Author’s Motivation by Thomas L. Hay
I was inspired to write “An Abduction Revelation” after writing and publishing my memoirs “The Comeback Kid”. After our divorce, my first wife claimed that aliens had abducted us during our marriage. I never believed her, thinking she had a few marbles loose.
However, publishing my memoirs got me thinking, “What if she was right?” She had claimed she discovered the truth by melting the aliens’ mind blocks after adapting an ascetic lifestyle. It dawned on me that if I had an alien mind block, all I had to do, to melt it, was to adapt that same lifestyle. Suddenly, “An Abduction Revelation” popped into my head, as if it were a long lost memory that had been buried deep within my subconscious. I didn’t even have to think about what I was writing. It just flowed out of me without a second thought.
The questions my readers and I ask: Is my story fact or fiction? Is it reality or imagination? Those are questions I keep asking myself over and over. Some of my life events in “An Abduction Revelation” I know are absolutely 100% true, while some other events seem to me to be too far-fetched to be true and must to be coming from my imagination. I don’t want to identify which I know to be true and which ones I question. That could be a ‘spoiler’ and we all know how much authors hate ‘spoilers’. But then again, I wonder if my imagination could actually be my reality? What a dilemma!
I suppose there are but a few who really know the truth of my story. One would be my first wife. The others would be the abductors, if in fact they really do exist.
About the Author
Thomas L. Hay, the author of An Abduction Revelation: The Comeback Kid Returns, grew up in a small mid-Western town, Clinton, Mo. He enlisted in the US Navy during the early 1960s and upon leaving the Navy worked for TWA and American Airlines. Now retired, Hay resides in Lake Waukomis, Mo with his lovely wife, Karen. If you happen to cross paths with him on April 1 be wary. He loves plotting April Fools jokes.
(Note: The following review was originally written by Michael Thal for “Books and Pals” book blog.)
An Abduction Revelation: The Comeback Kid Returns reads like a memoir. Author Thomas Hay writes about growing up in Post World War II America, love relationships, a stint in the navy, and most importantly, multiple abductions by UFOs and their alien inhabitants.
Hay’s style is chatty. His goal is to reveal all the facts of his abductions leaving it up to the reader to decide if his adventures were real, fiction, or just the product of a fertile imagination.
Throughout An Abduction Revelation Hay injects lyrics from popular songs from his youth that are supposed to describe the era of his musings. This literary device works nicely when the lyrics come at the beginning of the chapter. However, too frequently lyrics are placed in the body of the chapter wrenching the reader away from the story line.
Hay also seemed to entertain himself by injecting idiomatic expressions throughout the manuscript. (He even defines and provides a history for each one used in the book’s appendix.) At first I found these idioms amusing, but very quickly these clichés, used extensively throughout the manuscript, became annoying.
If readers are interested in a unique alien abduction novel, An Alien Abduction Revelation: The Comeback Kid Returns won’t disappoint, especially the surprise ending. However, be ready for scenes that turned out to be dreams that did very little to push the plot ahead while taking the book’s continuity off track. Consequently, plan on entering Hay’s world with an open mind.