Brenda Wardle


Brenda Wardle is a South African Doctor of Laws student. She is a prolific author - essayist and poet. Wardle has published books on high profile criminal cases including 'To Kill a Fragile Rose: The State's Case Against Oscar Leonard Carl Pistorius" to mention but a few. Her genres span poetry, children's books, fiction and non-fiction. Wardle is Chief Operations Officer at the Wardle College of Law and is a legal analyst of international repute having been interviewed on Sky News by Jeremy Thompson, BBC by Karin Giannone, Fox News by South African Correspondent, Paul Tilsey, SABC by Dumile Mateza. Between 1st January 2017 and 8th April 2017 Wardle has published 15 titles. On the 1st May 2017 she will be publishing her latest book, The Verdict: The Legal Trials and Tribulations of President Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma (As Politics and the Law, Converge).

Smashwords Interview

What motivated you to become an indie author?
I was motivated by the fact that I was restless. Going the traditional publishing route felt rather inhibiting. I had no desire to face rejection.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
I only joined today so I will come back and answer the question.
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Where to find Brenda Wardle online

Where to buy in print


Princess Tiisetso - Daughter of A King
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 1,540. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Fairy tales
Princess Tiisetso is the apple of the eye, of Carice, her formidable and loving grandma; She is a girl doted upon, and the favourite of her dashing grandpa. She's a descendant of the 1820 Settler, John King, who hails from Frome. A Princess, who hates spiders, and squishes them with a broom! In a nutshell - a naughty youngster who can laugh for days on end. One who does not, the truth bend!
The Three Witches of Speelman's Forest, Cofimvaba
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,190. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Fairy tales
There is a dense forest between Tsomo and Ndabakazi, in the hinterland of the Eastern Cape. Rumour has it that a coven of witches inhabits a haunted house deep in the forest. They hold the secret to eternal life and are over two hundred years old, surviving on a miracle elixir. When its time to travel, the witches voyage on the back of a baboon, a broomstick, a metal locust or a loaf of bread.
Princess Nyeleti - The Golden Beads Speak
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 3,660. Language: English. Published: December 25, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Fairy tales
Princess Nyeleti stared through her window, at the very moment of the great conjunction. Her golden beads remained clasped in her soft and dainty hands, as she sat stoically and entranced, she could hear the golden beads vibrating and thereafter she received a secret code, straight from the stars, where all her departed ancestors dwelled.
Princess Imani And The Dancing Sun
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 950. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Fairy tales
Imani, is a princess in love with everything Moroccan, especially its dancing sun. Every opportunity she gets, she jets in and out of Marrakesh to watch the sun rise and set. The Sun, using a secret code known only to Princess Imani, would impart valuable daily lessons to her. Lessons in patience, honesty, justice and humility.
Prince Aljeandro's House On A Bloemfontein Hill
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,290. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Fairy tales
Three year-old Prince Aljeandro from Santa Fe, in Bassonia, tells his grandparents that he is living a double life. He claims that during the day, he is child who does not hide but that at night, once everyone is asleep, he drives off to Bloemfontein in his red Ferrari. There he has a wife and two kids. He further states that he had been up all night as his eldest son was problematic.
Lisa & Qhama Book 10 - Prince Aljeandro's Magical Treehouse
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,750. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Fairy tales
Upon hearing the news of the tree-houses, the grandchildren are super-excited. They cannot wait for the day on which they will the see the trucks roll in, with the giant tree-houses and the wooden signs, making a huge impression and adding beauty to the village scene! Prince Aljeandro smiles to himself, imagining a wooden sign bearing the words – ‘Welcome to Prince Aljeandro’s Magical Treehouse!’
Lisa & Qhama Book 9 - Princess Naledi's Magical Tree
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 1,280. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Family / New Baby
Naledi is the daughter of King Happiness and Lady Micky and early one Christmas morning, on an expansive farm in Fort Beaufort, as the family gathered outside to watch sun dance, her efforts suddenly bore fruit. A plump, golden apple, dazzled from her magical tree!
Alix & Georgia Book 9 - The African Jungle Rumbles
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 2,020. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2020. Categories: Poetry » African Poetry
Professor Du Toit from France arrives in Central Africa in search of the plant which is said to cure a pandemic that has brought the world to its knees. Only, the African Pygmies are unrelenting and they insist on traveling to France with the Professor to have the sap from the plant tested in their presence.
Alix & Georgia Book 8 - Pinkly Wingly - The Pig With A Dream
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,040. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
Once upon a time ... on a farm owned by Old Charlie Whine, was a piggery of ten, a fowl run of twelve and a cow pen of just under eight! Pinkly Wingly was a super-intelligent, well-loved pet, who hated the force of gravity and was on flying - hellbent! Be prepared to be tickled as Pinkly Wingly takes to the skies, mimicking the owl, as straight as the crow flies!
Alix & Georgia Book 7 - The Glass Butterfly & The Spirited Bamboo Tree
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 990. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Fairy tales
One day at sunset, in a city far, far away, sat granny Konko, telling her grandchildren - Karabo, Khutso and Bindi, about a story which in Chinese art, had long been written and spoken about. This, was the story of the Four Junzi - the orchid, the chrysanthemum, the plum blossom, and the bamboo. These four plants represent the seasons of Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter.
Alix & Georgia Book 6 - Princess Hazilaawer of Misty Mount
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,750. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
One day, four elves, a wizard and three fairies arrived in Misty Mount, in the rural parts of the Eastern Cape Province. Their plan was to rob the Kingdom of Xai of its mineral wealth and they had hatched a plan to deprive Princess Hazilaawer of her prowess.
Alix Georgia Book 5 - Slomococco The Lazy Sloth
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,100. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Family / Parents
Ethan returns from school one day to find a brown, slimy, clawed creature, hanging upside down from a tree in his front yard. His mom, Claudine, tells him that the creature was the pet he had asked for. Ethan is horrified at the sluggish pace at which the creature moves. He feels sick just hearing that the sloth eats its own poo and he decides to take action to send it packing!
Alix & Georgia Book 3 - Zuzi - The Elephant That Could Not Fly
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,280. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Royalty
Zuzi, is a white calf. She is rare, with a pinkish hue and graces the King's palace with her regal presence. She had been rejected by her mother at birth, and was raised by an aunt instead. But, Zuzi harboured the secret desire of being able to fly. As a prized elephant, she was taken care of by the King's aides, however, once stronger, she set off in the direction of her mother, Peachey's scent.
Alix & Georgia Book 10 - Nunya Goes Surfing in Hawaii!
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 1,720. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Sea adventures
Nunya is a smart pooch who knows his name and is even familiar with diction. However, he has had enough of his owner, Dez - a handsome man with a roving eye! They take off on holiday from Fès in Morocco and land in Maui, Hawaii. Once in Hawaii, they check into the Four Seasons Hotel, where Dez is driven wild by the women on the island, ignoring Nunya’s needs. Toya, a porter rescues Nunya.
The Girl Who Could Not Read 'I See The Boats'
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,200. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2020. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Social Issues / Bullying
Here is the story of Nunu, a young girl from a mixed racial background, who is enrolled at an Indian primary school, only to be bullied and ridiculed because she is different to the others. She is labelled a Kaffir who had her coarse her cut off, in order to hide her ugly afro. When she feeds bread to the sparrows, she is slapped for throwing away the body of Jesus.
The Reign of Queen Ntoyi
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 16,390. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Fairy tales
The convergence of Western nobility and African royalty yields this admixture of fantasy. Patrimony sets the foundation for this subdued but distinctly effervescent matriarchal ascendancy. In accordance with providence, Princess Ntoyi’s destiny unfolds and she assumes her divine transfiguration with powerful wings of the Eagle as per the decree of Lord Qha!
Alix & Georgia Book 4 - 'Christmas At The Saunders Family Ranch'
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 1,860. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
Judge Charlie Saunders is in for a pleasant surprise when he learns that his twin daughters, his son, and his wife have planned a trip to the mountains. This, of course, is their annual routine. Once they are at the seven-star resort, they gather around a fire and start planning their Christmas holidays.
Alix & Georgia Book 2 - Nuku, Nunu, And A Dog Named Specs
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 1,160. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Urban
Nuku and Nunu are sisters. One day, Nunu decides to dash from her high school during the interval, to visit her younger sister, Nuku at a creche across the road. Nuku is excited and resolves to show off her skills on the swings. Unfortunately, Nuku rocks herself too high, she falls and hurts herself. Nunu decides not to return to school.
Alix & Georgia Book 1 - The Speckled Dinosaur Egg
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 1,030. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Fairy tales
Aryn, brother to Caryn, lived on a grape and ostrich farm in the Western Cape, together with his mother, and uncle. One day, whilst inspecting ostrich eggs in the darkroom, he stumbled upon an unusual, sky-blue, speckled, rectangular egg. He researches the eggs of ostriches, as well as those of other members of the ratite family, and discovers similarities between the egg and that of dinosaurs.
Princess Latisha - A Woman of Many Talents
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 1,270. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Prejudice & Racism
Here is a story inspired by a formidable woman - gracious, beautiful, and poised. A woman with albinism, one who is a career woman, a learned woman, a woman who knows what she wants, and one who dared and made her dreams a reality.
I Am Not Your Golliwogg
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,220. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2020. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Family / New Baby
Nuku, a young girl from a mixed-racial background, is cast in the role of a Golliwogg at her nursery school's annual Christmas concert. Her mother, Winnie, objects and insists that she be cast in another role. The teacher then assigns her the role of a cricket bat. Nuku is still unhappy as all the other children in her class are assigned enchanting roles of beautiful characters.
Lisa & Qhama Book 8 - Lazah, Sihle, And A Dog Named Lion
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,550. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2020. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Animals / Dogs
Lazah, at the age of seven, only realizes that her mother has passed on, on the day she is laid to rest. She lives with her grand-aunt, who also passes away, necessitating Lazah to move in with her aunt, Kholiswa. This is where Lazah meets the dog Lion, forging a therapeutic relationship with him as she battles deep emotional scars and separation from her siblings.
Lisa & Qhama Book 7 - Princess Emma's Enchanted Garden
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 1,480. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Fairy tales
This is the magical story of Princess Emma's enchanted garden. Princess Emmeline of Thomas River would escape to her secret garden each sunny afternoon, careful as she does, not to be seen by her siblings. She forged a beautiful relationship with the creatures of her paradise - a glass butterfly, a golden chrysalis, and a bee.
Lisa & Qhama Book 4 - Princess Ashanti's First Real Christmas
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 3,120. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
This is the enchanting story of Princess Ashanti, who was born whilst her grandmother was away. For three years, Princess Ashanti, her siblings - Q and Lisa-Brittany, pine for the return of their grandmother as important dates and celebrations pass by in her absence. Unbeknown to them, Granny B plans to surprise them at Christmas.
Lisa & Qhama Book 6 - Princess Georgiana the Adorable Brat
You set the price! Words: 1,480. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Family / New Baby
The birth of Princess Georgiana to the Queen's last born, Neezy, comes as a blessing, and Georgiana and her grandmother develop a special bond albeit they have not yet met in person.
Lisa & Qhama Book 5 - Lord Maximilian of Selborne
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,440. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Oh, that distinctive, signature tone and timbre of the author, her brilliant use of rhyme, rhythm, and meter taking the reader back to the days of feudal lords and barons in Medieval England, yet infusing it with the current, glorious, modern-day ethos of human rights, awareness, and respect for human dignity.
Lisa & Qhama Book 1 - A Dog Named Frisky Third Edition
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 30. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2020. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Animals / Dogs
This is the beautifully illustrated and narrated story of Frisky, a mastiff, and favourite pet of siblings, Lisakhanya Pom Pom and her brother, Qhamani Tom Tom. One day, as the children from Ranonkel Street were playing a game called, catch-me-gom-gom, Frisky fell ill, he started growling, and suddenly fell silent. Frisky died and was buried behind the quaint and pretty cottage.
A Letter To My Late Mother
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 15,360. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2017. Categories: Essay » Author profile
A moving and highly emotional letter by the author to her late mother, sharing experiences her mother never knew she'd had. It is a heart-wrenching account of the trials and tribulations of the author over the years, but also a celebration of her successes.
Amahla Ndinyuke ka Nkosikazi Ntoyi
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 8,290. Language: Xhosa. Published: April 9, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fairy tales
In this novella, Western nobility converges with African royalty, yielding an admixture of fantasy. Patrimony sets the foundation for a subdued but distinctly effervescent matriarchal ascendancy. In accordance with providence, Princess Ntoyi’s destiny unfolds through the inadvertent passing of the Queen Mother. She assumes her divine transfiguration with the powerful wings of the Golden Eagle.
Lisa & Qhama Book 2 - Likuwe the Lover of Laughs 3rd Edition
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 1,340. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Family / Siblings
In this edition, Likuwe is a few months older - he remains the Lover of Laughs; has mastered the art of giggling; and, has perfected doing the jiggle, just as his cousins had earlier predicted!
Lisa & Qhama Book 3 : The Easter Bunny 3rd Edition
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 2,290. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Historical
'Tis the end of the season of Lent. In Switzerland, spring has sprung. Germany is where it had all begun. Elders, Nuku, Igwe, and Sulu Abi, are under a giant African tree, telling parents and scores of their children about the wonders of the festival of Easter, the role of the rabbit, the hare, and the pika. There are tales from Italy and the Seychelles. Qhunny, Qhunny Qhavitt is back!
As Odisseias da Rainha Ntoyi
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 13,500. Language: Portuguese. Published: March 13, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A novela As Odisseias da Rainha Ntoyi nos conta a história de uma princesa sul-africana, cujo pai contrariou a vontade da divindade superior, o Senhor Qha, ao quebrar regras impostas e invioláveis de conduta.
The Odysseys of Queen Ntoyi - Third Edition
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 16,390. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The convergence of Western nobility and African royalty yields this admixture of fantasy. Patrimony sets the foundation for this subdued but distinctly effervescent matriarchal ascendancy. In accordance with providence, Princess Ntoyi’s destiny unfolds and she assumes her divine transfiguration with powerful wings of the Eagle as per the decree of Lord Qha.
Coloured Diaries: Experiences of an Eastern Cape 'Mixed-Breed'
Price: $12.99 USD. Words: 47,780. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2017. Categories: Essay » Political
The essayist, a brilliant scholar, social logistician, and expert of distinction, traverses the unsettling and unnerving issue of racism. She draws from her experiences growing up in a racially diverse family in Parkridge, East London; to parents whose genealogical tentacles extend from Tsomo in the Eastern Cape, to Newcastle upon Tyne. This is the 2020 Edition and it is packed with sources.

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