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I am moving my website over to DionneLeeNelson.blogspot.com.Thats why everything looks so choppy and disorganized. But I am working on it now and it'll soon be up and running
My newest novel, Grandelyn has so much meaning to me. The main character Ariyah and her people/warriors, the Grandenites are so inspirational to me and I hope it'll be to anyone who reads it. Grandelyn and the Grandenites are slightly different because people are used to seeing warriors as fit, muscular, handsome, gorgeous etc. But with the Grandenites, they are a heavyset, overweight group of people, that in today's time would just be seen as a land of fat people. But Ariyah and the Grandenites are more than that. Yes, they are "overweight" but they are not lazy, somber, clown-like bafoons; that typically people like to think of when referencing or portraying "fat" people. They are fit, hard-working, skilled fighters and highly respected warriors. They are smart, clever and though they were once an enslaved group of people, they worked and fought hard to get out of a terrible situation. I despise the way the media and people in general look at overweight people. We are seen as the clown, the pathetic "can't get a date" loser, the lazy and worthless, and with the publication of Grandelyn I hope to change those perceptions. With Grandelyn we will a a new definition of PHAT people. We Rock!