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…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…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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This friendly face belongs to Chicki – she is one of the favourite ones in the life of her human, Australian author, Margaret Lynette Sharp, who writes sweet romance novels, as well as Regency period dramas based on our favourite characters from “Pride and Prejudice”. 

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With this collection of short stories which gives us a future ‘glimpse’ into the lives of our favourite couple, the Darcys, Ms Sharp imaginatively satisfies my wish for more Jane Austin. Not to give away spoilers, I would like to mention though, that ...more
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“I've received a few free gifts - one is the gift of life and another the gift of choice - and so I choose to live my life positively, despite life's many ups and downs, having hope that tomorrow will always be better.”
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“Protecting the environment is an obligation, not a choice.”
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Mahatma Gandhi
“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated. I hold that the more helpless a creature the more entitled it is to protection by man from the cruelty of humankind.”
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“Whatever you believe, and however, each of us deals with these events in our lives, one thing is for certain the truism, time is a great healer, is of no consolation at that moment of intense, all-consuming grief.

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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.”
Ivan Amberlake, The Beholder




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