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Masha du Toit

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in Stellenbosch, South Africa
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Masha du Toit is an artist and writer living in Cape Town, South Africa. She illustrates stories that don’t exist yet, and writes about unexpected magic in everyday situations. She’s inspired by folk- and fairy tales, puppetry, and spur-of-the-moment bedtime stories.

I got the concrete removed from our backyard. At the moment the biggest plant is the dusty miller, and it’s just flowered, and is popular with the bees. I watched this one do a complete grooming session and then tuck into the flower

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Average rating: 4.28 · 100 ratings · 48 reviews · 15 distinct worksSimilar authors
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If the story is good enough, and I like the characters, I can forgive weak world building and plot holes. This was not the case with Divergent. I just couldn't stop going "but why...?" I also strongly dislike the sadistic, manipulative streak that co ...more
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“Knowledge is a dangerous thing. But ignorance is no protection.”
Masha du Toit, The Broken Path

“What must I do now?”
Mrs. Muller considered her silently for a while. “You are still a child. You must go where you are told and do as you are told. But it won’t always be so. Soon you will be in charge of yourself. Until that time: Be aware. Listen. Look. Touch. Smell. And remember. But for now, you must go home.”
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“But he’s still your family, right? You run together. See, that’s important. Nothing’s more important. But you can’t,” she coughed again, “you can’t have a pack that’s so big that just everybody’s in it. I’m not saying you shouldn’t care about people. Try to help them. But you can’t take it all on yourself, girl. That’s all I’m saying.”
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message 6: by Masha

Masha Toit Thanks Malla :)

It has been an interesting year, learning about self publishing and everything that goes with it. And making new friends, of course! I hope you have a fantastic new year -
Masha

Malla wrote: "Hi, Masha! Thanks for friending me on Goodreads. I will surely read your work. I think your art is outstanding. I hope you are making lots of money out of that! Because ebook selling can be slow. I..."


message 5: by Malla

Malla Always look forward to your great reviews! Wish I had time to read all the books you recommend! Have a wonderful New Year and great prospects for 2012!
Best, Malla


message 4: by Masha

Masha Toit Thanks Malla :)

I always struggle with reviews because I'm "spoilerphobic".


message 3: by Malla

Malla Hi, Masha! Your reviews of books are so incisive and considered. I'm referring to 'Walking Dead'. You do give books you read a lot of thought and analysis. You should become a book reviewer of note!


message 2: by Masha

Masha Toit Hi Malla - glad to meet you here as well :)

Wow - what a wonderful comment. I dont expect much money to come out of this project - it's more about reaching out with my stories, hoping people will enjoy them. Life can be tough - got to find those pockets of magic that still exist! :)

Malla wrote: "Hi, Masha! Thanks for friending me on Goodreads. I will surely read your work. I think your art is outstanding. I hope you are making lots of money out of that! Because ebook selling can be slow. I..."


message 1: by Malla

Malla Hi, Masha! Thanks for friending me on Goodreads. I will surely read your work. I think your art is outstanding. I hope you are making lots of money out of that! Because ebook selling can be slow. I've just set up a Facebook page but haven't figured out the linking stuff. Will get there. Good luck with your writing - with the free sample on Smashwords, I saw a beguiling and gentle artistry in your writing. You are certainly very talented!


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