Welcome to “Let’s Get Lit!” on PureFandom.com. Here we will chat with an author about their work and their
favorite things in fandom! This edition of LGL will feature Elgon Williams to chat about his latest novel, HOMER UNDERBY!
Meg Bonney of Pure Fandom: What can you tell us about the new book?
Elgon Williams: HOMER UNDERBY is the second book of The Thuperman Trilogy, which is about two precocious kids with vivid imaginations – a boy named Will and a girl named Sandra. They love baseball, riding bikes, playing together in the park and over the course of the summer of 1988, they also have to deal with their budding superpowers.
In Book 2, while the kids are in the process of becoming amateur sleuths a secret organization called The Program abducts Sandra, intending to use her special abilities. Will escapes, running into a haunted house that conceals an inter-dimensional portal through which the boy falls, transporting him into the future to a subtropical island off the coast of Antarctica that is occupied by the last man on Earth.
That sounds awesome! Will there be more in this series?
Book 3, titled Thuperman and Cassandra should be out in the spring of 2020. It’s about to begin edits.
What writers inspire you?
I love reading authors who dare to tackle new things, push the boundaries and defy traditional genres. There are a lot of indie authors whose work I follow because they are the most inclined to take some chances.
What is your writing process like?
I begin with character profiles for the major characters and play with dialog between them. That will usually tell me a story, set the protagonist and antagonist and give me some idea about the conflicts. I go back and feather in the descriptive passages, setting scenes and such. I also add in speech and action tags where necessary.
Is there a character in the book that you relate to the most? Why?
I suppose Brent Woods is my alter ego. He has done all sorts of things I never did and would never do, but he shared a lot of roots with me. I have a lot of fictional material written about him, so in a way he’s like an imaginary friend, expect officially, I don’t talk to him when I’m alone or anything.
What TV show/movie do you geek out over?
Until recently, I haven’t watched TV for years. I’ve been binge watching shows for the last few months, though, kinda getting caught up on DC’s Arrowverse. I’m up-to-date on Stranger Things and Lucifer. I also watched Umbrella Academy and Good Omens. Anything out of the ordinary, supernatural, paranormal with a good story-line, I’ll watch it.
If you could have a superpower, what would it be?
I have a superpower. I first noticed it when I was in high school. Anytime I talked to a pretty girl I turned invisible. Not only that, she couldn’t hear me either. That has come in handy over the years.
What advice would you give to writers out there?
You are a writer because you have stories to tell. Just focus on that. Don’t pay attention to people telling you that you’re wasting your time or you’re not good enough. Writing takes a lot of time and practice. But if you’re a writer, you really don’t have a choice about writing. It’s what you do. So you may as well have fun doing it.
Where can we find your books?
Most of my books are available worldwide on Amazon and through Ingram. At the moment, Amazon has the exclusive on Homer Underby.
Thanks for reading!