Angela Hope


Born in the UK and emigrated to Perth Australia with my husband and two daughters. I am a retired Author and Artist who was inspired to write children’s stories when my first grand daughter was born. I wrote 30 stories and had been accepted by a publisher that unfortunately went bankrupt in 1995. My husband creates my book covers and has illustrated some of my children's stories. I self-published, finally putting them and my latest stories, for all age groups FREE to read online or download worldwide. I have written 54 FREE books for eBook outlets. This is my hobby and not for profit.
I live in Western Australia.

Angela Hope's favorite authors on Smashwords

Julia Steinke
Latest book: Buddy & The Tennis Ball.
Published September 2, 2014. (4.00 from 1 review)
Chris Fiorillo
Latest book: Squished.
Published June 1, 2014. (5.00 from 1 review)
Jonathan Antony Strickland
Latest book: Spoiled Flowery Soup.
Published May 25, 2024.
Angela Hope
Latest book: Inside Out 2 Justice.
Published January 4, 2022. (4.67 from 3 reviews)
Lindsay Johannsen
Latest book: Mr Ron And His Remarkable Flying Machine.
Published February 2, 2017. (4.00 from 1 review)
Jeff McDargh
Latest book: The Walk.
Published July 13, 2019. (5.00 from 2 reviews)
James Sutherland
Latest book: Christmas with Norbert.
Published November 4, 2011. (5.00 from 1 review)
Elizabeth Nakou
Latest book: Kay the kangaroo.
Published June 25, 2016. (5.00 from 2 reviews)
Juliet Mulberry
Latest book: Drago the Dragon.
Published March 19, 2022. (5.00 from 1 review)
...and 48 more

Smashwords book reviews by Angela Hope

  • Inside Out on May 17, 2014

    Very enjoyable. Well written story. Thanks for making it free.
  • The Patient on May 18, 2014

    Excellent. I had to read to the end as couldn't leave it. A definite 5 stars from me.
  • The Black Place Inside on June 15, 2014
    (no rating)
    I was drawn in from start to finish. Another well written story by this Author. Excellent.
  • Shiny Things on June 16, 2014

    This story has depth. Regrets are a fact of life, many unnecessary.
  • Squished on June 26, 2014

    Brilliant! It made me laugh. Shame there was a couple of typo's but who cares? Not me. I'll probably keep this one to read again.
  • Growing Celery in Your Garden on July 19, 2014

    Thank you for taking the time to help us with your vast knowledge in the garden. Making them free is an added bonus.
  • Gardening for Kids on July 19, 2014

    Great information for kids. I hope a lot of parents give this some thought.
  • The Wizard, The Princess, The Dragon and The Burp Beer on July 26, 2014

    Funny story. Very enjoyable. One or two typo's to correct but easily rectified.
  • A Frolic of Children on July 26, 2014

    A good imagination is needed for this story. I have that! Fantasy comes from an active mind. I enjoyed it!
  • The Sound of Snow on July 26, 2014

    A great story with nice illustrations. Children will love it.
  • Hope on July 28, 2014

    Wow! Such emotion stirred in me! So well written, I felt it was true from start to finish. Excellent!
  • By The Roadside on July 29, 2014

    Brilliant story, beautifully told. You really are my favourite author from today. How lucky you are to have a talent as well as the perfect name. Destiny Rose a name people will remember. I look forward to your next book.
  • Point of a Pencil on July 29, 2014

    I could have learnt a thing or two from this story, had I read it at my first creative writing class, many years ago. I'm sure it will be very helpful to a lot of students.
  • What You Tell Yourself - A Short Story on Aug. 02, 2014

    Very enjoyable story. Well written.
  • Where My Shadow Goes At Night on Aug. 03, 2014

    A lovely short story. I wanted another page.
  • A Cat in a Christmas Hat on Aug. 11, 2014

    Sweet little story. Very simular to one of mine. "A Wish Come True" Great minds think alike!
  • Buddy & The Tennis Ball on Sep. 02, 2014

    I'm sure children will love this book. Great pictures.
  • Donors on Sep. 03, 2014

    A well written short story.
  • The Adventures of Charlotte and Bloom on Oct. 24, 2014

    What a wonderful imagination you have Ashlynn. You are a very talented young lady. I'll take this opportunity to thank you for your reviews on my short stories. By doing that you have made me a happy writer. Thank you!
  • The Little Big Clockmaker on Nov. 10, 2014

    A lovely short story.
  • The Forgotten Ornament on Nov. 11, 2014

    This story made me wish I could go back in time. I miss telling my children and grandchildren stories. All grown up! I remain a child at heart. Loved it.
  • In Dark Places on Nov. 13, 2014

    Amazing! Such a well told story.
  • The Return of the Forgotten Ornament on Nov. 13, 2014

    Christmas can be a lonely time for seniors. I hope my imagination works as well as yours. I must invite aliens this year! Well written thank you for making it free for all to enjoy.
  • The Gift of Life on Nov. 14, 2014

    Troy you truly are a talented writer. You are most definitely my favourite Smashwords author.
  • Monster In Me on Nov. 18, 2014

    This should be made into a script for a TV drama. Excellent!
  • The Extraordinary Eggs on Nov. 20, 2014

    A pleasure to read with lovely illustrations.
  • Grandma's Magical Elephant on Nov. 22, 2014

    A lovely short story
  • A Tattered Yellow Ribbon on Nov. 27, 2014

    This story will relate to and affect a lot of people. Sad but true! Very well written.
  • Rag Doll on Nov. 27, 2014

    Another gem by an extremely talented writer.
  • Number Theory on Jan. 13, 2015

    I loved the way this story was written. I giggled my way through it. Brilliant!
  • Little Robbie and the Buffalo on Jan. 21, 2015

    A lovely story well told.
  • The Enchanted Music Box on March 29, 2015

    This is a captivating story beautifully told. Magic in fact!
  • My Lying Bathroom Mirror (F) on March 30, 2015

    I enjoy short rhymes that flow. Nicely done.
  • Look Here, Hercules (a short story) on April 13, 2015

    A great short story. It tells of the trying times of owning a puppy as well as the many rewards they bring. Every child should enjoy a pet. I loved the humour with the name.
  • The Fat Frog Song on June 08, 2015

    Great fun to read. Love the illustrations.
  • Simple Gifts on Nov. 04, 2016

    A delightful story Zoe. Children will enjoy it as much if not more than I did. Thank you for making it free. Angela.
  • Anna And The Talking Skunk: A Children's Fairy Tale on Jan. 14, 2017

    I loved this story. Very well written, holds valuable lessons as well as magic. Children of all ages will enjoy this as much as I have.
  • Playing with Fire: Bart Learns a Hard Lesson about Fire Danger on Jan. 25, 2017

    This story is a must for children. Matches are not toys. A lot can be learnt from this. Very well told.
  • Snakes in Class on Jan. 27, 2017

    This is a well written story. It relays how children fear what is unknown to them until proven otherwise. Thank you for making this short story free.
  • Ashley The Naughty Grey Squirrel on Jan. 27, 2017

    Beautiful pictures and so much for children to learn. I am from the UK originally and miss feeding these adorable squirrels. Keep up the good work. 5 stars from me Sue Wild. Perfect name for a Wildlife story.
  • The Troubled Town on March 04, 2017

    A great story teaching children how to grow into caring adults.
  • Lovie and Bibs and the Fairy in the Tree by the Stairs on March 05, 2017

    What a lovely short story. Good luck with the series. Thank you for making it free.
  • Ellie and the Mushroom Thief on April 12, 2017

    I enjoy reading short stories with a difference. Thank you for making it free for children.
  • The Bridge on April 12, 2017

    I am so angry that you were given one star. I have read this story and was drawn in from start to finish. Very well told. 5 stars from me.
  • All Was Well on May 01, 2017

    A well written short story. Who knows what goes on behind closed doors? Thank you for making it free. 5 stars from me.
  • Cat Stories that Dogs Tell on May 05, 2017

    I loved this story. It holds valuable lesson and humor. Perfect for Children and all readers. Thank you for making it free.
  • Seagulls Love Donuts on May 05, 2017

    What a lovely story. Every time I see a Seagull I'll imagine a doughnut around it's neck and I'm a Grandma!
  • The Tiny Town of Hèrrre on May 05, 2017

    Another great short story by Robert G. Moons. I've enjoyed reading three this morning. I'm just a big kid at heart.
  • The Boy Who Loved a Tree on May 06, 2017

    Nature is a wonderful thing. I will highly recommend this book.
  • On The Beach on May 07, 2017

    I'm always amazed! Why, if a reader enjoys a story that is well written, would they not give 5 stars? This is a touching story very well written and I won't hesitate to give 5 stars.
  • Devil's Root (Suicide Forest) on May 07, 2017

    I've been waiting for another of your stories Troy. This was worth waiting for. Hopefully it will help a lot of people although I'm not sure this was your intention. The suspense was gripping and I let out an involuntary "No!" when Hayden said "Lets split up!" So well written. Thanks for making it free.
  • Kay the kangaroo on May 20, 2017

    A lovely short story. You can be different!
  • The Dog who cried WOOF! on May 20, 2017

    A lovely cover. This story tells exactly how it is in a doggy household. Loved it. Thank you for making it free.
  • The Underground Toy Society Saves Peggy on May 21, 2017

    What a very sweet story. I do hope Peggy continues to find love.
  • Norbert on July 06, 2017

    Great story well told. Thanks for making it free.
  • The Underground Toy Society and the Annual Toy Drive on July 06, 2017

    What a heartwarming story this is. It took me back to my childhood toys. Thank you Jessica. No hesitation giving it 5 stars.
  • Coyote on July 25, 2017

    Well done Adeline. A lovely story with very nice illustrations for children to enjoy. I hope you continue to write and draw. I'll look forward to your next story.
  • Fairy Land on Jan. 16, 2018

    I love the idea of a magic door. The illustrations are amazing. Children can use their imaginations freely with this story. Thank you for making it free. For these reasons I will give a 5 star review.
  • Shipwrecked Book One Tropical Island on March 13, 2018

    I love the way this story was written. It easily transports the reader to the island. The pictures of the dolphin's are lovely. No hesitation giving it 5 star rating.
  • Winner on March 13, 2018

    A lovely fun story told in rhyme. All children should know they can achieve anything they set their minds on. Great illustrations.
  • The Little Red Fox on March 15, 2018

    This is a very nice well written story. I look forward to reading some more books by this author.
  • The Bear Business on March 16, 2018

    This is the best story I've read for quite a while. I was drawn in from start to finish. Very well written. I have no hesitation recommending this book and giving a 5 star review. Well done.
  • Twelve Rabbits Of The Kingdom on March 17, 2018

    I'm sure children will love listening to this story about a wicked witch, princes and a princess. Very well told.
  • The Valiant Wayfarer on April 04, 2018

    A story of a child's strength and determination that will stir your emotions. I am not one for long stories but this captured my heart and I read to the end. Loved it!
  • Flirting With Death on April 19, 2018

    A treat to read this short crime story. Thank you for making it free.
  • Lovie and Bibs and the Boy on the Moon on April 19, 2018

    Another lovely story from this author. Thank you for making it free for children to enjoy.
  • Murder Pact on April 29, 2018

    Short but another good story from this author. Keep up the good work.
  • Face in the Window on May 25, 2018

    This was a very good short story I really enjoyed the ride. It's enough to make anyone give up smoking. Thank you for making it free Mark.
  • The Old Trucker on May 26, 2018

    I wanted a little bit more of this well told story. I love Australian culture. Great cover photo. So pleased it was free.
  • Grace on May 26, 2018

    Loved it! The Aussie accent was so well written it made me giggle. Once again I wished it could have been a bit longer. I've enjoyed reading your stories this cold wet afternoon in WA. Thank you for making it free.
  • Ernie's Long Night on May 26, 2018

    I have loved reading your short stories. I find over 5,000 words to much these days that's why my stories are also short. I believe we both can write without making a good story drag on chapter after chapter. "Ernie's Long Night" was so well written. Thank you Mark for making it free.
  • The Invitation on May 26, 2018

    Another well written story by this author. Being a woman I loved this short story. Thanks for making it free. I have enjoyed reading six of Mark's stories on this cold wet day in Perth WA.
  • Big Black Shiny Boots on May 27, 2018

    This is such a well written story I was left wanting more. Never underestimate a woman young or old. Loved it!
  • Animal Rescue Club on June 02, 2018

    A lovely story well written. Anyone that writes about rescuing animals should get 5 star rating.
  • The Witch's Dog on June 02, 2018

    A very enjoyable story well thought out and written.
  • The Thinking Story on June 04, 2018

    What a great idea for children. Lovely illustrations and well written. Thank you for making it free. For these reasons I'm giving it a 5 star review.
  • The Clouds Book on June 05, 2018

    This is a lovely story with illustrations written by a young writer. Clouds are amazing to watch. I also have written a story about "Flossie the Little Cloud" so we have something in common. Don't stop writing Ashley you are good at it. Thank you for making it free for children to enjoy.
  • Sam The Cowboy: A Young Boy's Dream Come True on June 10, 2018

    Wow what an amazing story. I was gripped from the first page to the last. I had a giggle when I came across a small error. "The father's gin" was missing an R for grin. Superb the way you describe and set the scene with so much emotion. I loved it. I do hope you don't put a price on this one. I'm sure so many people enjoy free stories. For these reasons I happily give a 5 star rating.
  • Grumpy Grandpa Makes a Friend on June 14, 2018

    How beautiful this story is written, it's poetry in motion. Everybody needs a friend. So worthy of a 5 star rating. I loved it and will read it again and again. Thank you for making it free. Angela.
  • Meet Travis Breeding A Story of Being Accountable on June 22, 2018

    I'm sure there is no need to apologize for the things you have written. At the time the words you wrote made sense to you. It is so good to know you are enjoying your life and trying to get past what must be a struggle. I wrote my story "How I Cope with Multiple Sclerosis" in 2014. I believe that your positive attitude is the best medicine. Thank you for trying so hard to help people Travis.
  • My Idea For An Ideal Heaven on July 01, 2018

    I laughed out loud all through this and by the end I was crying. Brilliant!
  • I'll Never Listen to You Again! on July 01, 2018

    I don't have a twin but I do have a younger sister. This story brought back memories from our childhood. Well written.
  • Inside the Mind Of on July 19, 2018

    I really enjoy reading as well as writing short stories. Well done Shayna every story was well written and left me wondering. Yes, I also think it was the perfect title.
  • Poppy The Purple Turtle on Aug. 11, 2018

    Absolutely perfect for children to enjoy, with lovely illustrations. Thank you for making it free. No hesitation giving it a 5 star review
  • A Visit To The Blarney Stone on Jan. 11, 2019

    This is a lovely educational story for children. Beautifully illustrated. Well done to the author. I look forward to reading more of your work. A well deserved 5 stars.
  • A Visit To Monkey Forest on Jan. 11, 2019

    Another lovely children's story from Shauna Kelly. Educational with great illustrations. No hesitation in giving a 5 star review. I'm sure The Monkey Sanctuary in Bali would be very interested in this short story.
  • Princess Daisy on July 29, 2019

    A lovely story for children. Thank you for making it free for them to enjoy. Another story with beautiful illustrations. Well done Mary.
  • The Cat and the Parrot on March 29, 2020

    What a lovely rhyming story. Children will love it. I look forward to reading more. Angela.
  • The Cat and the Parrot Go to the Moon on March 31, 2020

    These short stories will make a great series Juliet. So easy to read. Great fun for children. Keep up the good work. Angela.
  • The Cat and the Parrot Go under the Sea on April 17, 2020

    Another very nice rhyming tale of the cat & the parrot for children to enjoy. Juliet.
  • The Cat and the Parrot Go to the Island with Snow on April 17, 2020

    This series of the Cat and the Parrot has illustrations that children will identify with and a rhyme to make it fun. I will recommend them without hesitation. 5 star for your work Julia.
  • The Girl With Crooked Fangs on April 17, 2020

    Wow. A brilliant well told story. I highly recommend this book. It deserves a 5 star rating. Some people can change their spots but addiction would be harder to deal with.
  • Who Are You? And Why Are You So Fat? on April 20, 2020

    Thoroughly enjoyed your work once again. I laughed out loud at the last line. Must say you don't look fat on your profile. Wouldn't care if you are. Great stuff.
  • Nathan's First Day of Preschool on April 20, 2020

    This is lovely. Great illustrations. Very helpful for all children starting school.
  • The Devil Made Me Do It on April 20, 2020

    I loved this short story. It takes you in without spending time on wasted dialog. Short and to the point. Thank you Andre' for giving us amazing stories to pass the time in quarantine. Angela.
  • Grumpy Grandpa Buys A Beagle on April 22, 2020

    What a lovely story and beautiful pictures. You have to be a very proud Grumpy Grandpa. I loved it.
  • Frog In a Bog on April 23, 2020

    Granddaughters are so special. They grow up so quickly. Zoe is so lucky to have something like this to show her own children one day.
  • The Cat and the Parrot Have a Party on April 30, 2020

    I knew from the first Cat and the Parrot short story, it would make a lovely series. I was right. Children will have great fun reading or listening to them all. No hesitation giving them a 5 star review.
  • The Old Man on May 07, 2020

    Oh my goodness. There are so many parts to this story that made me think back. Both my parents died in the same year 1995. I loved and miss them always... BUT... I know I could never be treated in this way, nurse or daughter. A short story with such a strong message that will stay in my head for sometime. Always be kind! Andre has an amazing talent. No hesitation giving 5 stars.
  • Pub Crawling with My Dog on May 17, 2020

    I spotted this story on Andre' Mwansa's page and had to read it. I laughed out loud. So funny. Originally from the UK myself. 5 star from me.
  • Well Dweller on May 18, 2020

    I really enjoyed this short story. You never know what is lurking outside. 5* from me.
  • The Cat and the Parrot Go in a Balloon on May 19, 2020

    Another delightful addition to this series. Keep them coming Juliet.
  • The Black Place Inside on Aug. 16, 2020

    I reviewed this story in 2014. I've just re read it now 2020. I love your stories Troy. I do hope you still write. Stay safe.
  • Bart & Jesse - a love story on Aug. 24, 2020

    "Time passes by so quickly. Something that I've noticed starts happening as you get older!" So true Andre. This book reminded me of my life as a teen. So many comparisons. I'm sure you will reach a younger generation than mine. So I feel I must give a 5 star rating for the memories you've returned to me.
  • Insomnia on Sep. 05, 2020

    I enjoyed this short story very much. Being born and growing up in the UK I know Clapham Common. Driving home from night work I loved to see a Fox roaming around the streets or jumping fences. The Richmond Fair Ground also still fresh in my mind. 12 years of night shifts has left me with insomnia. Ideas for my short stories always flood my brain at night. Now I take a pill to help me sleep. Thank you for these memories.
  • My Alien Visitors on Dec. 27, 2020

    Another fun story from this Author about 3 Aliens. (“How lucky I was that you came to me.” They were lucky too they had to agree.) Must give a 5 star review.
  • The Witch in the Wood on Feb. 09, 2021

    "She used secret ingredients, symbols and oils, and several recipes to rid people of boils." I love this rhyming story. I will enjoy reading it to my Great Grandchildren.
  • The Haunted House on Feb. 14, 2021

    I totally agree with Sandra Stephens. This is another gem from a talented author. I loved the ending. At first I thought it might frighten young children but I was wrong. It's great fun.
  • May Contain ????? ????? on Feb. 16, 2021

    Whimsical, familiar and a great story to read eating a chocolate bar on Valentines Day. I'll recommend this story by posting it on my FB page.
  • The Ark Angel Ronald's Quest for Chaos on Feb. 17, 2021

    This has got to be the funniest thing I've read in donkeys Years. At least up there with the film "The Life of Brian." Thank you for having me in stitches all afternoon. Plus making it free. Highly recommended.
  • Two Can Keep A Secret on Feb. 26, 2021

    A very well written story. I'm not so sure if I could keep this secret. André is a talented gifted writer. Recommended,
  • The Feather on the Bed on Feb. 28, 2021

    This short story will resonate with a lot of people. Congratulations to the author writing for different age groups.
  • April and the Forbidden Wood on March 15, 2021

    Wow this story is gripping from start to finish. It should be made into a film. I've been reading and reviewing Juliet's work and this is by far her best book. I highly recommend that you read and review as I have done. No hesitation giving a 5 star rating. Well Done Juliet Mulberry.
  • The Bear with No Hair on April 03, 2021

    Another lovely story with a lesson on how to be yourself. I loved it as I do with all of Juliet Mulberry's books. Rhyming stories are great fun for children of all age groups.
  • The Walk on April 06, 2021

    This is the best short story I've read in a long time. Beautifully written. It filled me with emotions from start to finish.
  • Anniversary on April 06, 2021

    I agree that the errors or typos didn't spoil this story. It could have been corrected after the first review. I's not to late to edit. I still believe it's a 5 star story.
  • How To Make Your Crush Fall In Love With You on April 28, 2021

    Not Just modern crushes Andre. This story could have been written in the 1960's. Funny, as it took me back in time and made me giggle. Good thing I'm broad minded. Not so sure everyone could get past the first page. A well written, straight to the point short story.
  • The Imaginary Friend on June 13, 2021

    The perfect story for children. So many are keeping an imaginary friend a secret. Thank you for making it free. Like you Kelly I have written a lot of children's books all of them free. Reviews mean so much. This one I will be happy to recommend. Angela.
  • The Old Man On The Hill on June 19, 2021

    Great to read, full of suspense, just the story for a cold wet evening. Well written Ben.
  • Annual Toy Drive: The Underground Toy Society on July 28, 2021

    The Underground Toy Society books by Jessica D Adams are perfect for children. I will certainly recommend them all as a collective. Hopefully other children will re home their toys when no longer played with.
  • Drago the Dragon on March 19, 2022

    What a lovely rhyming poem for children. This is inspiring and will give not only children but adults strength to believe they can achieve anything. Love it.
  • Sometimes, I Think about.... on June 06, 2022

    I encourage people world wide to read this story Andre'. It made me so emotional as I can relate to what has been written. Scars can run deep even without a cut.