A. Marie Norwood
(Xlibris US, July 27, 2018)
I came to create the Leggets from a picture I’d seen at a country fair. It was this picture on the side of a big ridge fair truck with a beautiful woman on the front of it. She had dark and lovely black hair and a fair skin like a model and the best boobs and the perfect waistline and a sinister smile, but below her waist were eight black widow spider legs. I nearly freaked out! Oh boy, I imagined all sorts of stuff, and then somewhere inside my brain, I wondered what it would be like if she had kids. And so the idea of a bubbly and delightful character named Charlotte Legget was created. She wasn’t named Charlotte at first; I called her Carmyn. I didn’t really like that name, and over the course of time, I thought of a good name for a spider. Then I remembered the spider in Charlotte’s web, except this one is spiderlike human like her parents. So the Leggets came to live on the island of Sapelo with humans, and they so want to be accepted by humans. They are good spiders too.The Leggets are as normal looking as humans, but they are spiders with the desire to live in the human society and be accepted and treated equally by humans. There are a few problems in this first story with the neighbors accepting them, but they work out. It is a very delightful story with ten or eleven more tales to it.