Felicity-Ann McInnes

Biography

A compassionate, gentle spirit, born far too early in an era overcoming WWII.

Born 6th April 1943 in the then Union of South Africa, she found it difficult to relate to the conformity of the society of her up-bringing, coming from what was then termed 'old money' and brought up as an upper class individual with decorum, dignity and integrity. And having to converse to the family in four different languages, (English, Afrikaans, High Dutch and French); as well as a stern Nanny who only spoke Zulu, possibly gave her the gift and love of languages.

At the early age of three years it was discovered that she possessed natural talents and gifts; able to draw, write and make crafts, with a wisdom far beyond that of a normal child of her age.

The local Africans of the then Provinces of the Orange Free State; Zululand and Natal would ask if they could ‘borrow’ this Child of The Universe, in order to help them hunt for the tubers and plants needed for the making of Natural Herbal Medicines.They loved this strange auburn titianed haired 'fairy' child with her huge dark red-mahogany eyes ringed with a grey halo. Who seemed to know exactly what was needed even before it was asked for.

Starting school at the very tender age of Four Years, her first illustrated poem for English Literature, was called “Snow” depicting a Mountain and the Sea with snowflakes drifting gently down. Unfortunately the original art work has long gone, but the words still linger.

What made this more remarkable is the fact that as a child she had never seen snow nor a Mountain with the Sea in the foreground.

Still actively involved in creating and writing and still nutures the adventurous spirit of travel.

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
I was about four years old (1947) and always saw things in my head that had to be written and would sit and write stories in the sand, quickly rubbing them out if anyone came to see what I was doing.
What's the story behind your latest book?
Wish I could answer that as my head jumps all over the place with stories and have so many genre's that I write ( all at once at times - jumping from subject to subject ) - kind of like mental multi-tasking, one could almost call it.
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Where to find Felicity-Ann McInnes online


Books

The Awakening!
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,530. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Erotica Anthologies, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The Awakening is an erotic anecdote written in a 1000 words. Forms part of the Poetry, Prose And Other Reflections - Series: The Lusts of Man written by Felicity-Ann McInnes Acknowledgements Oh what lusts we seek and weave Within these walls called man
Brandon's Fire Truck Saves The Day
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,000. Language: English (South African dialect). Published: April 2, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Short Stories, Fiction » Children’s books » Short Stories
Brandon a brave little 6 year old invites his Grandmother to visit him on Grandparent's Day at his school and embarks on an adventure - saving her from the Dragon.
The Mischief That Turned Into Magic
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,290. Language: English (South African dialect). Published: February 19, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories, Fiction » Adventure » General
The Mischief That Turned Into Magic Is an educational factional 'fairy story' about Lance the Caterpillar and how his antics of mischief turn back into magic. Apart from learning the cycle of Lance from caterpillar to butterfly, children will enjoy the adventure he embarks on. Suitable for children from 3 - 8 years of age.
Views Of Life - Stories in a 100 Words - Booklet II
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,210. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational, Fiction » Inspirational
Views Of Life - Booklet II - 6 Short stories each in 100 words are the inner most views of the Author, embracing the World; as well as; those around her; 'seeing and feeling' deeply at times inside their heads and hearts. This forms part of the Series of Poetry, Prose And Other Reflections written by Felicity-Ann McInnes and will be an ongoing project until she runs out of time.
How The Leopards Lost Their Stripes
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,870. Language: English (South African dialect). Published: February 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A 'Factional' (based on fact and fictiion) story about the cats of Africa and how the Leopards lost their stripes Suitable for children from 3years and upwards.
... And ... An Angel Said ...
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,360. Language: English (South African dialect). Published: February 16, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Contemporary, Fiction » Inspirational
Inspiration comes in many forms, Books of Wisdom, seeing the innocence of a child, living the beauty around of Our Creator. Whilst the series "...and...An Angel Said..." Booklets 1 - 6, from the writings Poetry, Prose and Other Reflections reflect pieces pertaining to The Bible, others the Wisdom obtained through various other Religions, it must be remembered there are always Angels around
Within The Spirit - The White Owl Calls
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,760. Language: English (South African dialect). Published: February 11, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » African Poetry, Fiction » Poetry » Female authors
How do I describe my fascination for the soul called Helen Martins and her (like mine) loneliness of a love gone and a life alone and the reclusiveness that blossomed into a work of art? I can but only write in words of art how I see her adventure of life. Visiting my ‘Ouma and Papa’s farm house, I would sit at her feet listening to her talk to my Late Mother and Father; for this I thank her.
Views Of Life - Booklet I
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,540. Language: English (South African dialect). Published: February 5, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration, Fiction » Inspirational
Views Of Life - Booklet I - is the inner most views of the Author, embracing the World; as well as; those around her; 'seeing and feeling' deeply at times inside their heads and hearts. This forms part of the Series of Poetry, Prose And Other Reflections written by Felicity-Ann McInnes and will be an ongoing project until she runs out of time.

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