Indie Author Spotlight – Angela Norton Tyler and “Queen Mother”

Indie Author Spotlight – Angela Norton Tyler and “Queen Mother”

I’ve got another great indie author for you to meet this morning.  Say hello to Angela Norton Tyler!


And here’s a little more about her:

Who is your favorite author? 

My sister- Meredith Norton. She passed away a year ago, but she lives through her book, Lopsided.

How do you describe your writing style? 

What writing style? I am all over the place with genres, schedules, etc.!

Use no more than two sentences. Why should we read your book? 

You will be uplifted. Your outlook on a horrible event will be forever changed.

Have any of your characters been modeled after yourself? 

I’d like to think that I am as resilient as Nala, the Queen Mother, but I am probably just flattering myself. I am, however, VERY familiar with loving someone and not being able to reach them literally and figuratively.

If you could exchange lives with any of your characters for a day which character would you choose and why? 

I would be Brownie, the eight and three-quarter years old heroine from my latest work, Princess Brownie of Terraria: The Secret Poem. She is a princess and lives in a terrarium! Can you imagine how cool that would be?

What books have most influenced your life? 

Their Eyes Were Watching God

Memoirs of A Geisha

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

If you could select one book that you could rewrite and add your own unique twist on, which book would that be and why? 

Bastard Out of Carolina. That ending is absolutely unforgivable.

Beatles or Monkees? Why? 

Monkees. I watched the TV show after school, and they seemed so silly. I have no real recollection of the Beatles.

Who should play you in a film of your life?

Angela Basset


You can follow Angela at her website and on Twitter and you can also email her.

And here’s here book, QUEEN MOTHER:


Slavery is a tragedy that continues to haunt us. Consider the millions of Africans that did not even reach the Americas but died during the horrors of the Middle Passage. The world has yet to recover from the loss of two million souls, three million loved ones gone forever, four million lives brought to a final and violent end.

Was the Middle Passage their last journey? 

Imagine that not all of those counted as dead are truly gone. 

Imagine that some of the bravest found freedom in a paradise beneath the ocean and joined others who chose to die rather than suffer through slavery.

Imagine that they sent us a King.

Queen Mother is the adventure of Nala, an orphaned African whose search for romance and relevance takes her from slavery and the Middle Passage to wisdom and royalty in The Kingdom.


Nala, a young African woman orphaned half her life, has been treated more like servant than a beloved member of her uncle’s family. Nala dreams of true love and a life free from her cousin Shazila’s constant demands and bullying. After a magical night of romance with Prince Adomi, the future King of Swaziland, Nala becomes pregnant. When she hears of a prophesy foretelling that either she or Shazila will be Queen Mother, Nala knows that she is the Chosen One. The problem? Adomi intends to marry Shazila. Determined to tell Adomi that she is carrying his child and that he has chosen the wrong bride, Nala sneaks away from her village.


Nala falls into the clutches of Red Beard, a brutal slave catcher who subjects her to nights of degradation and days of non-stop walking. After a harrowing, months-long journey, Red Beard eventually sells Nala onto a slave ship headed to America. After learning that she and her child will never reach Adomi, Nala jumps ship.


Nala arrives at The Kingdom, a paradise beneath the ocean filled with others who chose death above slavery. Nala’s child, Matai, is born and lauded as King. Wise friends arrive to teach Matai The Seven Lessons to prepare him to someday leave The Kingdom and begin his own epic journey.

Will Nala, now Queen Mother, allow Matai to leave The Kingdom so that he can save his ancestral home and assume his rightful place as King?

This adventure written by African American author Angela Norton Tyler blends historical fiction with a touch of fantasy. Adults and teens will fall in love with Nala and Matai and will benefit from the life lessons taught by the wise teachers of The Kingdom. Queen Mother gives us a proud alternative history and an exciting, hopeful future.

Let Queen Mother Inform, Entertain and Transform You!

QUEEN MOTHER is available on Amazon, right now!  Just go to:

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