This is children's author Mattew WJ Newnham I had the opportunity to interview him for my blog. He is a Published Author, Freelance Writer. Live in Cape Town.
Q1.when did you decide you were going to write a book?
A.it was always a dream. used to read a lot as a kid
Q2.how did you come up with the name of your book?
A. I was assigned to write a short story about space travel for an Australian School. What I wrote was Space Ranger Fred" but it was too long. I wrote a 1000 word story called spaceman max and it worked. 6 months later a friend's 10-year-old daughter found space ranger Fred on my laptop and said it was a cool name and a fun story. she told her mom and I was asked to turn it into a book. and thus space ranger Fred and the shoelace adventure was born. just a different title I suppose made it fun.
Q3.what are you working on now for 20 18?
A. 4 projects: 1 young adult teen novel called the seed shepherd 2 kids book called Sunnygate farm 3. adult fairytale about how a prince who can give love but can't find it meets a princess who wants love but cant give it 4. an emotional romance (thinking persons 50 shades) my girlfriend told me to write... oh and another space ranger Fred.
Q4.how long have you been writing?
A.all my life lol but full time since 2014. used my writing for my market job before going freelance and published author.
Q5.What advice would you give other authors?
A.just write. get a good editor... a very good editor. write as if you are describing a movie. show dont tell. no from a publisher is a step closer to yes! anyone want to say yes to the seed shepherd?.
Q6. were can people find you online?
A. amazon spacerangerfred.com mattnewnham.co.za just google matt Newnham cape town facebook all over.
Q7. do you plan on making more books in the future?
A. plenty in the pipeline.
Q 8. how many books have you written?
A. published... countless ebooks for IT industry in my past life if they count.
Q 9 did you go to college to be a writer
A.school of hard knock