This week I’m in Alaska on vacation without much internet time between activities, so I’ll wait until I get home to start adding Paul’s links. For now, please welcome Paul R. Hewlett, author of the Lionel Snodgrass chapter books for early readers.
Hi! My name is Paul R. Hewlett. I am a children’s author whose goal is to foster children’s interest in reading by combining entertainment and values. I am a husband and a father to my adult daughter and a “senior” dog named Joe. My wife and I rescued Joe (a black lab mix) from the local animal shelter about a year and a half ago. I love dogs, and would love to adopt every dog living in a shelter across the world, but since that’s not quite possible, I’ll stick with Joe for now. I’ll always adopt from a shelter. There are so many great dogs (and other animals) there that are looking for a permanent home, I couldn’t look anywhere else. I donate needed items to the shelter (detergent, dog food, etc.) since I am not strong enough to donate my time. If I did, I’d come home with a dog every time I went there. This picture is Joe and me on my birthday.
I am also a United States Air Force vet. I spent four years in the Air Force and am proud to have done so. I have the utmost respect and thanks for those that have and are currently serving. On a side note, I received a ride in an F-15 fighter jet when I was in, and lets just say it was an experience. I don’t ride roller coasters, because they upset my stomach, if that gives you a clue as to what I mean by experience. I am currently a salesman by day and an author by… the rest of the time.
I currently live in Illinois, enjoying reading, travel and baseball. This picture is Joe and me on Dog Day at the White Sox game. I tried cross country skiing this year. I need to find some winter hobbies if I am going to continue to live here, since winter and cold weather aren’t my favorite. My favorite books are (in no specific order) Watership Down, The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Bourne Identity. My favorite children’ books are The Adventures of Brer Rabbit, The Three Investigators, and Encyclopedia Brown. Well, thanks for reading about me and I hope to get to know all you readers and visitors better as well. Please feel free to leave a comment or ask a question if you have one or are curious about anything. Have a great day.
Thanks, Paul. I look forward to working with you and reading what you have to say about reading, writing, and your books. I feel like I found a three-toed, potbelly Walbaun foot. Anyone who wonders what that is should read this post. Both Paul and I would love to see your comments!