About Matt Newnham

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I am Matt Newnham. I am a Sussex boy now living in Cape Town, South Africa. I have always loved books, reading and storytelling. I have a crazy imagination that was only unleashed in 2014, up until then I had a pretty normal job selling and marketing business software. I am a freelance writer, published author and frequent motivational speaker.

Freelance Writer

As a freelance writer I have written blog posts, website content, marketing material, crowdfunding campaigns, press releases, sales proposals, magazine articles and more.  My services as a Freelance writer have been used by over 1,000 companies internationally. For some examples of my work please visit my portfolio for my rates click here for  more information on my freelance writing services click here


I am writing a serious, well serious-ish, fantasy adventure novel called “The Seed Shepherd” based on my childhood but it is my Children’s book “Space Ranger Fred” that has been my baby for a while.


Space Ranger Fred

Space Ranger Fred is an out of this world adventure for boys and girls aged 6 to 10. The series of books tell the story of 6 year old (nearly 7) Fred Sanders who dreams of becoming a space ranger like his comic book hero Zando Centauri. One day Zando Centauri lands his rocket ship in Fred’s Garden and needs his help. Fred agrees to help and a series of amazing adventures doing things only young kids can do begin…..the first book, Space Ranger Fred and the Shoelace Adventure was released on 18thDecember 2015 as an eBook and a printed book.  The second book Space Ranger Fred and the Umbrella Rescue was self-published  and released in December 2016.  The books are available on Amazon, SmashWords and other online stores.


Matt Newnham is active on Social Media – Twitter @MattNewnhamZA and Facebook and instagram 

Recent Blog Posts

5 Star Review for Umbrella Rescue
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...
Stretch your imagination
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...