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4 Star Review – the Christian Message is out there!

This is one of the first Book Reviews to mention the Christian message contained in the story. Reviewed by Joyce McPherson for Readers' Favorite   Space Ranger Fred and the Umbrella Rescue by Matthew Newnham is a delightful early chapter book about Fred, who is almost seven years old. He…

5 Star Review for Umbrella Rescue

Book Review Reviewed by Rosie Malezer for Readers' Favorite Space Ranger Fred and the Umbrella Rescue is a children’s book written and illustrated by Matt Newnham. Six-year-old Fred Sanders is the youngest Space Ranger in the universe. As he looks out from his bedroom window into the pouring rain, Fred…

Stretch your imagination

As a writer there is one thing that is as important to me as writing words and that is reading them. My imagination is my greatest asset and I am forever grateful to my mother who encouraged me to read. Reading stretches the imagination and rests the body. When reading…
Intentional goals

New Year’s Intentional Resolutions

2016 flew by.  I blinked, maybe sneezed and suddenly January became December, Christmas was all wrapped up then unwrapped and before I knew it here I am on the second day of a new year.  I had some New Year's Resolutions last year, and the year before and managed to…

NEW RELEASE: Space Ranger Fred and the Umbrella Rescue eBook is here

Yes it is here... in eBook at least, there is a delay of about a week on the print edition due some sad matters out of my control in the US. Space Ranger Fred and the Umbrella Rescue is available! The latest book has the same characters as the first…

GIVEAWAY: Easy Tie Shoelaces Space Ranger Fred GiveAway

Does shoe tying have you tied up in knots? Easy Tie shoelaces can help. The newest Easy Tie Shoelaces are in and are AMAZING. To celebrate their release we are going to pick two lucky winners who will win a free pair of laces and a signed copy of Space…

Dreams don’t end when you meet your hero

Not so long ago I was sat in a car park outside Bayside shopping centre, just outside Cape Town in the rain abusing the free internet they had at the time. I never knew but this was the start of dreams coming true. What was I doing? I was changing…

Breaking News: Space Ranger Fred and the Umbrella Rescue due late October

The 2nd Space Ranger Fred book - Space Ranger Fred and the Umbrella Rescue - has been sent to ePrinted Books for formatting and will be available for review in early October 2016  and on the bookshelves by late October 2016. For more details contact the author

A Wing, a Prayer and a Crowdfunding Campaign

[caption id="attachment_594" align="alignleft" width="165"] Flying High[/caption] Back in 2014 I was homeless, I was living on a couch in a 2-bed apartment barely big enough for 4 people let alone 6. A third bedroom was created by pitching a tent in  the garden and at a time when the world…