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Ten Questions + 1 with Author T Bison

T Bison is the man behind the book, The Eradication. Below are the answers to the now famous, or is it “infamous” Ten Questions +1.

TbisonWhat inspired you to write The Eradication?

Insufficient brain capacity.  I had the storyline in my head, but I was just entertaining myself with it.  But once I started filling in the details, I got confused.  So, I wrote everything down.  Before I knew it, I had a book.

Is there any significance to the name/names of your main characters?

The only thing I tried to do was represent as many ethnicities as possible.  I have friends (acquaintances, actually) from all walks of life.   However, I will let you in on an inside joke to one of the names.  A friend of mine (Joe Van Harken) took too long to return my phone call one day (I’m sure it was an extremely important call).  In the book, I introduced him as a character in one sentence, and then I killed him off in the next sentence.  Don’t cross me, Joe.

During the writing process did you find yourself thinking about any of your own memories?

Yes, quite a bit.  I think that’s a very important part of the process…for anyone.

 What were some of your favorite books growing up?

I was a late bloomer, as far as reading goes.  I didn’t start reading until my mid-twenties.  I would read all things serial killer/true-crime.  I still do. 

Do you hear from fans of the book, and if you do what do they say?

They all seem to think the book is written very well.  They like my ‘style’, but I don’t know what that means.  They’re shocked by the ending.

What was the feeling like when you saw the very first printed version of your book?  

I’m not the type of person that gets excited over trivial things, but I was proud and surprised.  If someone would have told me a year ago that I would have a book for sale, I would have planned that person’s intervention.

Do you continue to write?

I will.  Like The Eradication, I have to have the story in my head before I start writing.  I’m not the ‘creative writing’ type.  But I am plotting a new story in my head.

What is the message you want people to take away from the book?

I don’t think I want the actual story to relay a message, other than possibly forming your own idea of personal justice (everyone has a different opinion).  What I would rather people get from this, is that if you use your imagination and have fun with whatever goofy hobby you have, you can accomplish an unforeseen goal.

If you could envision a future for your main character, what would it be?

A positive legacy.

Who are those in the dedication of the book, and their importance to you?

Well, I have no dedication, but I do have an acknowledgment section.  I thanked the people that read my original scrap heaps of ideas.  Their critiques helped shape the final product.  I also thanked a group of lifelong friends that encouraged me to start writing my dumb jokes down.  That little nudge into the writing world eventually lead to this book.  All of them are very important to me.  The most important.

If you had any one place in the world you could travel to for a book tour, where would that place be, and why?

If you knew me, you would be asking that question with a sarcastic tone.  I’m not the type to travel around, speaking aloud and giving autographs.  I live in the middle of the woods for a reason.  As far as traveling for the sake of traveling, I’ll go anywhere, as long as they have booze.

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Posted by on August 24, 2013 in Interview

 

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The Eradication by author T Bison

EradicationThe Eradication is a novel by author T Bison, which will get the reader asking themselves some serious questions. The main one I found myself asking was,” how would I feel?”, when I learned what drove Hayden to do what he did..

Hayden is man who saw his world turned upside down, side- ways, and every which way that is possible in one evening. You’d think it was the event you find him facing when you begin reading the book. The fact he is in front of a Judge with a record of not showing compassion and caring more about protecting those in power then the little man. It’s in this court room we get a bit of insight into what Hayden has done. Those hints do no justice to what he really does and those stories await the reader.

What drives Hayden to accomplish what he does is one horrible event he comes home to find. He comes home after a few drinks, finds the door open, and his dog cowering in the corner. He finds out why the dog is so shaken when he sees his wife’s body, yes body, on the bedroom floor. She’s been beaten to death and violated brutally by an attacker and Hayden has the misfortune of finding her.

Hayden is one of those men that many today would categorize as a conspiracy theorist. He believes government is too big, too far reaching, and that people may depend on the government to much. So it is no shock that he does not call the police first, and when it’s time to deal with the police he has his own unique way of dealing with them.  I must say that the way the character is written at this point has me routing for Hayden more and more.

T Bison does a great job of creating the character of Hayden Burns and bringing the reader into this man’s mind and his impact on others. He can be the silent type, but if you are able to connect with him, he is a true friend. This becomes clear as he helps a young man get a job with his company, and later he helps give a waitress an idea for a new career path.

The book is set in a way that the reader gets to learn about Hayden and those lives he enters. The story follows his life and at times provides more information through needed flashbacks to younger periods. These flashbacks are not cumbersome but something that helps move the story forward. It will also help the reader get more information and explain why Hayden does what he does.

What T Bison does masterfully in this book is give you the appearance that Hayden has moved on from his wife’s murder. The ability of the man to move and accept what life has given him may have you feeling so happy for the main character. You will find yourself forgetting the opening scene, or wondering what got happened put him in front of a judge.

As the true depths of what Hayden has been doing over the many years becomes revealed you will find yourself in shock. The stories elements will flash in your mind as you remember moments on how and when he may have done, what he has done. The one thing you will take from The Eradication is a well written book with developed characters. The book will seem like a quick read as you will find yourself unable to put it down, and that is a sign of a great book,

 
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Posted by on August 19, 2013 in Reviews

 

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