Dreams, Fun and Friends: An Interview with David Stone
1). How did you first come up with the idea for “The Adventures of Tom, Jack and Joe?”
I came up with the idea for “The Adventures of Tom, Jack and Joe” seven years ago, when I thought of three brother’s names. They seemed like a good fit at the time, and I thought how nice it would be to create a series around these brothers filled with magic, riddles, fun and new friends. The book takes you on a journey to a world you can only dream of!
2). Is there any media (i.e. films, television or books) that has inspired you to write?
In terms of books and writers, if anyone inspired me to write it would be Enid Blyton. Blyton knew what children enjoyed, and knew that they liked to read stories of adventure, particularly adventure stories that depict other children.
3). You have mentioned before that writing was not something that was a dream of yours when you were younger, and was instead something you took up as a hobby. How and when did your interest in writing develop?
Sometimes I have dreams of the stories I write, before I write them. They feel so real, it’s like I’m there with them, as though I’m another character in the book! Sometimes, I have the same dream over and over again, and I try to write them down when I wake up from my sleep.
4). You have dyslexia, which you have said has been somewhat of an obstacle for you in writing. How were you able to get past this during your time writing the book?
I do have help with my writing, partly from a proofreader. Despite this, I have a really good imagination, and am told that my visions for the stories are incredible.
5). If we may ask, what is next for you in terms of writing? Will we be seeing more adventures from Tom, Jack and Joe?
Well, as far as Tom, Jack and Joe go, you never know what is around the corner. You’ll just have to wait and see!
You can find David Stone's "The Adventures of Tom, Jack and Joe" on our website!
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