M.J. Silva

Biography

For me writing equals breathing. They are more synonyms than any other synonym words. I write non-stop since I was fifteen when I was still in high school. Back then, sometimes I just wrote, others I wrote and painted. But writing... oh writing...

As an avid writer, but also avid reader, I loooove books, all shapes and sizes, because they have given me so much throughout my life. All kinds.
Today I do it all.

I remember engraving certain stories in my mind, certain that one day I would write them. Because there are stories that just need to be told.

I studied journalism at Lisbon Catholic University but dedicated my professional life to developing and teaching my own projects of Arts and English to children, some of them with learning disabilities, before becoming a fulltime writer and illustrator.

I’m always busy writing, sketching, painting or illustrating children’s books.

My strongest influences and inspirations are music, the cartoons of Waterson and Schulz, abstract art and classic and contemporary literature.

I’m a strong believer that drawings, paintings and stories created by children are the most beautiful, significant and inspiring of all.

I live in the beautiful sunny town of Cascais, in Portugal, with my husband (and co-author), my boy and our two dogs.

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Books

Songs of Yesterday - A Heartman's Bay Short Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,860. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories
Passionate and witty writer Grace Waldorf is finally ready for her fifth therapy session with Temperance Warden. The healer and medium is helping Grace on her research. But there's a lot more on Grace's mind that afternoon. Why did Eric tell his friend Nate, to stay away from her? But when Grace lies down on the black stretcher, she can't even imagine what she's about to find out.
Close to You - A journal (Contemporary Romance)
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,580. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Henry finds himself unable to forgive Ally for choosing her career over their relationship. But then again, as he looks at her, beautiful and sexy as she has always been, he knows that he loves her now more than the first time they met. Henry is terrified of getting hurt again, but how can he hide from Ally what he really feels? Or from himself?
Sleeping Beauty
Price: Free! Words: 1,440. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
When Gaby opens her eyes, she has no idea where she is. What happened to her? How did she wound up at a total stranger's house?
My 1st Mary & Friends Coloring Book
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 90. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Art, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Activity Books
Have fun coloring the pages of My 1st Mary & Friends coloring book! 32 pages of pure fun! Print the pages, use paint or crayons or coloring pens, add drawings and set your imagination free! Use it in class or at home! My 1st Mary & Friends coloring book is part of a series of English Workbooks (ages 2-6). More to come! Stay tuned!
Mary & Friends - Crazy About English - K1 (3 up)
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 10. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Activity Books, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Preschool & kindergarten
Mary & Friends – Crazy About English is a 4 levelled, highly flexible and fun course to help children, 2 to 6 year olds, learn basic skills in English, actively and successfully, at school or at home.
Confessions
Price: Free! Words: 3,370. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
When Gaby is in Bar Harbor, Maine, her long time lover, Peter, opens up his heart to his best friend, Michael and reveals what he has been hidding from himself for years.
Mary & Friends - Crazy About English - Nursery Green (ages 2-3)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Activity Books, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Preschool & kindergarten
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Mary & Friends - Crazy About English - Making children happy (while they learn) all over the world! Mary & Friends – Crazy About English is a 4 levelled, highly flexible and fun course to help children, 2 to 6 year olds, learn basic skills in English, actively and successfully, at school or at home.
Várias Vidas
Price: Free! Words: 20,270. Language: Portuguese. Published: April 22, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Inspirational
People around the globe are connected by similar feelings, thoughts, concerns, emotions and experiences. Based on true stories, this book reveals life experiences of men and women of our days, about love, loss, infidelities, dreams, truths and lies, the double lives of so many faces that cross our way daily and whose stories we've all tried to guess.

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