In this timeless tale told in a childlike and tender tone, we meet little sensitive and spirited Maria. Join the jittery and daydreaming, but nonetheless resourceful heroine as she deals with soul-loss, anxiety, bullying and discovers what it takes to break limiting familial patterns. A somewhat sentimental story with a heartfelt message of the value in expressing your emotions, listen to your intuition and honor yourself!
“What’s the Matter with Maria?” won the title Book of the Month in February 2020 (the theme being Love) at MagicBeans Bookstore, a lovely, independent online children’s bookstore that supports young readers’ literacy and donates books to underprivileged children while supporting indie authors.
Alas, winter is near and we’ll just have to come to terms with it.
To me, this summer didn’t even feel like summer at all, because of my health issues 🙁
Now I try to get outside and get some fresh air and sunlight, often. Going for walks in nearby landscapes with woods, beaches and of course the Northsea (how I miss having my old dog by my side…sniffles).
I am almost always picking some wildflowers or finding something else; like fruits and berries – or pretty stones and shells.
Picked some of the last rosehip roses the other day – just love that scent; it encapsulates the essence of summer to me. And picked blackberries, too. Had to go into thorny brambles to get to it:)
I am sort of – kind of – perhaps – we’ll see…writing a sentimental children’s story/book(?). Very, very slowly and little by little. The act of writing is becoming increasingly necessary for my wellbeing.
Spent some days in the family summerhouse last week. Soaking up the last warm, sunny days of this year (it seems) Brrr…. it’s terribly cold and windy outside now!