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books

The Peace Garden

When Natalie Porter starts investigating plant theft in a suburban cul-de-sac, she never dreams it will lead her on a terrifying journey from the gardens of England to the townships of Apartheid South Africa; and a far darker secret than the whereabouts of a missing azalea.

Published by: Crafty Publishing, 2011 as an ebook. The Peace Garden is a romantic thriller doused in political intrigue, racial tension, international terrorism and … gardening. If you like your romances gentle and your thrillers intelligent, then you won’t be able to put down The Peace Garden until the last breathtaking page.

Young David series

The Young David books are a series of picture books for young children.

Published by: Crafty Publishing, 2011-2012

By Fiona Veitch Smith
Illustrations by Amy Barnes

These 32pp picture books are based on the childhood of the Biblical King David. They are inspirational fictional tales with a gentle moral message, accompanied by beautiful illustrations. Suitable to be read to 3-6 year olds, or as a reader for 6+ year olds, they are sure to delight.

David and the Hairy Beast
David and the Kingmaker
David and the Giant
David and the Prince
David and the Grumpy King
David and the Never-ending Kingdom

Donovon’s Rainbow

Fiona Veitch Smith, Published by Vineyard International Publishing, 2001

Donovon’s Rainbow is an adventure story for 8 to 10-year-olds, and was my first foray into children’s fiction. It’s set against the backdrop of the Noah’s Ark story, and tells the tale of a stubborn little dove called Donovon and how he tries to go it alone. You can find out more details here.

Myro the Microlight

Myro the Micrlolight is the smallest plane in the world. Join him and his friends in a series of breathtaking adventures Down Under.

Published by: Nick Rose Ltd, 2010

Created by Nick Rose
Written by Fiona Veitch Smith
Illustrations by Lucy Bourne

Myro Arrives in Australia
Myro and the Bushfire
Myro and the Railcar
Myro and the Tiger Moth
Myro and the Sky Divers
Myro and the Jet Fighter

The Choice

elizabeth-robertson-campbell-the-choicePublished by: Bridge Logos, 2006

Co-written with Elizabeth Robertson Campbell

This true story is a gripping personal account of true love in the face of religious, cultural and political persecution. Set partly in Jerusalem and partly in Cape Town, it’s the story of one woman’s incredible journey of faith and love. First self-published by Elizabeth in 2002, this surprise best-seller has been taken up by the American Christian publishing house, Bridge Logos. It has already been translated into four languages. I was the ghostwriter.

Mentors

Published by: Christian Art Publishers, Johannesburg, 2002
This is a book I ghostwrote in collaboration with my long-time friend and writing colleague, Gill D’Achada. It’s a collection of profiles of leading Christian South Africans, including Gary Player and Peter Pollock, and was commissioned by media entrepreneur Erin Georgiou and edited by former editor of Today Magazine, Nico Bougas.

Devotionals

Inspiring Women Everyday

Published by: CWR

Daily Bible reading notes:
Facing Fears, February 2011
God’s Positioning System, March 2013 (commissioned)

Short Stories

The Wheelchair Wonder

Aquila Children’s Magazine, July 2006

Being confined to a wheelchair doesn’t mean you won’t have any adventures. A short story for 8 – 12-year-olds.

Murder in the Deep

Aquila Children’s Magazine, July 2008

Whitey, a Great White Shark, is accused of murder and 10-year-old Chris has to prove him innocent. The only problem is, Whitey doesn’t know Chris is trying to help him. A two-part short story for 8 – 12-year-olds.

The Dreamsavers

Aquila Children’s Magazine, April / May 2010

A brother and sister team are hunted by a secret government agency that takes away children’s dreams.A two-part short story for 8 – 12-year-olds.

Magazine articles

Freelance writing for magazines has been my bread and butter for years. (Yes, I know I don’t look that old). I’ve had articles published in commercial magazines as diverse as Plain Truth, Writers News and SA Sports Illustrated, to name but a few. I’ve subsequently re-published some of the best ones on this site, and others on my other site veitchsmith.com. For a full list (if you’re interested), download my article cv.

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