Interviewer: Rosario Sanchez
December 20, 2018–Glendale, Wis. — Author Lora Hyler will introduce science fiction/fantasy book lovers to her Superhero middle grade novel at 2 p.m. on Saturday, January 12th at Oscar winner John Ridley’s Nō Studios, 1037 W. McKinley Ave., Milwaukee, Wis.
Founder John Ridley describes the Nō Studios project as, “the desire to create a collaborative workspace and social community that offers an environment for artists and art lovers to come together.”
The Stupendous Adventures of Mighty Marty Hayes features a 12-year-old African-American superhero and a multicultural cast of friends, who work on CRISPR-Cas9 in their 7th grade advanced science classroom, and share a love of spy gadgets.
Media outlets have called The Stupendous Adventures of Mighty Marty Hayes ‘Black Panther meets Harry Potter.’ “I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to become the second author in Nō Studios Book Event Series. I greatly admire what Ridley has fostered in this creative jewel for Milwaukee and Milwaukee area artists.”
“Since my novel’s release in March 2018, I’ve toured parts of the west coast, Midwest, and east coast, and participated in the inaugural Wakandacon, held in early August in downtown Chicago,” said author Lora Hyler. “For my January 12, 2019 appearance in Milwaukee, I look forward to meeting more kids in my own backyard who love superheroes, science, spy gadgets and a bit of history, all introduced through a fast-paced adventure.”
“Middle grade readers who pick up The Stupendous Adventures of Mighty Marty Hayes expecting a one-dimensional story of a young would-be scientist/superhero will find the read exciting, stimulating, and a powerful probe of heroism’s roots and friendship’s special challenges; highly recommended as a standout tale.”- D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review
“An African-American tween uses espionage skills and superpowers in this debut middle-grade novel. Seventh-grader Marty Hayes is excited to work with the world-renowned CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing kit in science class. But things go awry…This rousing book with engaging characters should appeal to readers who enjoy adventurous superhero sagas. A thrilling tale with series potential that highlights science, spying, history, and the importance of family.
– Kirkus Review
Hyler has a publishing contract with HenschelHAUS Publishing, Inc. for a three-part middle grade series in English. For more visit: www.lorahylerauthor.com. A full event schedule for No Studios is available at: No Studios Events. If you would like to attend this event, please feel free to register for: THE JANUARY 12 BOOK EVENT AT: https://nostudios.regfox.com/lora-hyler-book-event. Lora Hyler is a resident of Glendale, Wis., a former radio news journalist, and corporate communications manager. She owns Hyler Communications, a public relations and marketing firm founded in 2001. Her goal in children’s publishing is for all children to see themselves reflected within the pages of a book. She supports the nationwide We Need Diverse Books initiative.