Interview with Matthew Newnham

Describe your desk
A small desk with a nice big window but my best work is done while on the beach just relaxing.. Hey I live in Cape Town what do you expect!
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in a small village called Balcombe in the Sussex countryside. The village doesn't feature much in Space Ranger Fred but in my novel being written it forms the backdrop.
Growing up in a small village has influenced my writing and I am eternally grateful for it.
When did you first start writing?
I have been writing all my life I suppose but only made it a full time career option, if that is the right term, in 2014 when exceptional and deeply personal circumstances forced a change.
What's the story behind your latest book?
Space Ranger Fred and the Umbrella Rescue is inspired by the biblical Good Samaritan. The book is very much a lesson on helping others and doing the right thing which can lead to very unexpected results
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Seeing others read, that moment a child's imagination grasps the story or the moment a child realises that they can read. It is worth more than gold.
What are you working on next?
Space Ranger Fred and the Tick Tock Tale
Emma Jane and the Honey Bee
The Prodagalist
The Seed Shepherd
Sunnygate Farm

a wide variety of books all due by end of Q2 2017
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
I love my writing and knowing that what I write will bring a smile to someone's face or just make them pause and think is enough to get me out of bed.
What is your writing process?
I just go with the flow and then edit and refine.
Published 2016-11-22.
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Books by This Author

Space Ranger Fred and The Umbrella Rescue
Series: Space Ranger Fred. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,110. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Imagination & Play
(5.00 from 1 review)
How does a 6 year old Space Ranger save the day with a pink umbrella? What happens when you go out of your way to help someone?
Space Ranger Fred and The Shoelace Adventure
Series: Space Ranger Fred. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,920. Language: American English. Published: December 18, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Space Ranger Fred is the youngest Space Ranger in the universe. Join Fred and his comic book hero Zando Centauri as they save the planet Jambori all thanks to Fred’s expert ability to tie his shoelaces.   Space Ranger Fred is a fun book for young children between the ages of 6 and 10. The Space Ranger Fred series is written to encourage young readers to read and the books are.....