Maria Donovan is an author of fiction and non-fiction. She won first prize for Flash Fiction in the Bridport Prize 2019. Her published works include a short story collection: 'Pumping Up Napoleon' and a debut novel, 'The Chicken Soup Murder', which was shortlisted for The International Rubery Book Awards and a finalist for the Dundee International Book Prize.
Paula’s bookdar is second to none so it’s a particular honour that she featured my most recent blog post in her weekly roundup (tbr here in this reblog). Thanks, Paula!
This week we look at books read and reviewed, discover some of the best writing about literature on the blogosphere, take a peek at at two new posts relating to Wales, and highlight fascinating features from across the Internet.
I had no idea what my last photo for August would be: the one with the pumpkin bigger than my head? A rowan tree in distress – blossoming at the same time as it’s fruiting? No: it’s this accidental photo.
"Gratitude turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity...it makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow." Melody Beattie