About the Author:
Stewart Hoffman is a web developer, a world traveler, and a story teller. A reader (science fiction mostly) and a film fanatic armed with his own blog. A Whovian and a Trekkie, and a fan of the unaltered original trilogy. He also knows the answer to the ultimate question!
About the Book:
The Bug Boys was a story idea I had back in 2006 while I was at my local movie theater watching, Superman Returns. I thought to myself, if I were to create a superhero, what powers would he or she have? How would they get those powers? How would they use them? And how would that work in the real world?
So I had some basic ideas, which I left to mature in the darkest recesses of my twisted mind for over a decade! Over the years I occasionally thought about my book project, as new ideas came to mind. It wasn’t until March 2015 that I decided to get off my posterior and put fingers to keyboard.
I signed up for two writers critique groups as I wanted each chapter I wrote to be vetted by published authors. This was my first novel after all, so it was helpful to know I was on course to produce something worth reading.
A little over a year later, the first draft of The Bug Boys was complete, so it was time to edit. Typos were hunted down with extreme prejudice (they’re like roaches), and several beta readers were employed to read and review my manuscript. My novel was then evaluated by iUniverse publishers, and put through an editorial review. This led to more edits before I hired a professional copy editor to apply that final polish before publication. I guess what I’m saying is—you can trust I have done everything possible within my meager budget to make sure this is a professionally written bookshelf worthy book.
It was designed to be a fantastical superhero science fiction story, grounded in a South Yorkshire village in the United Kingdom; blue-collar meets comic book action or, Coronation street meets Spider-man! A unique twist on the superhero origin story, loaded with plenty of surprises.