Introducing my new blog partner, Paul R. Hewlett

In case you didn’t notice, I’ve been looking for another writer and/or book reviewer to share my blog. Strange, the way things work out. The first author who contacted me doesn’t write for children, and I don’t think our audiences will overlap enough to benefit either of us. But the second author to volunteer happens to be the one whose book I featured last, Paul R. Hewlett. Cool!

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!

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  1. Welcome Paul. I’m looking forward to more book reviews. And anything that gives Sher more time to write is fine by me.

  2. Glad to see you here Paul! I didn’t realize you are an Air Force vet. Thank you for you service! Looking forward to your new blog partnership.

  3. Great post! Good luck in your adventures here together. Finally have a face to put to your name Paul. =)

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  5. Thanks everyone for stopping by! I’m very happy to be here. Thanks for the comments. Sorry, I deleted my last post, forgot to put my name on it.

    Paul R. Hewlett

  6. Interesting list of favorites there, Paul. Looking forward to reading your posts.

  7. Thanks Jeff! I’m looking forward to posting. Have a great night and thanks so much for stopping by.


  8. Wow ~ you don’t look anything like Lionel! 🙂 Nice to see you team up with Sher. I’m looking forward to more great posts from both of you.

  9. Thanks Heidi (Lionel said that’s because he’s much better looking). I appreciate you stopping by. I’m very excited to be here.


  10. Hey Paul, great to know you’ll be blogging here! This looks like a wonderful place to share your thoughts in. And Joe looks he can’t be happier. I know how it is to visit a shelter and want to bring home each creature you meet. (That’s how I am with cats.) Looking forward to reading posts from you and Sher!

  11. Thanks for the kind words Claudine. I’m very excited to be here. Joe IS very happy & so am I to have him, what a great dog. I hope all is well with you. Are you settling back into things after your trip? Have a great day:)


  12. This is awesome to see so many people welcomed Paul while I was on vacation. I’m back and not exactly ready to get back to work, another reason to look forward to having Paul take part of the load. I finished my Sunday post on Monday after sleeping, partly unpacking, doing laundry, reading a pile of mail, and feeding some guests. Next up will be physical therapy for my shoulder and then adding some links for Paul’s books. One step at a time, but I’m excited.

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