Guest Post! Paul Hewlett and Lionel Snodgrass

I am very happy to have two special guests on my blog today! Mr. Paul Hewlett (author) and Lionel Snodgrass (main character). I really enjoyed Mr. Hewlett’s book, Lionel and the Golden Rule (see my review HERE). I like the character of Lionel a lot and I thought the book had a great message about treating others like you want to be treated. I was happy to see that Mr. Hewlett wrote a new adventure for Lionel so I asked Mr. Hewlett and Lionel to be guests on my blog.

My name is Paul R. Hewlett and I am a children’s book author. I am the author of the Lionel’s Grand Adventure series. Some of my favorite books growing up  were great children’s/middle grade books. I loved The Three Investigators and Encyclopedia Brown. Why am I mentioning this? Because they are what set me down this path. I love those books, but I try to create my own brand of books that young readers will enjoy. My goal is to write books that will entertain young readers. Something that will capture their imagination and get them to read. I want them to enjoy reading and be taken away to a world where anything is possible.

Anything may be possible yes, but that means issues that face kids today exist too. Another thing I try to incorporate into my books is a lesson. On top of entertaining readers, I want to demonstrate an important life lesson. I want that lesson to be something that both children and adults can appreciate. I want it to be part of the story, so that it is something both Lionel and the readers realizes along the way. In the end I hope that the reader will follow Lionel in learning a valuable lesson. Speaking of Lionel, he is just dying to get a chance to talk here. So, as long as Erik doesn’t mind…

Hi everybody, Lionel Snodgrass here! Thanks Erik for letting me be here today. I’m so excited, this is such a great blog and Erik reads so many great books, boy, I’m really honored to be here. I just want to take a minute and tell everyone about my new adventure.

Lionel’s Christmas Adventure is out now (in paperback or ebook). I have a lot of great things going on in my life right now. School’s on break, I’ve got a new best friend named Skip, and Christmas is just around the corner! I should be pretty happy, right? Well, have you ever had one of those days…?

You see, I kind of get caught up in how unfair things are (at least I think so) and with the things that I don’t have. I forget to be thankful for all the great things I do have in my life and how good I have it compared to some. So I guess the question is, will I realize how lucky I am and be thankful, or will I let all the things I don’t have get me down and ruin Christmas? Oh, throw in some sledding, ice skating, an adventure in a life-size ginger bread village, and a trip to the North Pole and you have quite and adventure, Lionel’s Christmas Adventure in fact!

Thanks Paul and Erik for letting me talk for a bit, but that’s it for now. I don’t want to give away too much. Happy holidays everyone.

Mr. Hewlett is a Rafflecopter giveaway for a $25.00 Amazon gift card and a 3 pack of Lionel ‘s Grand Adventure ebooks! Just click on the link to enter!

For more information about author Paul R. Hewlett click here. He co-authors a Middle Grade/YA blog at SherAHart: My Written Art. You can also keep up with what’s new on Lionel’s Grand Adventure FB page.

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24 replies

  1. You had me at life size ginger bread village. Great interview, Erik and Paul.

  2. A really cool guest blog, well done. My favourite christmas gift would always be a good book.

    • Thank you. I’m with you regarding a good book. I almost like the book to be a surprise. I enjoy so many different genres that I love when people recommend, or in this case, give the gift of a good book that’s new to me. Have a great day & a happy holiday season.

      Paul R. Hewlett

  3. I loved the Encyclopedia Brown books too. I was just wondering how old Cooper would need to be for those books. Thanks for this wonderful interview!

    • Hi Kirsten!
      I still read Encyclopedia Brown now and again. It’s great fun to pick one up and read it. I still love them. I suggest my books to anyone ages 6-10, with maybe the younger end enjoying having it read to them. Thanks so much for your kind words. Have a great day!

      Paul R. Hewlett

      • Thanks so much, Paul. Cooper is a good reader and a little bored by “Magic Treehouse,” so I’m always looking for more interesting fare. We’ll check out your books.

  4. Thank you so much for having Lionel and me here today Erik. We read your blog all the time and really, really enjoy all the great books you review. Your reviews are really great too. We’ve found many, many books to read from your reviews. It’s an honor to be able to write a guest post and spend some time here today with you and your readers. Thank you!

    Paul R. Hewlett

  5. Lionel is a cutie. I hope he will learn what he needs to know about gratitude. That would be a super Christmas miracle!

    Love and licks,

  6. so important in these days of plenty to teach children gratitude. I would like to teach it to some adults also. Lovely interview, Erik! And nice to meet you Lionel!

  7. I enjoyed meeting Lionel and Paul, very much; Thanks, Erik. Oh, and thanks for the giveaway too!

    • Hi Joanna,
      It’s a pleasure to meet you as well. Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by and share your thoughts. You’re welcome:) Have a great holiday.

      Paul R. Hewlett

  8. Nice Erik! You are a hard guy to keep up with (not that any one is racing). Great guest blog. I must say, I have never heard of Lionel or his interesting character Paul. I am glad to have been introduced. Looks like I have a book to find. Thanks to all three of you “boys.”

  9. Wonderful! I love reading through your interviews and your guest posts. You have a very generous heart, dear Erik. 🙂 Great feature! 🙂


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