Trails and Trials

Four years ago, also in August, my good friend Jane Bwye from our Harper Collins Authonomy days, featured my first published book, “Flame and Hope: An African Adventure” on her blog. This time, she’s featuring my pride and joy – book four – “Trails and Trials: An African Adventure”. Thank you so much, Jane!

Jane Bwye

Welcome to a long-standing friend Maretha Botha, author of lovely children’s books set in down-to-earth Africa. My mouth is watering at the thought of your delicious pasta dish, Maretha – over to you…


Thank you so much for having me on your blog, Jane. I would like to tell you a bit more about myself and “Trails and Trials: An African Adventure” – the fourth book in the Fauna Park Tales Series. I’m an Italian National who grew up in South Africa and lived in Botswana for several years. I love expresso, and of course, pasta – just with olive oil and a bit of grated cheese, or a tasty Pasta Vongole with a few clams, cherry tomatoes, sprinkled with olive oil – an easy dish when I’m busy illustrating. Stopping to cook a fancy meal for hubby, might destroy the image in my head.

However, when I hit…

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