Letitia Matthews II

Biography

Letitia cannot recall a time when words weren’t her friends and she wrote her first real story before she was ten years old. Later, her studies honed her skills, but life honed her heart. Through the death of her father and later, her first husband Eric, Letitia’s journey brought her pain she thought would never yield anything good. The decade long writer’s block following her husband’s death was defined by the blessing of finding new love, and the challenge of fighting Malignant Melanoma. Today, Letitia and her husband Peter, live in her favourite place on the banks of the Kruger National Park. In this little piece of paradise, Letitia has fulfilled her dream of writing full-time.

Letitia has been in business for more than half her adult life, and uses that experience and passion to create written content, web sites and graphic design products to help her clients promote their businesses. She is also a blogger - her blog, www.zebraonmystoep.co.za, chronicles the joys of the simple life, while www.wordscount.co.za is aimed at helping her clients and fellow creatives to ‘put the magic in their messages’.

Letitia loves nature and animals, and she enjoys photography and paper crafts. Letitia’s deepest desire is that her work will encourage her readers and honour her creator. She believes that God desires an intimate friendship with everyone, and hopes her writing will encourage her readers to accept God’s ‘friend requests’. You can email her: letitia@letitiamatthews.co.za

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
Before I was ten years old. I started working on my first real story at about 9 years of age. I still have it.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in the South African Drakensberg, in a small town community. I had a wholesome, stable childhood and I think this helped me to learn to appreciate nature, wildlife and the value of the little things in life.
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Where to find Letitia Matthews II online


Books

Zulu Love Letters
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 54,240. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
The open grave of her father forces fashion designer Kimberley Dunlop, to confront the ghosts of her past. Returning to a life she fled from two years prior, Kimberly has no place to run, and very few allies. The past is shrouded in secrets so devastating that they have the power to destroy the future. But Kimberly is soon forced to keep secrets of her own, to save her future.
Whispers In The Wild
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 28,310. Language: English (South African dialect). Published: September 12, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Devotional
This one-month devotional, inspired by the author's love for the iconic Kruger National Park, is a refreshing journey of faith, humour and authenticity. It marks the author's reawakening after a decade-long writer's block, and documents beautiful inspirations, lessons and challenges from the wild. A treasure for both lovers of nature and animals. It has beautiful photos and a journal element too.

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