authors
How do I describe my fascination for the soul called Helen Martins and her (like mine) loneliness of a love gone and a life alone and the reclusiveness that blossomed into a work of art? I can but only write in words of art how I see her adventure of life. Visiting my ‘Ouma and Papa’s farm house, I would sit at her feet listening to her talk to my Late Mother and Father; for this I thank her.
Views Of Life - Booklet I
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,540. Language: English (South African dialect). Published: February 5, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration, Fiction » Inspirational
Views Of Life - Booklet I - is the inner most views of the Author, embracing the World; as well as; those around her; 'seeing and feeling' deeply at times inside their heads and hearts. This forms part of the Series of Poetry, Prose And Other Reflections written by Felicity-Ann McInnes and will be an ongoing project until she runs out of time.