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!
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).
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.
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 ...
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?
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)
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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....
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…
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.