Interview with Stephen Alexander

Why did you choose superheroes as your first genre?
I wanted to write stories that I knew were not appearing in print or comic media. I've read many comics over the years, and I noticed patterns in the stories that frequently repeat themselves. These repetitious patterns got on my nerves to some degree, as I saw characters make the same decisions that they probably wouldn't if they didn't have a writer making that decision for them.

I also wanted to write stories about parts of Africa and the United States that were not well-covered by others. I felt like the places needed a light shone on them in better ways than what other comic books would have done. I don't know if I succeeded, but a few people have bought my books, so I'm doing something right.
How do you approach cover design?
I try to portray a defining or scene stealing moment from the story. For the first book, I felt like the setting sun from the end of chapter 3 truly closes out the war arc and opens the possibility of the training arc which makes up the bulk of the story.
Published 2017-03-06.
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Books by This Author

Super Prepared
Series: The Darfur 3 Saga. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 57,750. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Master Clyde and the Dafurian supers have come out of hiding, ready to train the world's supers to face the coming threat. Jamir, Soad, and Chucky must ready their friends around the world for a 4-front war against the hybrids and their masters.Can the Darfur 3 and their master get the world ready for war in time? Your many questions may have answers in part 2 of The Darfur 3 Saga!
The Cobalt Princess
Series: The Darfur 3 Saga. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 86,290. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » Superheroes
Tie in to the Darfur 3 Saga! Pilli-nina, a teenage girl flees her childhood home in search of adventure and freedom. Instead, she finds Master Clyde Irons, a rogue superhuman from Earth. He agrees to take her to Earth, for a price: Fight for freedom across Darfur and the War on Terror, or fight to save lives as his agent of change. You the reader will choose her fate.
Super Humanity
Series: The Darfur 3 Saga. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 128,160. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » Superheroes
Three superhuman warriors from South Sudan and Darfur take on their greatest challenge: training in the USA to become super heroes. Mysteries and controversies follow them to the States. Who was their trainer? Why are they really in America? Why are they so much more powerful than anyone else? The opening chapter in a six book series from novelist Stephen Alexander.