Media

Here is a listing of Paul’s interviews on America and New Zealand media publications in the last 7 years.

Gazette.com


Feb.3,2017 by Emily Thornton/Staff Writer
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He said a “No Trespassing” sign was the start of his new career in historical fiction writing. Paul Feenstra, a New Zealand-born-turned-Long-Beach-resident, said he had returned to his native country in 2009 after more than 25 years away, after the marriage to his American wife ended and a job as a television production soundmaster came to a halt.“I literally had achieved all of my career goals,” Feenstra said. “I no longer felt the edge.”

His goal now, he said, is to become a great historical fiction writer. He’ll get a leg up on it at a 2 p.m. book-signing event this Saturday, Feb. 4, at Barnes & Noble, 6326 E. Pacific Coast Highway.

Authors Interviews

April 21, 2017 – By Fiona McVie

My interview with ‘Authorinterviews’ I was interviewed by ‘AuthorInterviews’ and given some great questions that made me think.

Name Paul W. Feenstra

Age 57

Where are you from ?

Born and raised in New Zealand, by Dutch immigrants.

A little about your self `ie your education Family life etc  

I grew up in a rural setting, with an older sister and a younger brother to torment. School never interested me much, and always felt there were more productive things I should be doing. As a result, the school principal caned me for my unscheduled absences. Made little difference.

Fiona: Tell us your latest news?

Presently I’m in the USA promoting and marketing my novels, and looking forward to June and the release of my third published historical fiction novel, ‘For Want of a Shilling’.

Fiona: When and why did you begin writing?

In 2011 I was fortunate to have seven months of pure idleness while I recovered from a full Achilles tendon rupture and subsequent surgery. During this time, I realized I had an unfulfilled dream and wanted to write books. I just needed a story. During recovery, I happened upon the story purely by accident and began researching and writing.

Fiona: When did you first consider yourself a writer?

When I saw my first novel in print, then it struck me.