Oliver T Spedding

Biography

I'm a designer, book illustrator, cartoonist, artist and writer in South Africa.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in the small gold mining town of Krugersdorp in South Africa and although the town itself had very little influence on my writing, my English school teacher,a Mrs. Orsmond, went out of her way to encourage me to write and to improve my grammar. She never criticized what I wrote but instead asked me to explain what I had written and why I had written it that particular way. This had the effect of making me think more about what I was writing and lead me to write more clearly and precisely.
When did you first start writing?
Although I've always had a strong attraction for the English language I only started writing seriously in my sixties.
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Where to find Oliver T Spedding online


Books

Religion and Life after Death
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,730. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: August 8, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Body, mind, & spirit
The author's thoughts and observations on religion and life after death that will hopefully help to put these two concepts into perspective.
Poems
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,570. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: August 7, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Meditation
36 rhyming poems about God's love and protection, love in general, lost love, new-found love, children and their world and rights, nature and memories.
South African Wild Animals and Birds
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,180. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: July 6, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Animals
34 black and white hand-drawn illustrations of South African wild animals and birds with descriptions, habits and statistics.
The Art of South African Artist Oliver T. Spedding
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 2,690. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: July 3, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Fine art
40 stunning portraits, floral arrangements, scenes and wild life renderings done in airbrush and brush by Oliver T. Spedding.
Saving Mouse - a colouring-in book
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 120. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: April 2, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Activity Books
A colouring-in book with a story. Tortoise doesn't know that people often see us differently from how we see ourselves. Download this book and print it on your desktop printer or get your local copy shop to print it for you. It's a great deal cheaper than hardcopy colouring-in books and you can print one for each of your children.
Hunting For Honey - a colouring-in book
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 140. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: April 2, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Activity Books
A colouring-in book with a story. Barney the bear learns that we cannot exist without others. Download this book and print it on your desktop printer or get your local copy shop to print it for you. It's a great deal cheaper than hardcopy colouring-in books and you can print one for each of your children.
Horrible Howard - a colouring-in book
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 130. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: April 2, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Activity Books
A colouring-in book with a story. Horrible Howard learns that others react to our behaviour therefore we need to make the first move when making friends. Download this book and print it on your desktop printer or get your local copy shop to print it for you. It's a great deal cheaper than hardcopy colouring-in books and you can print one for each of your children.
Barney's 4 X 4 - a colouring-in book
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 110. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: April 2, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Activity Books
A colouring-in book with a story. Barney learns that we should never enjoy ourselves at the expense of others. Download this book and print it on your desktop printer or get your local copy shop to print it for you. It's a great deal cheaper than hardcopy colouring-in books and you can print one for each of your children.
Create a Dragon
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 790. Language: Australian English. Published: April 2, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Activity Books
A simple but challenging children's activity puzzle book with 10 puzzles that helps to develop good hand-eye co-ordination and the ability to recognise and match corresponding lines, shapes and features. Download this book and print it on your desktop printer or get your local print shop to print it for you. It's a great deal cheaper than hardcopy activity books.
Can You Match Them?
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 1,900. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: April 2, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Activity Books
A simple but challenging children's activity puzzle book with 30 puzzles that helps to develop good hand-eye co-ordination and the ability to recognise and match corresponding lines, shapes and features. Download this book and print it on your desktop printer or get your local print shop to print it for you. It's a great deal cheaper than hardcopy activity books.
Create a Face
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 760. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: April 2, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Activity Books
A simple but challenging children's activity puzzle book with 8 puzzles that helps to develop good hand-eye co-ordination and the ability to recognise and match human features. There is also an opportunity for the kids to create faces of their own. Download this book and print it on your desktop printer or get your local print shop to print it for you. It's much cheaper than hardcopy books.
Find Them
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 450. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: April 2, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Activity Books
A simple but challenging children's activity puzzle book with 10 puzzles that helps to develop the child's ability to identify and follow different line configurations. Download this book and print it on your desktop printer or get your local print shop to print it for you. It's a great deal cheaper than hardcopy activity books. Don't insult your children by giving them easy activity puzzles.
History According to The Honky Boy
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,190. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: January 8, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Biography
30 "autobiographies" of well known people of the past told in modern slang. Each story has a cartoon or illustration.
Keep it Simple Golf - Chipping
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,370. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: June 18, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Golf
The vital link between the fairway and the green that can ensure that you maintain a good score.
Keep it Simple Golf - Playing a Fade or a Draw
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,840. Language: English (Scottish dialect). Published: June 17, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Golf
Understand how to impart spin to a golf ball and you can control the ball instead of it controlling you.
Keep it Simple Golf - The Basics
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,220. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: June 17, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Golf
By understanding the basics of the game of golf you can play the game to your true potential.
Laughing at Life
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,380. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: February 20, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
A collection of over 500 amusing "one liners",astute observations and collective nouns about ourselves that will help you keep life in perspective.
A Miscellany
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 63,040. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: January 29, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » African
A collection of short stories and articles on nature, people, religion, historical figures, health, inspiration, language amusing incidents and many other subjects.
Learning About Life
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,180. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: January 18, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Concepts / General
Nine children's picture book stories that each have a message that can help children in their efforts to understand what's important for a successful and balanced relationship with the world around us.
Encouragement
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,220. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: November 24, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
10 inspirational articles to help you when you're down. The pieces are all based on the wise observations of famous people.
Can You Spell This?
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,920. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: August 4, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Activity Books
A simple but challenging children's activity puzzle book with 50 puzzles that helps to develop good hand-eye co-ordination and improve spelling. Download this book and print it on your desktop printer or get your local print shop to print it for you. It's a great deal cheaper than hardcopy activity books. Don't insult your children by giving them easy activity puzzle books.
Create A Picture (3)
Series: Create A Picture, Book 3. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 1,420. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: July 29, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Activity Books
A simple but challenging children's activity puzzle book with 10 puzzles that helps to develop good hand-eye co-ordination and the ability to recognise and match corresponding lines, shapes and features. Download this book and print it on your desktop printer or get your local print shop to print it for you. It's a great deal cheaper than hardcopy activity books.
Create A Picture (2)
Series: Create A Picture, Book 2. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 1,410. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: July 16, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Activity Books
A simple but challenging children's activity puzzle book with 10 puzzles that helps to develop good hand-eye co-ordination and the ability to recognise and match corresponding lines, shapes and features. Download this book and print it on your desktop printer or get your local print shop to print it for you. It's a great deal cheaper than hardcopy activity books.
Create A Picture
Series: Create A Picture, Book 1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 1,350. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: July 15, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Activity Books
A simple but challenging children's activity puzzle book with 10 puzzles that helps to develop good hand-eye co-ordination and the ability to recognise and match corresponding lines, shapes and features. Download this book and print it on your desktop printer or get your local print shop to print it for you. It's a great deal cheaper than hardcopy activity books.
Teach Your Child To Count To Ten
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,350. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: June 11, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Elementary
For a child to feel comfortable in the world of numbers he or she needs to clearly understand what the basic numbers that make up this interesting form are and how they are derived. We need to be careful not to create too many distractions such as animal and human characters and their actions as arithmetic is an extremely confined form.
Soundwords
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 1,000. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: March 16, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Concepts / Sounds
A children's picture book about the spelling of sounds that we hear other than the spoken word. Great educational value.
Annie's Pram
Series: Coping With Life, Book 8. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,020. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: March 16, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Stories in Verse
A children's picture book written in verse and reverse chronology. The subject of the book is honesty. A learning about life book.
Winning
Series: Coping With Life, Book 7. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 650. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: March 16, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Interactive Adventures
A simple children's picture book story about school athletics with a surprising ending. The story demonstrates how easily we can get the wrong impression of others. A learning about life book.
How I Stopped Smoking Forty Years Ago
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,310. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: March 16, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » healthy living
This booklet explains how important it is to prepare adequately to quit smoking, how to create an "anti-tobacco" attitude, how to set appropriate goals and challenges, the need for distraction and adopting a healthy lifestyle. All these aspects are important ingredients in the process of quitting smoking permanently.
Basil's 4 X 4
Series: Coping With Life, Book 6. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 660. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: December 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Values & Virtues
A children's picture book story. As any bear will tell you hunting for honey is hard work so Basil buys a 4 X 4 and after he has learnt to drive it he uses it to hunt for honey. When the 4 X 4 breaks down Basil follows his trail back home. On the way he learns an important lesson: we must always consider others, especially when we're enjoying ourselves. A learning about life book.
Horrible Howard
Series: Coping With Life, Book 5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 650. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: November 23, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Friendship
In this children's picture book horrible Howard learns that other people react to our behaviour and so we can influence the way people behave towards us. Being unfriendly repels people while being friendly attracts them. What's important though, is that it's up to us to make the first move. A learning about life book.
Changing Thought
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,160. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: November 11, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Mind & Body
changing your thought habits isn't easy and requires a great deal of perseverance but it's the only way to permanently improve your life
Why John Plays Such Bad Golf
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,680. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: November 9, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Golf
Do you go to the range regularly but your game doesn't improve? This happens to a great many golfers because they don't practice constructively. This booklet tells you how to get positive results from your practice sessions and apply the results on the course to your advantage.
Whatstheidiom?
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 650. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: October 29, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » Comics
50 english idiom-related cartoon puzzles that are fun for all ages and have great educational value for young learners.
Keep it Simple Golf - Putting
Series: Keep it simple Golf, Book 5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,610. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Golf
A comprehensive analysis of the element of putting and logical advice on what the golfer can do to become more successful in this area of the game of golf.
Keep it Simple Golf - the Bunker Shot
Series: Keep it simple Golf, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,690. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Golf
Learn how to get out of bunkers the first time consistently by following a simple routine.
Foniktoons 1
Series: Foniktoons, Book 1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 1,770. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Language experience approach
20 English word-related cartoon puzzles that create an interest in the English language. ideal for children aged 10 - 100. an educational exercise for learning the meanings of many English words. Encourages readers to create their own English word-related puzzles.
Howie
Series: Coping With Life, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 660. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Imagination & Play
In this children's picture book little Howie has cancer and can't take part in healthy children's activities. Whenever he undergoes chemotherapy he conjures up his imaginary friends and together they do the things that healthy children do and this helps Howie cope with the unpleasant side effects of his treatment. A learning about life book.
Keep it Simple Golf - Transferring the Weight
Series: Keep it simple Golf, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,640. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Golf
Learn how to transfer your weight to get maximum distance and accuracy.
Mapenzi's Project
Series: Coping With Life, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 660. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Friendship
In this children's picture book story winning doesn't always bring what the winner expects and shows that by simply taking part, unexpected rewards can result. Jabu wins the project competition but Mapenzi is the real winner. A learning about life book.
Keep it Simple Golf - The Shank
Series: Keep it simple Golf, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,150. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Golf
This booklet explains what causes shanked or heeled shots so that the golfer can cure the fault as soon as it happens.
Saving Mouse
Series: Coping With Life, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 660. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Concepts / General
A children's picture book. Tortoise doesn't realize that the perception that he has of himself is not how others see him. A Learning about life book.
Hunting for Honey
Series: Coping With Life, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 700. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Friendship
A children's picture book. Barney the bear learns that we must interact with others and can't exist on our own. A Learning about life book.

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