Saoirse O'Mara

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Saoirse O'Mara aka Theresa Berg is a bilingual writer, editor, translator and language teacher. Apart from German and English, both of which languages she speaks fluently, she knows French, Spanish, Italian and Dutch and strives to learn many more languages.

Her motto: Language is more than words; it's magic!

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in western Germany and live now close to Berlin, the German capital, in eastern Germany. Although most of my books are written in English, I started out writing in German, my native tongue. My children's book series "Miro the Dragon", which is published under my maiden name Theresa Berg, is originally written in German and then translated into English (and hopefully soon other languages as well), while almost all of my other books are originally written in English.
When did you first start writing?
I started writing back when I realised that those weird shapes could tell stories. My earliest memory of actually writing fiction are from fourth grade when I wrote a short theatre play (and almost got to act it out with some classmates). Or maybe my short--very short--chapters of a story similar to a series by Astrid Lindgren were even earlier. My first finished novel was written when I was twelve. I completely revised it with sixteen, and then stored it away safely in the depths of my harddrive (and the original version in a folder that's still somewhere hidden in my home).
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Miro the Dragon
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 8,730. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2014 by Saoirse O'Mara. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Friendship, Fiction » Children’s books » Readers / Chapter Books
Drakonia…. Land of the dragons, ancient and proud creatures. Drakonia…. Home of Miro, a tiny and frightened red dragon who is still trying to find his place in the world. On his journey to become a “real” dragon, he makes some unusual new friends and discovers that friendship can overcome the greatest fears. Miro’s stories tell of courage and friendship without boundaries or prejudices.
迷炬龙 (Miro the Dragon--Chinese Edition)
Price: $4.50 USD. Words: 440. Language: Chinese (simplified). Published: July 1, 2014 by Saoirse O'Mara. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals, Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Friendship
龙界,是古老骄傲的龙族的栖身之地。龙界,是迷炬的家,一个胆子和个子都很小的红色小龙的家。现今,他还在寻找自己的立足之地。 在他成为 "真正" 的龙的过程中,他结交了一些特别的新朋友并发现,友情可以克服最大的恐惧。 迷炬的故事,是个关于勇气和友情,并无任何偏见或界限之分的故事。
Drache trifft Meermann
Price: Free! Words: 2,450. Language: German. Published: August 2, 2013 by Saoirse O'Mara. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables, Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Friendship
Kurzgeschichte von Theresa Berg und Julia Beylouny In "Drache trifft Meermann" lernt Miro den Meermann Sam kennen, der plötzlich im See in Drakonia auftaucht. Miro hat zuerst Angst, aber dann siegt seine Neugier und er lässt sich von Sam in Sams Welt entführen. Unter Wasser gibt es so viele interessante Dinge zu entdecken ...
Price: Free! Words: 1,460. Language: German. Published: October 3, 2012 by Saoirse O'Mara. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Readers / Beginner, Fiction » Children’s books » Holidays & Celebrations / Christmas & Advent
Lena hat in der Weihnachtsnacht nur einen großen Wunsch: Sie möchte den Weihnachtsmann sehen! Aber er kommt erst, wenn alle Kinder tief und fest schlafen. Kann der helle Stern am Himmel ihr vielleicht ihren Traum erfüllen?


A Rogue's Tale: Govin's First Year
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 50,700. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Mystery & Detective, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
Join Tayla and Govin for their first three adventures together. Life in Davon is full of mysteries...a stolen diadem, mysterious happenings in the Mage Guild, and then rumours of pirates. ‘A fun, exciting adventure. Highly recommended.’ The Wishing Shelf Awards about The Lost Diadem (A Rogue's Tale Part I)
How to Learn Vocabulary
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,220. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Study skills, Nonfiction » Language Instruction » Miscellaneous
Are you struggling with memorising your vocabulary? Would you like to learn a foreign language but have no clue how to push all those new words into your head? This short booklet introduces you to several tried vocabulary learning strategies to make your journey to mastering a new language a bit easier. Published under the Creative Commons CC-BY-SA license.
Effective Networking for Freelancers
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,860. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Career Guides » Sales and Marketing, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Knowledge capital
This short booklet about networking for freelancers gives conscise and helpful advice based on personal experience. Author Saoirse O'Mara has been growing her international network successfully for the past few years.
Pirates, Pirates!
Series: A Rogue's Tale, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 17,880. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Pirates
Tayla would have never dreamed that her day off might end so terribly--or that Govin wouldn't find time to help her when she needs him. Yet she decides that justice can't wait, and she follows her heart to right a wrong that happened in front of her eyes. Despite the dangers involved, her resolve stays strong. But who can she trust when the web of greed and intrigue threatens to ensnare her?
Kathi the Flying Squirrel
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 720. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Stories in Verse, Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
Kathi the squirrel, a delightful young girl; she dreams of adventure, grows wings that will send her, up high in the air to see things everywhere. This is a rhyming story for children who love adventures, animals, and exploring.
How to Write Children's Books
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,060. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Creativity
In this report, aspiring children's book authors will get concise, hands-on advice from a published children's book author. This is an excellent resource for any writer to have on their virtual bookshelf.
Trouble in the Mage Guild (A Rogue's Tale Part II)
Series: A Rogue's Tale, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,640. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Friendship
Things have changed since Govin and Tayla solved the mystery of the lost diadem. Tayla is no longer living in the streets, and Govin has a new mentor. Life could finally be good. But looming danger forces them to abandon their ordinary lives once again to get to the root of a mystery. Only this time, the whole city of Davon is at stake....
The Lost Diadem (A Rogue's Tale Part I)
Series: A Rogue's Tale, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,500. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Children’s books » Readers / Intermediate
You never know when you might end up on the other side of the law.... Govin had no clue how much his life would change when he signed up for the City Guard in Davon. A fateful meeting throws him into an adventure he would never have imagined, not even in his wildest dreams, and he is left to fix the mess once known as his life. And if that weren’t enough, there is still a cunning thief to catch…
An Unexpected Turn
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,910. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American, Fiction » Inspirational
Sometimes, fate strikes without warning. All that is left is to either adapt to the new circumstances or to falter and succumb to one's sorrow. What would you do? For Michelle Devon.
The Enchanted Garden
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,840. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Benji loses his parents in a car accident and is sent to live with his grandparents in Ireland. The problem: He has never met them before, and he doesn't speak English. Life in his new home is miserable for him until he meets some of Ireland's mystical inhabitants and things change.... "The Enchanted Garden" is a modern fairy tale for young and old.

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