LENNOX AND BEVERLY NELSON ARE THE OWNERS AND CREATORS OF CHARMING SON PRODUCTIONS. THE NAME COMES FROM THE AUTHOR'S MOTHER, CHARMING NELSON.
LENNOX WROTE THE SCREENPLAYS OF THE BLACK NANCY TRILOGY BEFORE THE BOOKS. THE COUPLE WERE IN LOS ANGELES PREPARING TO PITCH THE SCREENPLAYS, WHEN THEIR AGENT TOOK SICK AND THE MEETINGS WERE CANCELED. WITHOUT GETTING DISCOURAGED, THE AUTHOR LOOKED AT HIS WIFE AND SAID "YOU ALWAYS SAID MY SCRIPTS READ LIKE BOOKS, SO WHAT DO WE HAVE TO DO TO MAKE SOME BOOKS?" AND THE BLACK NANCY BOOK SAGAS WERE BORN!
NOW WE ARE ADDING TO OUR COMPANY WITH FILM, PUBLIC SPEAKING, EVENT PLANNING, YOUTUBE CHANNEL: THE FULL NELSON ROADSHOW, AND EVEN A SIDE BUSINESS OF MAKING ESSENTIAL MASKS ON B-SAFEMASKS.COM.
WE'RE JUST TWO PEOPLE IN LOVE CREATING IRONS FOR OUR RETIREMENT FIRES!
WE SURE HOPE YOU TAKE THE TIME TO DROP US A LINE IN EMAIL OR ONE OF OUR SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS
LENNY & BEV
BLACK NANCY BOOK I
Black Nancy is a fast paced "histo-venture" (historical/fiction/adventure), set in coastal Georgia and Carolina during the blight of America in its infant stages. All of the antagonistic zeal is provided as Bishop the younger hunts Black Nancy and Ruby, leaving death and destruction in his wake. All the while, Black Nancy trains her daughter and sows the seeds of revolution. This adventure introduces you to characters like Abbey Copper, a good hearted, recluse, living for revenge, Bishop the younger, desperate to get Black Nancy and Ruby back, Daisy, the young, and brave, little girl that risks her life, and Bo Daddy, the knifeman and a host of other characters that will make you laugh out loud, bring you to tears, and will ignite the soul of the warrior within you.
In pre-revolutionary Georgia a secret society of wealthy plantation owners, hold vicious gladiator-style pit battles, occasionally to the death, simultaneously fulfilling their wildest and seediest fantasies. The undisputed champion of the "pit" is the beautiful, but deadly former princess of the Ashanti Empire, BLACK NANCY. Yet to meet her equal in battle, male or female, Nancy dreams of returning to Ashantiland, but keeps her plans secret to protect her young daughter, Ruby, who is also a prisoner on the Bishop Plantation. WHO IS BLACK NANCY? A PRINCESS. A WARRIOR. A LOVER. A MOTHER. A PRISONER. A CHAMPION. A TEACHER. A FUGITIVE. A FOLK HEROINE. A REVOLUTIONARY.
Black Nancy, his first novel, adapted from his original screenplay of the same title, was written to be shared with today's youth to teach them about African-American history in a way in which they can be proud.
BLACK NANCY BOOK II: RUBY RISES
This is the second book in the series and begins right where Book I left you, on the edge of your seat! An extraordinary heroine in a fast-paced adventure, Ruby Rises will keep you up late turning pages. Set in the early days of American history, it provides a glimpse into a little-known time and place: the Gullah cultures of the Sea Islands where memories of Africa were still strong. Ruby is a compelling character, a young woman with extraordinary courage and wisdom, ready to go to battle to keep her people from being overcome by evil slave owners and their minions.
The Privanteer: Book III
Lennox Nelson’s Black Nancy Book Sagas are written to present African-American history from an adventurous and unique perspective while inconspicuously weaving historical facts throughout. Stories in which its descendants can be proud and all can finally experience ‘Our story!’ Black Nancy Book III: The Privateer is an origins story, fulfilling the readers desire to discover the beginnings of the familiar characters that they’ve come to love. This third installment delivers all the raw storytelling with which the author is known, beginning with the uncommon way he captures his readers in the first scene! Nelson continues to provide the most unexpected twists in this story while developing the characters into personalities you become intensely connected. His particular technique of weaving historical facts with fictional and factual characters continues to teach and inspire young and not so young, to seek out and share their own stories!
"My purpose for writing in this genre (historical-fiction/adventure) histoventure, is to teach African-American youth about their history which began before their ancestors where brought here in chains. It's important for my readers to understand the point of view in which I write is not from a victim mentality but rather the progeny of royalty. Not everyone accepted slavery. May this book stir the inner warrior inside you.
OWN YOUR JOURNEY(tm) ~ OX