Interview with author Drew Antony Piercey

Book: Chewie The Pup

Q1. Please introduce yourself so that the readers will get to know you better.

Hi My name is Drew Piercey, originally from Saint Neots and now living in County Durham. I’ve always wanted to write children’s books, but never thought this to be achievable. I put the dream away until 2 years ago when I was having problems with my mental health. I decided to enjoy life more and change the way I perceived myself and the world around me. My nephew is obsessed with dinosaurs, and I love to rhyme, so I made a book about them and thought this ‘This isn’t awful’. So I decided to go for it. I want my books to be enjoyed as any author does, but the key for me is getting them away from computer screens. This is more in the sense of moderation as it would be hypocritical of me otherwise. I also hope to inspire future artists, whether that be in the writing or Toria Ashplant’s wonderful illustrations.

Q2. What is your inspiration behind your book “Chewie The Pup”?

My inspiration was mainly from my puppy Chewbacca. He inspired the story and I saw it as a great way to teach key values in a short, yet sweet rhyming style that would both hold the readers attention and help the lesson to be taught.

Q3. When did you realize you want to be an author of Children’s Book?

When I was in year 6 at school we had a competition. This was to write a poem and have it published. My poem was chosen among others but I remember this being the first time I was truly proud of myself. I loved that feeling and it stuck with me. I’m glad I finally found the courage to do so.

Q4. Are you planning to release your next book soon?

My original book ‘My Rhyming Adventure: Dinosaurs’ is now being published (After initially self-publishing) and should be out soon. Chewie the pup will also return.

Q5. For which age group your books are suitable?

I would say Chewie the pup is from 3 to 6 years old but I’m new to the game and have no children of my own…… So what do I know!

Q6. What is your favorite Quote?

“There is no success without failure”

Q7. What do you like the most about your country?

Not sure. I guess in the world we live in, it’s certainly better to be in a more enlightened country however there’s still many steps to go before the united kingdom becomes the ideal fully inclusive place it should be.

Q8. What suggestion you want to give to parents of little readers regarding a reading habit?

I mean I’m no parent so I’ll just say directly to the reader “You are great, keep it up”.

Q9. What does literary success look like to you?

People reading my books or creating their own if they think they can do better.

Q10. Lastly, who is your inspiration in life and why?

This is a hard question. One that I don’t have a clear answer for. I would say everyone. Its easy to see the world only through your own eyes and assume you’re in the center of it. But everyday we see videos on our phones of people doing wonderful things. Everyday I’m reminded that there is good in the world.

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Chewie The Pup

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