The Super-Duper Superhero Alphabetic Rhyming Storybook (Author Interview)

How did you come up with the title for the book?

The title is rather long and could be considered a bit of a tongue-twister; but it really captures the book’s overall theme. It’s bouncy, rhythmic and a lot of fun to read out loud just like the rest of the book.


What part or section did you have the most fun writing?

Creating the characters. There are already so many Superhero’s and creating original names and storylines was exciting. Also writing the rhymes and patterns was entertaining. Like I said above, reading them back out loud and rhyming the syllables was a lot of fun.


What inspired the idea for the book?

As a father of two boys, I spent countless hours reading to them. They loved when I read them fun, entertaining stories. My sons are now teenagers and still enjoy reading. They are my inspiration for writing this book.

However, this book was not just written for boys. There are characters for both boys and girls. I think parents will also enjoy reading this book. I used to love reading them books that would allow me to be creative with my voice or bounce the words. That is the feeling I am trying to capture with this book.  I just want to share this same bonding experience with other kids and parents.


Did anything stick out as particularly challenging when writing The Super-Duper Superhero Alphabetic Rhyming Storybook?

I made sure my kids were involved in choosing characters in this book. They have their favorite characters and storylines.  Making sure the illustrations brought this to life was extremely important to me. I wrote this book years ago and never really planned on publishing it. They encouraged me to pursue it further and I wanted to release something that was high quality.  

Additionally, one character rhyme mentions, “makes them disappear like VCR’s and beepers.” I included a picture of these items and I understand the younger generation most likely doesn’t know what these items are. But I felt this is where the parent involvement could give them a little history lesson. This was written for children, but I also included a couple learning references. For example, one character named “Kung-Fu Kangaroo” I wrote, “This marsupial has made it his mission, to dedicate his life to an ancient tradition.” I understand these words are a bit more advanced for some young readers. But some of the best entertaining books can also be educational.