They Were Just Fairy Tales

Kevin Richardson Author Interview

Tales from Brook Meadow: The Tale of the Fallen Eggs follows a group of forest animals who all work together to rescue four missing eggs. What was the inspiration for your story?

The inspiration came from visits to Brook Meadow with my children, teaching them about the wildlife and mother nature. They were just fairy tales on paper for around 13/14 years until a good friend of mine suggested I pursue my authoring. A quick jiggle of words to bring them into the modern day, a call from Little Steps Publishing and ‘Tales From Brook Meadow’ was born.

The art in this book is fantastic. What was the art collaboration process like with illustrator Caroline Hazell?

I met Caroline by chance at a community gathering. I originally asked here to design something for a business card. I was taken aback by the end result. I asked if she might be interested in illustrating a book. I explained what I was after in terms of illustrations and as it turns out, watercolour is her speciality, Foxes are a big favorite of her’s and it was an ambition of hers to illustrate a book.

What were some ideas that were important for you to share in this book?

The most important points were for the characters in the book to look exactly as they would in real life for easy recognition for the children, hoping to draw them into nature. The other important point was to have the children learn valuable lessons from the story. I believe that good morals create a firm foundation for children as the grow.

Can you tell us what the second book will be about and when it will be available for fans to purchase?

The second book in the series, ‘The Tale of the Summer Fair’ is out now. The animals of Brook Meadow get into some mischief, but all ends well.

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