#RRBCSpotlightAuthor in May – Maretha Botha

I would like to use this opportunity to thank Nonnie Jules, President of Rave Reviews Book Club and her awesome team for taking such great pains to give me such a wonderful month in the spotlight.  You are AWESOME!! Here is the link to all the activities which were planned for me – a grateful #RRBCSpotlightAuthor in May.


I was on the hot seat with Nonnie Jules this month. Here is the link where you’d be able to judge whether I did okay. https://ravereviewsbynonniejules.wordpress.com/2018/05/25/maretha-botha-in-whos-on-the-shelf-w-nonnie-jules-rrbc-marethmbotha/

I would like to mention that it was this particular feature of Rave Reviews Book Club which hooked me to join the club.  This month, I’ve been a happy member for TWO YEARS. In an earlier blog post I tried to express how I feel about a quality book club such as Rave Reviews Book Club in a post called:  https://marethabotha2013.com/2016/09/27/rave-reviews-book-club-a-place-called-home/654FA5B5-DD94-4DF9-853F-F275C832C6A6

Here are photographs and a little bit more about my awesome blog post hosts, whose blog links appear here. Please visit each one if you’ve not had a chance to do so already.

Blog Tour: 5/6/18 – 5/12/18

Sunday, 5/6/18

Marcha Fox - Author

Marcha Fox

Be sure to visit her post every week where she gives useful tips about our writing: https://marcha2014.wordpress.com/2018/05/31/todays-writing-tip-91/

Micki Peluso kindly reblogged Marcha’s post to: mallie1025@wordpress.com and also Gracie Bradford.  Thank you so much ladies!


Monday, 5/7/18

Nia Markos

Nia Markos


Tuesday, 5/8/18

Patricia Guthrie Member of RRBC

Patricia Guthrie

Waterlilies Over My Grave by [Patricia A. Guthrie]


Wednesday, 5/9/18

Marlena Smith

Secretary at Rave Reviews Book Club – Thank you for always trying your best – doing an awesome job!

Marlena Smith

Here are a few images of the red sand dunes of the Southern African desert, specially for Natalie Ducey and Jan Sikes who were so captivated by their vastness and colour.

Namib Desert, Sossusvlei, Namibia Royalty Free Stock Photography

Namib Desert, Sossusvlei, Namibia Royalty Free Stock Image

Namib Desert, Sossusvlei, Namibia Stock Image

Red sand dunes in Sossusvlei, Namibia – Images courtesy of https://www.dreamstime.com/royalty-free-stock-images-red-sand-dune-sossusvlei-namibia-image27706599


Thursday, 5/10/18

Laura Libricz

Laura is not only an author of #HistoricalFiction – IN THE HEAVEN’S POND TRILOGY – she is also a keen hiker and mountaineer, as is Wendy Jane Scott, my host for #RRBCBlogTalkRadio.

Laura Libricz


Friday, 5/11/18

Marjorie Hembroff

M. E. Hembroff 

An author/illustrator. Here is one of her books.

Bess's Magical Garden by [Hembroff, M. E.]

Saturday, 5/12/18

Ron Yates

Ron Yates

Award-winning author of THE BILLY BATTLES #TRILOGY

Book: The Improbable Journeys of Billy Battles by Ronald E. Yates


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  1. Maretha, YOU did a super job summarizing your spotlight and an excellent job introducing readers to your books as well as the person you are. I especially liked how you mentioned authors, #RRBC leaders, and staff who sponsored, hosted, and guided you through this month. Well done! #RRBC

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    • Thank you for your encouraging words, Gracie! I had to give this post a good hard look to make sure I’d got it right, and still I couldn’t find where I saw that Nia Markos was mentioned in connection with the KCT International Literary Award. I think my brain is somewhat fried. Tomorrow, 1st of June will be another month and another day to face challenges. 💐🌺💐Best wishes for June. 💐🌺💐


  2. Thanks to all the wonderful hosts! Congrats on two years, we must have joined the same month! Must deserved and so happy you enjoyed it!

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