Author Interview: Paul Brookes

Honoured and privileged to be interviewed by Carrie Ann Golden. It is a rare occasion for me to be the interviewed. I hope I have done her questions justice.

A writer & her adolescent muse

Today, we have an interview with the prolific and talented published author and poet, Paul Brookes!

If you were to introduce yourself to a group of strangers, what would you say?

I would say, “Hello, my name is Paul.” I would then ask them about themselves.


Tell us what first drew you to writing.

My earliest memory is of singing “The Raggle Taggle Gypsies” and “La Cucaracha” at Starbeck juniors. I loved the rhythms and subject matter. Later handwriting practice at Darrington junior school getting my letters correct above and below the line by meticulously reproducing Kenneth Grahame’s poem

At this time I was also completely taken in by Robert Louis Stevenson’s “A Child’s Garden Of Verses”, especially “The Land of Counter-Pane”

There I was later introduced to the retelling of Greek, Roman and Celtic myth in the white hard backed books…

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