Just when you thought there were enough super hero stories we made another one… But the Teleporter is different, it faces many of the issues this world has and fights them all with a sprinkle of self-reflection comedy.
Are you in need of some laughs with your superhero? Perhaps The Teleporter is the perfect superhero for you. To help get us up to speed on this new superhero, Lee Hall, author of ‘The Teleporter’, has set aside a little time to chat. With every superhero there’s always a genesis story, so Lee can you take us back to the beginning, and share how first flashes of ‘The Teleporter’ came to life?
The Teleporter began life as a stick figure animation made via Windows Movie Maker and MS paint (yep that long ago), eventually the story gained more detail and became a novel.
Ahh, the simpler times of Windoes Movie Maker and MS Paint, I think I’d almost forgotten them. Even as stick figures these characters must have had some personality for you to continue working with them over such a long period of time. Looking back, do you remember how these characters were created?
Through sheer will to create something different. And of course at least one element of each character is buried somewhere in my personality or conscious.
Do you think that they also carry some of your life experiences along with those little chunks of your personality?
Yes, plenty from my minimal success in book publishing to the many drunken nights I have come to regret.
And when you combined your characters with a dash of your own experiences and a large helping of fiction, what is the piviotal point that you hope readers take from their experience reading this novel?
All power should be used responsibly.
Power is a responsbility to be used wisely. What wisdom have you developed while crafting a book that focuses on the ideas of power, superheroes and of course some great laughs?
Comedy is incredibly difficult to get right, I still don’t know if I’ve got the Teleporter right… I shall let the reader decide.
I’m sure you’ve got some funny muscles well refined. Let’s test them out with this question, why is a square meal served on round plates?
Because a round meal comes in a square box (pizza).
*Laughs* Okay, I laughed, but I can be an easy one to win over! Is winning over the reader something that you are keeping in mind as you write, or do you tend to focus your thoughts on something else, and if so where does your mind keep returning to?
The reader and how I can immerse them in the world I am building with words.
With this book now completed, can you look back and see a clear progression around your author voice and world building skills?
I would like to think so, after the thousands of hours I have put in any way. That’s something for the reader to decide.
I’m sure those hours haven’t been in vain! With so many hours dedicated to writing, I’m sure there must be some level of enjoyment there, otherwise, you wouldn’t keep coming back, but would you say that you find the act of writing energizing, or exhausting?
Somewhere between. Drafting sucks the life out of you whilst editing fuels the soul of creativity.
You can’t let that creativity fuel get low, so I hope that you’re spending a few hours dedicated to editing a new writing project. Are there any new projects that you can share with the readers today to reassure them that they can continue reading your work once they’ve finished with ‘The Teleporter’?
I am always writing something. At the moment I am putting together my second stage play.
A stage play sounds like fantastic fun and a world away from novel writing! Have you taken any steps to draw your various projects together under a single author brand so your readers can easily follow your work?
I am constantly building my own brand on social media, whether it is through blogging, Instagram, Facebook or Twitter, you’ll catch me on one, nearly every day.
I’ll see if I can catch you on there later today! Lee, thanks so much for sharing a sneak peek into the mind and world of one of the newest superheroes on the block, and I’m sure both myself and the audience will be keenly watching to see the heroic future of ‘The Teleporter’.
Excited to read the book we discussed today? Find it here on Amazon: ‘The Teleporter ( ASIN: B07CKFXDP4 )‘.
Want to find out more about Lee Hall? Connect here!