Welcome

to the fictional world of Maria Donovan, where hard facts stick out like rocks in a dreamy landscape. Here you’ll find news of published short stories and a soon-to-be-born debut novel, The Chicken Soup Murder. Due date: September 2017.

Blog posts cover aspects of research and follow a variety of interests: explorations of time and place, space and mind, heart and soul, science and medicine.

For writers ready to publish their first book, there’s some advice on working with an independent publisher.

pumping_up_napoleon72_jpg_w180h271Pumping Up Napoleon: A collection of fifteen offbeat stories about the body: resurrected, falling apart, loved and abandoned.

Could Napoleon really be brought back to life? What will happen to the romance of space travel when a trip to the Moon is like taking the cross-channel ferry?

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