This beautiful little poetry book, "An observational experience in words", was written by South African poet Alicia Thomas-Woolf. It was launched in Exclusive Books, The Zone, in Rosebank and was for sale in Exclusive Books around Johannesburg. All copies of the print run sold out.
I Spy is currently available only from ada enup on request. Thomas-Woolf's poems have been used in the National Eistedfodd curriculum for the 2005 / 2006 and 2007 / 2008 prescribed works. The exquisite front cover, of insight into an Indian Spirit Tree, was illustrated by International Artist Susan Woolf.
This book is out of print. The second, expanded edition will be released in 2016.
Within her role as a publisher for Intersoft, she ghost-wrote The Right Mind for Golf and From the Classroom: Microsoft IT Academy, as well as created the Southern African IT editions of the IDG …For Dummies series, and Que Publishing’s 10 Minute Guides.
As a publisher with her own company, ada enup (which stands for A Daring Adventure to Enchant and Uplift), she publishes books with content that has almost always never been published before, books that have a major impact within their relevant areas in South Africa. These books include the first ever book for the South African music industry, The South African Music Business, a nearly 700 page tome by producer and lecturer Jonathan Shaw that covers all areas of the industry and has become known as the ‘bible’ of the SA music industry; Taxi Hand Signs, the first and only book for millions of SA mini-taxi commuters that collates hand signs and destinations, researched and illustrated by international fine artist Susan Woolf; AmaZizi: The Dlamini of Southern Africa, again the first book to comprehensively tackle the genealogy, history and culture of the AmaZizi people and related groups; and the National Eisteddfod Academy Anthology, which was the first book to contain poetry graded and style-classified in all 11 official South African languages, as well as the first to have a comprehensive essay on how to teach praise poetry. Through ada enup, Alicia also supports universities, tertiary educators, lecturers and writers who wish to self-publish with advice and publishing.
As a writer, Alicia has lately been channeling her work through her publishing company. She has authored short stories Cheery Red, The Mysterious Jagg, Options and poetry book I Spy . She has collaborated on an art book with fine artist Lesley Anne Price, where her words were written to complement Price’s photography. Her upcoming releases are Innerone, which has already garnered much advance praise and will be released in the States, and The Newborn Baby Checkbook.
Alicia is currently working on the taboo topics children's series, notably Powerful; a history, a fantasy and new editions of several of her author's books.