Fred the Fox (Author Interview)

Fred the Fox Finds His Family looks like an exciting story.  Can you tell us a little about it?

I'll try to explain it without giving too much away. Well, as you can tell from the title, it is a story about a Fox in search of his family.  However, it is a little different than I think most would expect. Instead of Fred leaving his home on an external search for his family, it is more of an internal journey where he learns that Family is about more than who he was born to.


Any plans to turn it into a series?

There is definitely room for a series, but it really just depends on when the inspiration strikes.


What inspired the idea for your book?

The inspiration stems from my own personal experiences. As a child I grew up in-and-out of Foster care and it was a lonely lonely time in my life. Those experiences led me to create this book to help any help those who feel alone or left out. There are children in all walks of life that will feel lonely at some point in their life, and this book is my way of letting them know they aren't alone.


What age group is the book for?

I think think this book will will appeal to the 3-9 age range.  The younger children may not be able to read the book themselves but I think it is a great bedtime story for I'm sorry for mom or dad to read to their children. Additionally, I think it is great for beginning readers because it has a mix of simple and and complex words that will help will help them become stronger readers.


What part of the book was the most fun to write?

Honestly, it was all pretty enjoyable to write. The difficult part wapart was figuring out which part of the original draft to keep and which ones to take out so the story flows boss in a way that connects with the audience.


How did you come up with the story and ideas in Fred the Fox Finds His Family?

I don't exactly remember or how I came up with the story.  I just remember reminiscing about about my childhood and trying to find a way to connect with children that were going through the same thing I did. That was probably the biggest challenge because it can be difficult to translate a big real-world issue to a relatable children's book


What do you like to do when not writing?

When I am not writing comment, I like to try new things. I love travel, friends, and trying to expand my interests to gain new perspectives on life.


Where can readers find out more about your work?

It is currently available on the Kindle as an ebook, as well as on Amazon if you want a printed copy. However,  I am trying to find a literary agent to help get this message to everyone who needs it. My hope is to let everyone know that they are not alone, and it is able to positively impact readers in some small way throughout their life.