Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Superhero Grandmothers as a Source of Writing Inspiration

May 14, 2019

I woke up this morning with a smile on my face because I realized that the day held the potential of untapped resources for happiness. After I stumbled out of bed, I poured myself a cup of ambition, coffee, and made my way to the balcony and watched the waves splash onto the sugar white sand beach. Three pelicans flew over just as a dolphin jumped out the water. Yep, I am a person who loves the beach and I love to write at the beach.

I came up here for Mother's Day weekend with my mother to relax and spend time with her. We have done absolutely nothing but eat, sleep, read, and rest which was exactly what we came to do. I will always cherish this time with her.

Speaking of Mothers and grandmothers, the author who I am going to introduce you to has written an interesting book about a grandmother. It's not what you are thinking at all because according to Lewis, "This book is a tribute to all grandmothers." You'll see why. "Madam Rhino: Troubled Waters" by Chris Lewis is about a grandmother, but not just any grandmother. This grandmother is a superhero crime-fighting granny who has developed superpowers. This book has all the potential in the world for a very interesting read. You can find out more about Chris Lewis and her book in the following interview. The best part is that starting on May 19th - May 31, 2019, the book will be on sale for .99. You can't beat that price for a quick guilty read.


BUY NOW - Amazon.com link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07RBBYSVC

GOES ON SALE MAY 19 - 31, 2019 FOR .99`

What was the very first romance novel you read? The last one I wrote was my mother’s; in general, I don’t.

What inspired you to author this book? There were no older superheroes of color during the time I wrote this book. Think about it, this was the time before "Black Panther,:

Where did you get the inspiration for your book’s cover? It is a standalone book, but there is a theme of the heroine with a background relating to the subject matter - ish.

Who has been the biggest influence on you personally and as a writer? I enjoy Ronald Dahl, and Stephen King

What were your struggles or obstacles you had to overcome to get this book written? Credibility and sensitivity when writing about an older lady, I wanted to be respectful. The fight scenes were difficult at first and also wanted to give science credibility.

Tell your readers about your book.

Angela is elegant and brilliant, on the surface she has it all, but in reality, her world is complex, but one she would never give up – a secret agent, a grandmother, and a superhero. She is elegant, feisty, in her eighties and works hard to keep her crime-fighting alter egos from her family. On the outside, she may look like a frail old woman, but on the inside, Angela is a skilled fighter with a brilliant scientific mind and… Madam Rhino powers.
In this second book, her family thinks she is on one of her frequent cruise holidays', but in reality, she is on a secret mission for the 'The Bridge Club'.
In this high sea adventure, an unexpected development puts her family in danger. Find out how she juggles to keep her family safe and complete her mission.
Madam Rhino, a no-nonsense older superhero, who likes to get the job done without fuss.

Who is your target audience and why? An inspiration read, popular among the older lady.

If you were going to give one reason for anyone looking at your book to read, why should they buy it?

A guilty pleasurable quick read.

What do you consider your greatest success in life?

I am honored that someone outside my family and friends has purchased my book!

How do you overcome writer’s block?
Take time out with friends and come back later.

What one piece of advice do you have for new authors. At the end of the day, it is your story to make sure you are proud of it.



Here is a new book to watch out for by Micahela James that will be available June 7, 2019.  Have some fun and watch the trailer below and then purchase the book. This is great summertime reading. Now here is the best part, for a limited time the author is looking for Beta Focus group members who want to read her book for free, in exchange for an honest review on Amazon. If you are interested contact the author:https://dl.bookfunnel.com/kztqvhabqc . This link will take you to the Book Funnel and you will be able to download the book for free in a variety of formats. Thank you Micahela for this opportunity for my readers to start their summer reading with a freebie.



Mead’s new detective, Craig Monroe, discovers idyllic cottages, stunning countryside, and quintessential garden parties are a facade for something dark and sinister. Solving a local doctor’s murder intensifies when Mead’s inhabitants, prove to be complex, quirky and cantankerous. A veteran detective, Monroe’s unsurprised by motives of revenge, lust, and betrayal, but … There’s something bigger. Something buried so deep Craig may never uncover the truth. One thing is certain, the village is harboring many secrets. Some sad, some sordid and some decades in the making. What are the residents of Mead hiding, and how is it possible for one small village to have so many secrets? Can Detective Craig Monroe determine who killed Doctor Jude Ryland and in doing so will he discover the Secrets of Mead? The story is reminiscent of the British tv drama. 'Midsomer Murders.' A very small village with lots of suspects.