Schmidt Happens

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Fancy some flash fiction, fresh music or plain speech poetry? How about adult fiction or fiction for youth, including children? Corporate entertainment through story and song?

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I am privileged to grow songs & books of poetry, fiction (for adults & children) towards publication and gigs. As a thoroughbred clown without a circus, I persistently pursue a variety of interests.

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About Schmidt

Werner Schmidt (live since '75) grew up in Pretoria, and moved to Bloemfontein during 2002. He writes his books & music in English and Afrikaans, and performs his songs & stories in these languages.

He has worked as an accountant, lecturer, bicycle repair guy, auditor, radio DJ (fired after three weeks), waiter, welfare volunteer, primary school story-teller, consultant, financial manager, general manager, miniature golf attendant, corporate communicator, street-side fruit vendor, cashier, internal auditor and live performer.

His first novella, Confessions of an alcoholic's son (2011), was featured in the Vrouekeur magazine, and read by 8 000+ readers. Published as autobiography, at first, he republished the book as adult fiction, during 2014, in English and Afrikaans. Publications due out during 2017 are a novella and novel about Nathan Brown, man under pressure ...

Schmidt wrote an interactive children's play, Flat Anna, the froggie that stood up, in 2012, which he included in a children's activity book (ages 4 to 10 years). He published the book in English, Afrikaans (Plat Anna) and Sesotho (Anna Sepatlapatla). The play was accepted for the Free State Arts Festival in 2014, as one of its first tri-lingual productions. Flat Anna's metamorphosis to a children's book will take place during 2017/18. New children's fiction planned for this period, include a story about a boy, waking up with something strange ...

He published death by design, first volume of plain speech poetry in the cage | stage trilogy, in 2016, with volume two, 29 chinchillas, scheduled for publication during March, 2017, and volume three, the last garden bird, due out by mid-year, 2017.
The rest of Schmidt's 2017/18 publication program comprises

  • a novella, introducing Nathan Brown to readers, followed by two novels, in a series about this man under pressure,
  • a music album, in three bursts (he seems to love the number 3), and
  • two, or probably three universal children's stories aka children's stories for everyone.

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Plat Anna Afrikaanse EBoekomslag Met Raam

Plat Anna

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Meer as 3,000 kinders geïnspireer, tot datum …!

Interaktiewe eBoek en aksieBoek! Jou keuse: eLees of druk dit uit. Dalk aan te beveel dat jy die aksieBoek uitdruk, want dit roep kinders op tot aksie …

Vleiland. Tyron O’Sourus wil almal eet. Plat Anna bied pizza-alternatief wat gas gee. Plat Anna staan op. Tyron weg? Nuwe vriend verras.

Plat Anna roep kinders op tot aksie, om hul natuurlik kreatiewe talente te ontdek en te gebruik.

‘n Kragtige maatskaplike- en omgewingsboodskap, oorgedra binne die pret van interaktiewe storie, kinderteater, teken, inkleur, storieskryf, storie vertel, sing, liedjieskryf en perkussie, en selfs meer, as jy wil … soos byvoorbeeld 3 gratis MP3 ‘downloads’!

Plat Anna is soos ‘n kreatiewe ‘infomercial’, vir kinders van 4 tot 9 jaar oud, en vir kinders van alle ouderdomme.

Beskikbaar as proefleeskopie en te koop by Smashwords, en te koop by Amazon.

‘n Kragtige maatskaplike- en omgewingsboodskap, oorgedra binne die pret van interaktiewe
– storie,
– kinderteater,
– teken,
– inkleur,
– storieskryf,
– storie vertel,
– sing, liedjieskryf en perkussie, en
– selfs meer, as jy wil …

Belyn met die beginsels en praktyk van die onderwys, en positiewe- en ontwikkelingssielkunde.

Ingesluit is 3 gratis MP3 ‘downloads’ van die musiek en die ritmes van die vleiland … in Afrika, in Afrika, in Afrika!