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.
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 https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/166460-all-along-the-backwater-through-the-rushes-tall-ducks-are
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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