Madeleine Masterson

Biography

pretty well on the road to self discovery with a lot of help obviously from felines and random interventions from people. try to steer clear of stressful situations and in so doing aware missing out on stuff. weighing it all up, life in small doses or giant risks? well, Wonka would know I dare say. In the meantime, enjoy our thoughts won't you...

Smashwords Interview

Who are your favorite authors?
I am terribly old fashioned (I think) so my favourites are firmly in the past like, Daphne du Maurier, Monica Dickens and Charles Dickens, Elizabeth Goudge but if I move forwards a bit then Stephen King, Marion Keyes, Hilary Mantel....children's books stay with you forever so Enid Blyton, Barbara Sleigh, Dodie Smith, E Nesbit, Oh I could go on and on.........traditional too you see. Of course C S Lewis and Tolkein must be there.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
that it is a new day. completely new and I am going to be in it. Today is the day I could have a dream come true.
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Books

Wonka Presents! 'The Story of Diva' - Part one
Series: The Wonka Stories. Price: Free! Words: 3,190. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals, Fiction » Holiday » Family
Bad fairy crouched in the chest. Able to squeeze and squash into places rather like a mouse, she nestled there now; her purpose fulfilled as it was to read the Spell locked in there, and cast by good fairy for a puppy called Diva. The Spell unfolds, and through Diva we encounter the mortal world of beings and the clash of good and bad immortalised in the ancient kingdom of Fairy. It’s magic! x
Conversations with Wonka - Part five
Series: The Wonka Stories. Price: Free! Words: 3,340. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Holiday » Humorous
Hurrah! It is time for more Wonka, and the way of the Life Plan; even better now that Owner has found some new bedtime reading with a finger on the pulse of the universe - between this and Jung who is still hanging round the kitchen, can Wonka’s firm advice (dinner lady? You!) hold sway? Well do read the very latest to find out, stick the kettle on, feet up and enjoy. With our love of course.x
Wonka Presents - Duffel Again
Series: The Wonka Stories. Price: Free! Words: 4,440. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Holidays & Celebrations / Easter & Lent, Fiction » Children’s books » Short Stories
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Ah, Easter with all the whiff of magic, and smell of the seaside, what better time than this to bring back Duffel! Wonka is once more proud to present our story for Easter, Duffel Again . Sent on a new quest to rescue a beloved cat, Duffel is transported from Level Two down to the seaside, and meets the strange Madame Fortuna, and then has a happy reunion! Do enjoy our new story, big Easter love x
Wonka Presents! A Story for New Year's Eve
Series: The Wonka Stories. Price: Free! Words: 2,830. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas, Fiction » Horror » Ghost
Wonka presents our very last surprise tale of the year, The Crossing Time, lying forgotten in a drawer. We must tell it, said Owner and who better to see in the New Year whilst the old one goes over, than Wonka telling this haunting tale. Meet Alice Snood and her cold ways, and the shadows that stay with her. Set in the old town of Hull, once again on this final eve, draw up a chair and enjoy!x
Wonka Presents! The Story of Joe's Christmas - Part Three
Series: The Wonka Stories. Price: Free! Words: 2,640. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Hurrah! The final instalment of our Christmas Story and the race is on to make the wishes come true. Neddy has travelled home with little Joe from the magic of the Returns Dept and watches from his bedroom window as there is a new and exciting arrival into the empty flat below! Could this be the magical answer to those wishes? Do enjoy our story and tonight make your wish on that special star!x
Wonka Presents! The Story of Joe's Christmas - Part Two
Series: The Wonka Stories. Price: Free! Words: 1,820. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
At last it's Part Two of Three! And more magic awaits in the continuing story of Joe's Christmas. In this second instalment we find out what happens next when the Christmas Wish List is seen by the Manager of the marvellous Returns Dept. From the snowstorm in our world to the magic of another, journey through the night with Neddy and little Joe and meet up with the Old Administrator once more...
Wonka Presents! The Story of Joe's Christmas - Part One
Series: The Wonka Stories. Price: Free! Words: 2,750. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
At last it's Christmas and a magic tale awaits, Joe's Christmas, approved by Wonka and fully illustrated by Owner. In this Twelfth book in the series we meet Joe and his Mum again, but from Christmas past. There is Neddy rocking horse to take you through this magical tale and the mystery of the Returns Dept! Our Christmas gift from Us to You for wishes really do come true! Part one of three. x
Wonka's Halloween Story
Series: The Wonka Stories. Price: Free! Words: 2,980. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Wonka is back with a special tale for Halloween, as written by his beloved Owner. The dust has been shaken off, the pages spread beneath his paw and Wonka is poised to take us back in time to a ghostly sighting! Get comfy, draw the curtains against this spooky night and listen up!
Conversations with Wonka - Part Four
Series: The Wonka Stories, Book 10. Price: Free! Words: 3,480. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Wonka is back to ease us out of the Summer and towards the next set of tricksy decisions. As per he is like an arrow to Owner's brain keeping her on target with the beloved Life Plan. Even Jung gets a look in, leafing through his vast library of ancient wisdom to provide Owner with answers. Hers of course. Find out the latest with Wonka, as he quite rightly tells it how it is.
Just Wonka
Series: The Wonka Stories, Book 9. Price: Free! Words: 3,460. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Once more we join Wonka, the ninth in the series, and thanks to him Owner has pressed on with her goals, all set out in that Life Plan. Hurtling towards them with Wonka's fair but firm advice, surely all is going well? Even Shakespeare could have turned this tragedy into a comic turn, but what of Wonka, all alone now and without beloved Baba not to mention Golly? Join in the fun and find out!
Wonka's Easter Story
Series: The Wonka Stories, Book 8. Price: Free! Words: 4,830. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Wonka is such a performer, here he is again to present your Easter Story, which is all about Duffel and Sam. Easter is such a time of breaking down and starting back up again, Owner wanted a story to put things right, full of fun, rescued animals and magic powers. Duffel to the rescue then! With Wonka's approval what more can we ask? He has even let Owner's illustrations stay in....
Conversations with Wonka - Part Three
Series: The Wonka Stories, Book 7. Price: Free! Words: 2,640. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
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Here we go again into a brand new Year, and only Wonka to help Owner press on. What with Life Planners and Financial sections, surely she can make it all happen? There is the usual casting back to the ancients, those Greeks and then we come across Wonka's favourite Edward De Bono. Plan as if you have the money! But will Owner listen? And what about Baba too......read on and find out
Wonka's Christmas Story
Series: The Wonka Stories, Book 6. Price: Free! Words: 3,200. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Wonka is proud to present his very own tale, a Christmas Caterol for all to enjoy at this special time of year. It does of course feature his Owner, who is slowly warming up to the season of goodwill, and it will also wave a paw in the direction of that most famous of Christmas tales, by Mr Dickens. So it's a Merry Christmas from Wonka, with Owner not far behind..
Conversations with Wonka - Part two
Series: The Wonka Stories, Book 5. Price: Free! Words: 2,990. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
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Wonka is back once more and brings with him, reluctantly, his simple friend Baba. Advising and talking it up you can't keep a good cat down and Wonka can advise on just about anything. It will soon be the jolly season but Owner is so far avoiding it. Can Wonka bring her round? Do read on and find out if merry Christmas is on the agenda....
Wonka again and Baba too
Series: The Wonka Stories, Book 4. Price: Free! Words: 2,640. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Wonka is back! and so is his new pal Baba, now on the inside of the good back door. Owner continues her struggles with Wonka always ready to spur on. Not one to tolerate failure, he recommends squaring up to each new and ghastly situation with fortitude! yes a cat for all seasons, so read on and relax with Wonka.
Even More Wonka - Golly goes to Heaven
Series: The Wonka Stories, Book 3. Price: Free! Words: 2,610. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Wonka has more to say to guide his Owner through an awful time of it, pondering on his good friend Golly and wondering on why Baba is now on the inside. Witty as ever, he shoots straight from the hip and won't tolerate Humans who give up at the first post. Keep going and keep reading...
More Wonka - Tales from the back door
Series: The Wonka Stories, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 2,640. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
More sensible advice and observations from Wonka as his owner continues to face life bravely and alone. aside from beloved Golly and Wonka, a needy cat may yet enter the story, by the back door.
Conversations with Wonka - part one
Series: The Wonka Stories, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 2,260. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(4.00)
Wonka, or Willie Wonka to be formal, is a self professed adviser to humans and is a cat. His knowledge is spot on, current and of course very funny. His main sport is chasing the other cat and telling his owner what to do. His wisdom appears quite rightly in a series of short stories, and this is his first tale.

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