Maretha Botha

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Maretha Botha - Children's author/illustrator and self-confessed bookworm, chocolate and black coffee addict, animal and bird lover, occasional gardener. Her children's (9-12) series of illustrated books called, "FAUNA PARK TALES" is based on "African Adventures of Flame, Family, Furry and Feathered Friends" a September 2013 GOLD MEDAL WINNER on Authonomy, a HarperCollins writers' website.

She has published four children's books via LionheArt Publishing House.
https://myBook.to/FlameHope
https://myBook.to/Friends
https://myBook.to/OrphansPlight
https://myBook.to/Trails

She has also written three short stories:
https://myBook.to/Evergreens
https://myBook.to/LostTime
https://myBook.to/FamilyFound

Her author pages are:
https://facebook.com/flameandhope.
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Maretha Botha I have not really suffered with writer's block, because there's so much to write about as far as Fauna Park Tales and its many adventures are concerne…moreI have not really suffered with writer's block, because there's so much to write about as far as Fauna Park Tales and its many adventures are concerned. For example, today I might see or read something amazing - a photo of a cat sitting on the back of his best friend, a horse - just what I need to complete the adventure of how a cat and a horse face a journey into the desert.(less)
Maretha Botha When I write, I'm in control of the world I've created. So, if I don't like what certain characters do, I can simply take them out - literally - or fi…moreWhen I write, I'm in control of the world I've created. So, if I don't like what certain characters do, I can simply take them out - literally - or find some ingenious plot to take care of the situation.(less)
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15 July 2020 – Spring and Summer Garden Glimpses – Wonderful Wednesday

Welcome to more WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY garden glimpses. This week I would like to showcase some of our remarkable roses which managed to bloom spectacularly, and I daresay miraculously, despite the torrents of rain we have had during the first two weeks of July. There are Climbers, Ramblers, Patio Climbers, Shrub Roses, Modern Shrub Roses – so many excellent choices depending where you live. Of cours

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“Darkness descends to eclipse the Light
Death will take the lives of many, sparing no one.
In deaths of the Doomed, Light shimmers:
The Light that will set the Beholder free.”
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