Samantha de Vries

Biography

(ENG) Samantha was born in the year 2000 in Winschoten. She lives in Germany with her father, mother, brother, and sister. Samantha started writing when she was nine years old and wrote stories or small poems. She won her first poetry Slam in Germany when she was fourteen years old.

(NL) Samantha is geboren in het jaar 2000 in Winschoten. Ze woont met haar vader, moeder, broertje en zusje in Duitsland. Samantha begon met het schrijven toen ze negen jaar oud was en schreef verhalen op of kleine gedichten. Ze won haar eerste Poetry Slam in Duitsland toen ze viertien jaar oud was.

(DE) Samantha wurde im Jahr 2000 in Winschoten geboren. Sie lebt mit Vater, Mutter, Bruder und Schwester in Deutschland. Samantha begann mit neun Jahren zu schreiben und schrieb Geschichten oder kleine Gedichte. Sie hatten ihren ersten Poetry Slam in Deutschland gewonnen als sie vierzehn Jahr alt war.
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Third person Biography? Check!

Hello everyone,
my name is Samantha de Vries and I am a writer of stories and poems. I don't know if you've read one of my ebooks, but if you have, thank you very much and I hope you like the other books as well! Also, as you may have noticed, I write in three different languages; English, Dutch, and German. the reason behind that is, that I am from the Netherlands, live in Germany and loved to write in English. Nothing else is to that story.

I live in a small city/town where my family and I are known as the 'flying dutch'. A nickname that we got when we started to deliver newspapers and helping the elders out when they needed it. I live with my parents, little brother, and sister. We have pets (cats, dog, and parrot) and good neighbors. My hobbies are reading, writing, cycling, walking with our dog and entertaining children. I hope that I've mentioned everything I wanted or what you may like to know, but I am always open to questions.

Love,
Samantha de Vries

Smashwords Interview

What do your fans mean to you?
Everything. I hope to inspire or even help my fans with my writing.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes, it was a fanfiction on the TV series Batman.and Robin from 1966 or something. I fell in love with the dynamic duo and begun to write that as my first official story in 2011. But the first poem I ever wrote was in 2010, when I was still nine.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Samantha de Vries online

Books

Onrustig Vaarwater
Price: $13.50 USD. Words: 3,680. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2020. Categories: Poetry » Female authors, Poetry » Themes & motifs » General
This book is full of poems divided into three parts, in Dutch, English and German. They are poems with different themes, from funny to depressed. They are all true, taken from the life of Samantha and the lives of people she knows. There are poems that are fun or interesting for young and old.
Einzelne Schritte
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,170. Language: German. Published: September 25, 2019. Categories: Poetry » German Poetry, Poetry » Female authors
(5.00 from 1 review)
Es gibt verschiedene dinge die man im Leben hat. Es gibt Schule, freunden, liebe. hass, verluste und so viele verschiedene Schritte jemanden kann nehmen. Ich habe 25 verschiedene Schritte als gedichten geschrieben. Vielleicht haben Sie diesen Schritt auch gemacht? 25 Gedichten (Mini - eBook)
De Honingman in de Discostraat
You set the price! Words: 790. Language: Dutch. Published: September 14, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables, Fiction » Fairy tales
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
De Honing man gaat elke dag ergens heen en komt terug met drie dozen honing, een boek en een klok. Wat zit erachter en waar komen de dingen vandaan? Lees meer over het lezen van dit mini-verhaal.
The Honey Man in the Disco Street
You set the price! Words: 840. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
The Honey Man goes somewhere every day and comes back with three boxes of honey, a book, and a clock. What is behind it and where do the things come from? Find out about reading this mini-story.
Tot aan de Hemel Dromen
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,270. Language: Dutch. Published: August 6, 2019. Categories: Poetry » Female authors, Poetry » Themes & motifs » General
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Hier zijn 25 gedichten in een boek. Er is een positive en een beetje negative kant in dit boek. Lees en kom meer te weten van de gedichten in deze gedichtenbundel! Alles is geschreven alsof het hun fantasie is, vandaar de titel: Tot aan de Hemel Dromen.
Der Honig Mann in der Disco Straße
You set the price! Words: 770. Language: German. Published: August 1, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Der Honig Mann geht jeden Tag irgendwo hin und kommt zurück mit drei Kisten Honig, ein Buch und eine Uhr. Was steckt dahinter und woher kommen die Sachen? Finde es heraus mit lesen von diese Mini Geschichte.
Two Sides
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,970. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2019. Categories: Poetry » Themes & motifs » General
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
There are two sides of the same coin, the same story. Here, you'll read the positive and negative side in poems. Read and see if you can understand this metaphorical coin. There are 25 poems in total.
Howl
Price: Free! Words: 30,560. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Lisa (Original Character) and Samantha (Original Character) were send in the movie Howl. A lot of unexplained and crazy things are going to happen what wouldn't have happened if those two trouble makers weren't on board. The passengers are getting crazy and grey hairs from worry! (P.S.: Spoilers inside!)

Smashwords book reviews by Samantha de Vries

  • Crumbs on the Stairs - Migas en las escaleras: A Mystery in English & Spanish on July 15, 2019

    I really loved it and will read it to the children before they go to bed. It's a cute story which my little sister loved to hear.
  • I Want to Speak Chinese...Now! on July 21, 2019

    It's a great idea and with this book, I kind of found learning Chinese a little bit easier. It still isn't the easiest or fastest language that I will learn, but I'll get there. XD Thank you for the 1-Minute book!
  • The Worry-Free Tree: Bedtime Meditations For Children Aged 4 - 8 years on July 27, 2019

    It was an interesting book to read, but I need to see if it works after I get some children of myself, because my little sister could only giggle and tell me that I'm crazy... I did try it on myself, and it did relax me a lot. Thank you for that.
  • The King's Consort on July 30, 2019

    It was interesting to read, despite the intimate scene. That kind of shocked me, but it was well written and I enjoyed reading it.
  • Obsession on Aug. 04, 2019

    'Love makes you a whole other person' that saying has been greatly written in this good story. I liked it a lot. There was romance, betrayal and then the twist of him going into madness. Although, I am curious to know what language they speak and what some of those words mean...
  • Zazoo Zazoo! on Aug. 05, 2019

    Wow! This story is so beautiful. It has the elements of a great child story, which I also liked to read, and shows self-encouragement, positive mentality, the tips on how to feel better when you feel down. It has great tips for every person!
  • The Monkey King on Aug. 22, 2019

    I had never read a book about the Monkey King, but it was great and I was sad that it was over so soon. The illustrations were beautifully done and showed with ease what was written. I especially loved the Chinese below the English text. If I could've read the Chinese text also I think it would be beneficial for the Chinese people who want to learn English and for the English who want to learn Chinese.
  • Self, Stuff, & Stomach on Aug. 22, 2019

    It wasn't really something I would enjoy reading again, because I was confused by many pages, but for some people, it might be great to read. Maybe someone on the adult side and not as a teenager or if you're still a little bit childish sometimes. The text was written with a lot of care and hard work with a lot of careful thinking. I may not have liked it that much, but I know many people who would. If it had been Dutch, I could've sent it to them.
  • Amazing : Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Horror Flash Fiction #1 on March 27, 2020

    I found this a very interesting start of a book, however I did notice that there were more 'advertisement' in your book for the following part than the story itself.
  • Monster of Monsters: Package Delivered To The Mad Scientist- Fantasy, Science Fiction, & Horror Flash Fiction #8 on March 27, 2020

    I am sad to agree with Michelle B. I've noticed that you set this under a 'short story' but that's about 2000 words, not around 500 or so. It's a start and I know it can be something amazing, like the 10Th Anniversary: Shades of Grey series.
  • Misery, Without Company on March 31, 2020

    This is a beautiful and heartfelt poetry. I can feel the emotions coming off of it in waves. Thank you for sharing this beautiful poetry, mister Wallace.
  • Final Goodbyes on March 31, 2020

    I love your poetry. This may have only been the second poetry book that I've read from you, but I love the feeling inside of it. With every word, you can see what you are trying to tell.
  • A Prison for Me on March 31, 2020

    This was such a sad, but strong poetry. I gave me chills and made me feel such raw emotions. It was beautiful to read.
  • ... Therefore It Is on Sep. 09, 2021

    This book gave me such an interesting view about the world and I do agree with the dragon. I find this small story somehow very interesting and I still think about what was written. Thank you for this.
  • Tientje on Sep. 09, 2021

    Dat is zeker een aanrader voor iedereen die elke keer tegen hun kinderen zeggen dat ze hun weg willen hebben. Mooi geschreven.