Interview with children’s author Kenneth Caldwell


Author Kenneth
Caldwell wraps up the week with me by chatting about his new children’s book, Zac Von Stick.
Caldwell is a 53-year-old Surveyor, living in Glasgow. A keen dog lover and
with a special affinity to the Weimaraner breed. Like Zac, loves the outdoors
in all weathers and the muddier the better.
Welcome, Kenneth. Please tell us about
your current release.
This book is
dedicated to our first Weimaraner, Mardi it is a celebration of the breed and
the joy that Zac brought into our lives. Zac coming from a difficult start.
Providing a new home was a fitting way to provide a legacy for Mardi.
Zac is feeling sad and lonely. His Mum and Dad
can’t look after him anymore and so he needs to find a new Mummy and Daddy to
love him. Finding new parents is very scary. Zac and his special stick start
the journey to finding happiness again ……
What inspired you to write this book?
I was going
through a very difficult time after ill health and losing my job. I walked Zac
and noticed how he would not let go of his sticks. It suddenly became apparent
to me that his stick could be a metaphor for his heart……

Excerpt from Zac Von Stick:
Zac now has a
pile of special sticks outside the front door, each one showing how special and
loved he is!

Zac now also now knows "his special stick" is not made of wood. His
special stick is his HEART! And that sometimes you have to wait to find out who
you trust to play with it !!

What exciting story are you working on
  • Zac and his Pink
  • But Mummy I have more
    room in my Tummy
  • Zac’s Special Ball
When did you first consider yourself a
Only in last
couple of years
Do you write full-time? If so, what's
your work day like? If not, what do you do other than write and how do you find
time to write?
Work in
Property Maintenance and writing has been only recent hobby and borne through
as difficult period in my life. Expression in words can be very cathartic.
What would you say is your interesting
writing quirk?
Looking at
life as a metaphor and through the non-judgmental eyes of a dog.
As a child, what did you want to be when
you grew up?
A Vet.

Anything additional you want to share
with the readers?
Only that my
introduction to writing was during difficult times. It made me realise that
everything around you can be captured in the medium of words and that the
simple act of your dog playing with his favourite stick can have a much more
profound metaphor in life.

Thanks for joining me today, Kenneth!

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