About Matt Newnham

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 writing a serious, well seriousish, 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 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…..Space Ranger Fred and the Shoelace Adventure was released on 18thDecember 2015 as an eBook and a printed book.  The Children’s book is available on


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

Recent Blog Posts

Space Ranger Fred Cleaning Beaches
Space Ranger Fred Cleaning Beaches
This will be fun… Beach Clean Up and some books with Cape Town Beach Cleanup Signed Copies of Space Ranger Fred and the Shoelace Adventure on sale R100 each R25 goes to CleanC/Cape Town Beach Clean...
What I read made me write
What I read made me write
The question nearly every author gets asked at some stage is “what books do you read?” or “what books did you read as a child?”  I know in the next couple of days and...