Little Tree's First Winter (Author Interview)

Little Tree’s First Winter looks like an exciting story. Can you tell us a little about it?

It’s about embracing differences and finding the courage to be who you are… Trees are very special to me, all their own shapes and how each tree carries it’s own life story in it’s shape so I combined my love of trees with this story as it seemed like to be something that everyone could relate to, young and old.

Any plans to turn it into a series?

No, this particular book is a stand-alone story, although in further books I will be using aspects of the natural world to share my thoughts on how we relate to each other. I’m currently working on another book series about a girl called Izzy.

How long did it take you to write Little Tree’s First Winter?

A few days once I had the idea in my mind.

How were the illustrations done in Little Tree’s First Winter?

Originally hand drawn and story boarded then passed over to my daughter in law to digitize them.

What inspired the idea for your book?

I’ve always felt different from other people, and I needed a way to express that.

What will readers get out of your book?

Hopefully, a kinder world. They will show more understanding to others.

What age group is the book for?

Because of the message, I would say ages 2 to 3 years right up to 8 year olds.

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

The happy ending when all the other trees wake up again and he gets to tell his Winter adventures.

What was your hardest scene/section to write?

About the trees loneliness because it’s so tough to go through.

What do you like to do when not writing?

Read and paint and draw.

Where can readers find out more about your work?