Interview from my hometown newspaper

My first interview for my children’s books with The Delta Optimist.

Slowly but surely, word is getting out about the X-tails!  Below is an article that ran in the Delta Optimist on Nov. 20, 2013.  The Delta Optimist is the local newspaper from South Delta, where I grew up.  Now that the X-tails have been in all of the big newspapers, next stop is Oprah, Ellen, and of course Entertainment Tonight Canada! OK, maybe that’s stretching it, but I’m zoober-stoked to see how supportive everyone has been!  A big thanks!  Here is the article:

Author returns with first book in children’s series

Author L.A. Fielding

A former Tsawwassenite was back in town earlier this month to promote his first children’s book.

Larry Fielding, who grew up in Tsawwassen but now lives in Prince George, was at Raindance: A Festival for Indie Authors at Lansdowne Centre in Richmond to promote his book, The X-tails Snowboard at Shred Park, the first in a series of six self published children’s books that follow the antics of six best friends on their search for fun that takes them on many wild and extreme adventures.

Fielding, who writes as L.A. Fielding, grew up in Tsawwassen but left shortly after high school. After spending a year living, and snowboarding, at Mount Baker, he ended up studying forestry at the University of Northern B.C. Now settled in Prince George with his wife and two children, Fielding said the idea for the X-tails was born on the weekly drives the family would make to go snowboarding at Powder King Mountain Resort. During the two-hour drive, Fielding said, all his son would want is for him to tell stories.

His wife encouraged him to start writing them down, and the X-tails was born.

Growing up, Fielding, a professional forester, was an avid athlete and gravitated to skateboarding, biking and snowboarding. Today, he continues to pursue his love of those sports with his family. And his love of sport and adventure has come through in his children’s stories.

Fielding began work on the books two years ago and the first one has been out for about a month.

He said he is currently working on the second book in the series.

The X-tails Snowboard at ShredPark is available in e-book format for Apple devices and Kindles through iBooks and Amazon. Hard and soft cover versions of the book can also be found on Amazon.

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