Love a feel-good family story, don’t you? Gotham Kitty may very well be a book readers can’t wait to finish but don’t want to end. A stand-alone with present tense writing, short (five-or-six-page) chapters, and writing in third-person point-of-view for the characters in the novel, Ann Greyson explores the imaginative world of alien races and their interaction with humans. The story follows the friendship of Gotham Kitty and Cassidy Mkama, an 11-year-old African girl, who end up on a series of adventures to break the nearly two hundred-year-old supernatural curse of the Evil Shadowy Figure on the Chagga in the region.
With anticipation, this heartwarming story of magic and imagination about a female alien with human and feline anatomy will affect readers of all ages. After capture by insectoid alien smugglers for the purpose of selling into slavery at Vlar Station, a remote trading port, Gotham Kitty escapes cell confinement when the spaceship slips into a wormhole with turbulence causing the door of the cell to open on its own while the spaceship exits the wormhole in an opposite galaxy with the planet Earth. She damages power cables before leaving in an escape pod. The alien vessel explodes and crashes in Tanzania’s Arusha National Park. Primatologist Allison Banes’ observations of black-and-white colobus monkeys interrupts with the explosion of the spaceship mid-air. Suffering from something like jet lag, Gotham Kitty crawls out of the escape pod and falls asleep as her body needs time to adjust to the change in gravity of the Earth’s atmosphere. Allison finds Gotham Kitty asleep nearby the crash site and carries her off to her silver Honda Elysion 5-door minivan taking her home with her. Dr. Banes keeps Gotham Kitty safe in her home and on some nights, she allows the catwoman, who mesmerizes by the full moon, to explore outside.
Sadly, Allison Banes falls victim to the sinister entity Evil Shadowy Figure for harboring the alien, who alongside the descendant child of the victims of the great fire of the past will end its reign of terror according to the prophecy of the Wa-Chagga, a Bantu tribe for decades an agriculturist people residing on the foothills of Mount Meru, where they grow Arabica coffee, bananas and medicinal herbs that they sell at the Moshi market. After Dr. Banes dies of a heart attack which the Evil Shadowy Figure induces, Azita Hussein, a friend of Allison Banes and medical internist at a clinic in Tanzania, discovers Allison’s journal documenting Gotham Kitty as an alien from outer space. Now Azita wants to find this alien, Gotham Kitty, who is living alone in the wild. When Cassidy, a young East African girl, sees the catwoman she tells of her sighting leading to rumors of the alien’s arrival. This gives hope to the whimsical Shaman, a Mangi chief of the Chagga, that the long-standing curse of the Evil Shadowy Figure on the Chagga tribal people due to a hundreds year old tragedy, will finally come to an end. And with the reoccurring appearance of the spirit of Sayida, a victim of the fire of 1809 whose soul is under the control of the Evil Shadowy Figure and seven-times-great-grandaunt of Laila Diwani, Cassidy’s best friend, the prophecy is at hand and the time has come for the victim’s souls to be set free.
A worthy tale of friendship that will have every reader wishing for an extraterrestrial like Gotham Kitty who they can call their own. Because she’s not going home. Gotham Kitty lives the rest of her life in peace in East Africa free from scrutiny. The heads of TANAPA, Tanzania National Parks Authority confiscates the escape pod. Months later they decipher the aircraft as the property of an insectoid alien race. So, the authorities never go after Gotham Kitty nor ever hear about her. For some months they discreetly search East Africa for an insectoid being that they never find. So, the case of the spaceship crash closes.
After the release of Gotham Kitty, other books coming of Ann Greyson’s manuscripts and novelizations of TV programs by 2025 are: Birdwatcher, The Out World, SpaceWoman, Cowgirls & Indians, The Distressed Damsel, Atlanta Penitentiary Hostage Crisis, and O Christmas Tree children’s book.