Interview – Shana Gorian

I loved getting to know this lovely lady, Shana Gorian and her endearing series of books a little better.  She has written four books in Rosco the Rascal Series thus far and I'm sure those of you who have little ones to buy gifts for or whom you love reading to, will enjoy her stories … Continue reading Interview – Shana Gorian


Sunday Short Story – Forest Stars -Maretha Botha

Here is another Sunday short story which some of you might like to share with one of your children or grandchildren. This is part 1.

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The summer breeze sings softly among the tall conifers in a small meadow. Grandpa George and his grandson, Josh are walking along a narrow path, admiring the grass sprouts tickling their legs. Josh feels a bit scared of the dark shadows everywhere, but his older sister, Kate, skips happily along the path, not worried about any uneven patches which might trip her. 

‘Be careful, Kate! Please wait for us!’ Grandpa George warns. Suddenly, Kate stops, turns around and puts her finger on her lips. ‘Ssh . . . Look! There are fairies under that fern over there.’

Fireflies in the forest

 ‘Fairies? Let me see, let me see them too,’ Josh shouts.  He and Grandpa George sit on their haunches to have a closer look at the eerie green glows in the soft moss on the forest floor.

‘Why is the grass on fire, Grandpa?’  glowworm in the moss

‘Those small lights belong to glowworms and the grass…

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Short Story – The Martial Eagles Are Nesting – Maretha Botha

Please visit my child friendly blog for more information on short stories written for grandparents and grandchildren to enjoy - really all the children in your life.  I'm posting a story every Sunday in ASTRO'S ADVENTURES BOOK CLUB by Susan Day. Source: Short Story - The Martial Eagles Are Nesting - Maretha Botha

Short Story – Wild Animal Tales – Maretha Botha

I’m hoping those of us who are grandparents might like to read these Sunday stories to grandchildren. Let me know if you find this week’s story to the young ones’ liking!

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I have started a new venture, which will definitely keep me on my writer’s toes . . . or rather, fingers!Please keep an eye on this blog and other media sites for a link to Susan Day’s delightful blog where she aims to put the “grand” back into the relationship between grandparents and their grandchildren, encouraging this wonderful relationship to grow stronger than ever by providing short stories written by various children’s authors, giving grandparents the opportunity to read to their grandchildren.Image result for grandparents reading to grandchildrenImage result for grandparents reading to grandchildrenI am delighted to tell you that I will be sharing such short stories every Sunday with you, because Susan Day, Astro’s Adventures’ Creator has accepted me as a regular contributor to ASTRO’S ADVENTURES BOOK CLUB and BLOG.

Thanks to Susan’s great creative ability, I have this lovely new logo.

MARETHA_BOTHAMy first short story, based on true fact, is called ‘The Mystery of the Moving Rock’ and…

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Source: #RRBC SPRINGTIME BOOK & BLOG PARTY Hello, Everyone!  I've posted my #RRBC SPRINGTIME BOOK & BLOG PARTY ON named Fauna Park Tales, but I thought there might be a few of you who would also like to visit the post as I have a free eBook promotion this weekend as well.  Thank you … Continue reading #RRBC SPRINGTIME BOOK & BLOG PARTY

Welcome and say, Hi, to Children’s book author; Maretha M Botha. A marvelous collection to add to your Christmas or any other list for the younger folks.

Suzanna Burke gave me such a fabulous RRBCPIF tour day that I’ve decid d to reblogging her post to this, my second blog as Fauna Park Tales carries the first one. Just by way of reminder. Indie authors need your support, not only with retweets, but also to leave a positive review on Amazon whenever you can!

Welcome to the World of Suzanne Burke.

rrbc-pay-it-foward-cover-fauna-park-tales-maretha-mothaLet’s learn a little more about Maretha and her amazing collection of Children’s Books.


Maretha Botha – Librarian, Children’s author/illustrator and self-confessed bookworm, chocolate and black coffee addict, animal and bird lover, occasional gardener and hiker on the moors. 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.

The first three books of “Fauna Park Tales: An African Adventure” are available as eBooks and black/white illustrated paperbacks.
A 210 page, Gold Band DELUXE COLOUR ILLUSTRATED EDITION – “Tales from Fauna Park, An African Adventure: Flame and Hope” is available and will also be enjoyed by better readers (9-12) who still like seeing illustrations

What Maretha has to say about writing books for children. flameandhope

Even though there are many challenges as far as…

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