Guest Blog: Stacey Nash
The other Type of Super Hero
I love superheroes more than the next person. My house is full of tiny action figures and my DVD case chock-full of DC and Marvel movies. But recently, I was watching my cat stalk a bird in the backyard. The unsuspecting little peewee was having a joyous time hopping around the base of our tree without a clue that Elvis (yes kitty’s named after The King) was sneaking up on him. I could practically feel the gloating attitude rolling off Elvis. But there was no way I was going to allow him to kill that poor bird, so I shoved my cold feet into my shoes, but before I could make it out the door, out of nowhere another peewee swooped my cat. With his wings flapping like he thought they’d scare the cat three times his size, and no regard for his own life, the bird came down right on top of that little cat’s head. The ruckus he put up was amazing, And unrelenting. It only took a few seconds before Elvis was high tailing it back toward me with his ears flat and tail swishing side to side.
I think that little peewee was maybe a superhero in disguise.
He didn’t have any special abilities or any powerful weapons, yet he took on a creature far superior in size and strength in order to save his little friend. And he won. Just like all those superheroes sitting on the shelf of my bookcase, the little dude was a hero.
I’ve written characters much the same. Sure some have the stuff of supes. But some don’t have anything special that makes them heroes. Just there own tenacity that they won’t let anything or anyone stand in their way. When they need to fight for those they love, they give it their all. We won’t talk about the ones who have some super cool tech at their disposal which is almost superhero-like — pendant of invisibility, teleportation, mind speaking devices — we’ll forget about those for now, because even if that character didn’t have access to this she’d still be right there fighting just like that little bird.
There are lots of people like that too.
So I guess what I’m trying to say is that people don’t need earth-crushing strength or x-ray vision to be superheroes. Sometimes the everyday can bring out the superhero in anyone.
Collective Series, book 1 by Stacey Nash
Anamae is drawn into a world which shatters everything she knew to be true.
Since her mother vanished nine years ago, Anamae and her father have shared a quiet life. But when Anamae discovers a brooch identical to her mother's favorite pendant, she unknowingly invites a slew of trouble into their world. They're not just jewellery, they're part of a highly developed technology capable of cloaking the human form. Triggering the jewellery's power attracts the attention of a secret society determined to confiscate the device - and silence everyone who is aware of its existence. Anamae knows too much, and now she's Enemy Number One. She's forced to leave her father behind when she's taken in by a group determined to keep her safe. Here Anamae searches for answers about this hidden world. With her father kidnapped and her own life on the line, Anamae must decide if saving her dad is worth risking her new friends' lives. No matter what she does, somebody is going to get hurt.
Release Date: August 1, 2014
Stacey Nash writes adventure filled stories for Young Adults in the Science Fiction and Fantasy genres. She loves to read and write books that have a lot of adventure, a good dose of danger, a smattering of romance, and KISSING! Hailing from the Hunter Valley in New South Wales, she loves nothing more than immersing herself in the beauty and culture of the local area.
Author of the Collective Series; Forget Me Not and Remember Me.
Author Website: www.stacey-nash.com