minority audience. Although probably with his, it’s trying to appeal to a more ofa majority audience, but it doesn’t essentially because it doesn’t crack themould of that genre. So I’m trying to crack that mould, and I’m trying to say,‘Hey, we can write with black heroes that do and have the same kinds ofexperience that white heroes have.’ But, but with a difference, because theycan never be the white heroes. So they can never be mainstream society, sothey have to come in at a tangent.J: But it could be read by mainstream.S: And it’s intended for mainstream, or yeah absolutely mainstream, and amainstream audience. But they’re coming in at a tangent.So you couldn’t really have a black hero like Alex Rider being recruited by aspy team to go off and do missions that required a white hero to do them. Soessentially, by the very nature that you’re choosing a black hero, you kind ofhave to construct a series of adventures that, that it would be possible for thathero to have.J: So that’s why they’re based on, sort of, African conspiracy-type…S: Well not really, no no no, not really, no. That comes because, that’s leftoverfrom the other bit of the genre. There was this kind of whole idea that youcould only have, black heroes could only be involved in like, black issuenovels. And so that you appealed to this minority audience really, that wantedblack issue novels, which had black protagonists. How can I tweak this, andhow can I play around with this, and how can I deliver that, and yet delivermore than that? So I was thinking, okay, fine, you have a black hero, you takea black hero, and then you, you send them out to do a kind of mainstreamadventure, action-adventure, thriller plotline, okay. With things that affecteverybody, whether they’re white or black, whether they’re coming from theWest or the underdeveloped, or less developed countries. But then, how canyou also deliver a kind of issue, a black issue inside that? And so, yeah, that’swhat I tried to do, I just sort of tried to thread in… It’s not a black issueactually, slavery isn’t a black issue. Slavery, for example with Door, it affectedAfrican people, because they were the people who were taken as slaves, butit was run by the West, by white people. The slaves benefited the societies inAmerica and in the West. So it’s not just a black issue, it’s a black and whiteissue. So I’ve tried to kind of take black and white issues, that have two sides,two facets. And then have a backstory that shows one angle and a front storythat shows another angle, and then, so you kind of deliver something forevery audience. Is that clear?J: Yeah, that makes sense. I remember a few years ago having aconversation with you and you said that you wanted to write a book that youwould have wanted your children to be able to read. That when your childrenwere of the age that they were reading children’s books, especially your son,that there wasn’t really anything available, in terms of having a boy hero in abook, who was black, that would appeal, where he could see himself andidentify with the… and that that’s why you wanted to write this sort of book.