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Maya Fowler

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Get in the mood on Pinterest

Prospective readers, or anyone who has read one of my books and would like to get more of a feel for the places and spaces I write about can take a look at my new boards on Pinterest, or follow my progress there: http://pinterest.com/mayafowler/

You’ll find boards for The Elephant in the Room, As jy ‘n ster sien verskiet as well as Om op eiers te dans. Of course literature is a word-based medium, but readers always seem to appreciate getting something extra, and I thought it would be really fun for my young-adult readers, especially. Each picture is captioned, for instance, in The Elephant in the Room, “This is what Patience the basset hound looks like” and “The attitude, age 15″ where I’ve posted a picture of a young girl with a “won’t eat”-sticker pasted to her lips. There are pics of the Overberg landscape, where some of the action takes place, as well as of historic figures mentioned in the book, such as Amy Biehl, and Nelson Mandela, on the day of his release from prison. These things would be of particular interest to readers abroad, who would otherwise have to imagine foreign landscapes from scratch.

Anne ten Donkelaar's series Healing Broken Butterflies can be seen on my "The Elephant in the Room" moodboard on Pinterest.

 

Recent comments:

  • Ben - Editor
    Ben - Editor
    June 5th, 2012 @18:33 #
     
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    Duly followed, Maya :)

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  • <a href="http://mayafowler.book.co.za" rel="nofollow">Maya</a>
    Maya
    June 6th, 2012 @09:17 #
     
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    Thanks Ben!

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