Wednesday, April 22, 2015

S is for Superheroes: A to Z blogging challenge

"A superhero novel? Really?"

That's a pretty common response when I tell people what Going Through the Change is about. Superhero novels is getting to be a pretty nifty little niche market in fiction (check out Eric Searleman's excellent blog on the topic for more information), but it's still pretty small. A lot of people say, "I didn't know that was a thing!"

I've been a comics fan my whole life and I didn't know there were such things as superhero novels until a few years ago when I met James Maxey, author of Nobody Gets the Girl, and was thereby introduced to the sub-genre.

I've since read a lot more great books in this genre. (See my posting on DIY MFA on April 24, 2015 for some of my favorites).

Writing a superhero novel about menopausal women was the most fun I've had so far as a writer. It's still fun, as I finish up the sequel and make plans for a third book. I'm so happy to be playing on this particular playground!

This posting is part of the A to Z blogging challenge, in which bloggers undertake to post every day in April, excepting Sundays, which amounts to 26 postings, one for each letter of the alphabet--preferably along a theme. My postings will all be about my debut novel and my experiences writing it and seeing it published.

Blogging A to Z is a great opportunity to connect with some excellent bloggers and interesting people. I encourage you to check out other participating blogs, too!

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  1. Superheroes are awesome, but a lot of people think they are only the realms of comics for some reason. Seems strange to me :)
    Tasha's Thinkings | Wittegen Press | FB3X (AC)

    1. I was so happy when I found people were writing superhero novels, because I LOVE these kinds of stories, but I can't draw.

  2. My novel (which I'm trying to get published) is about superheroes too. I love the sound of yours.

    Good luck with the A to Z Challenge!
    A to Z Co-Host S. L. Hennessy