Cathy Conradie


I am a debutant writer from Pretoria, South Africa and published my books, Refined By His Fire and Die Opofferings (Afrikaans version) & The Sacrifice (English version) under my married name (Conradie) in 2011. I served in the South African Police Service for 14 years and I am now working from home, typing court transcriptions. Apart from writing I love reading and also spend a lot of time with my horse. I am an unashamed, outspoken child of the living God Jesus Christ.

Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes :-) It was a my first attempt of a short story about a horse called Aquanaut. I was about 10 or 11 years old when I wrote it.
What do you read for pleasure?
Biographies, autobiographies and realistic fiction. I don't like fantasy, sci-fi or horror books. I also enjoy a book that keeps you in suspense.
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The Sacrifice
You set the price! Words: 16,840. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » African
Antonie Marais and Paul Visser meet each other during a sports contest where they become rivals because of an incident. Antonie vows to himself to take revenge on Paul, but never could have imagined that Paul will save his life one day. A true reflection on what police members of South Africa are subjected to on a daily basis.
Refined By His Fire
You set the price! Words: 85,540. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » African, Fiction » Christian » General
This fictional novel is about two young policemen in South Africa who come from different backgrounds but whose paths cross each other as a result of traumatic events in their adolescent years. Barry's life is saved by Adrian in more than one way that, with constant prayer and support brings Barry to surrender his heart to Christ. Action packed police drama and suspense as well as lighter moments.

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Smashwords book reviews by Cathy Conradie

  • You Are Just A Guest on Oct. 04, 2012

    I love reading horror stories/thrillers. This story kept me captivated from the start to the finish. I love an open ending that makes one wonder what really happened. Great job, well done!