Meet the Grahams – Tales of the Dim Knight
Posted by Lisa Lickel on March 22, 2011
About the book: Mild-mannered janitor and superhero fanboy Dave Johnson gets all his wishes at once when a symbiotic alien gives him supernatural powers. But what’s he to do with them? Follow his zany adventures as he fights crime and corruption while trying to keep his family together and avoid being sued for copyright infringement.
“A truly original premise, Tales of a Dim Knight is a light-hearted escape into the world of superheroes and villains with a thoughtful twist as to what matters most in life.”
—Jill Williamson, author of By Darkness Hid
How we came up with the idea: Adam wrote the first draft of this book after we read Who Needs a Superhero? by H. Michael Brewer, which relates superheros symbolically to the gospel narrative–Superman representing Jesus, and Batman legalistic attempts by man to save themselves, and the Hulk the sin nature. We use the tropes of the superhero genre in like fashion, making the reader laugh a lot while slipping in serious points, such as real heroes aren’t caped crusaders wearing tights, but those who give sacrificially of themselves. The key spiritual theme is likewise: none are righteous, all fall short of the glory of God, and all are in need of a Savior.
Bios: Adam Graham is a multi-talented author known for his wit and poignancy. His work appears on Pajamasmedia.com, Renew America, American Daily, The Conservative Voice, Red State, and Conservatown. He also has short stories published in the anthology Light at the Edge of Darkness, and in the Laser & Sword e-zine. He is also host of the Truth and Hope Report podcast, as well as the Old Time Dragnet Radio Show, and the Old Time Superman Radio Show. Mr. Graham holds a general studies Associate of Arts degree from Flathead Valley Community College with a concentration in Journalism. He tweets at @idahoguy, @dimknight and @radiodetectives.
Andrea Graham co-authored Adam’s first novel, Tales of the Dim Knight. Her short story “Frozen Generation” also appeared in Light at the Edge of Darkness. She studied creative writing and religion at Ashland University. Visit her online at POVbootcamp.com and Ask Andrea, or follow her tweets @povbootcamp.
Adam and Andrea live with their cat, Joybell, in Boise, Idaho. They are members of several writers groups, including Lost Genre Guild and American Christian Fiction Writers. Adam is president of their local ACFW chapter, Idahope.
Co-author, Tales of the Dim Knight (Splashdown Books November 2010)
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