Thursday, May 12, 2011

Character Interview: Clinton Buchanan from The Legend of Sasquatch

BB: Tell us your name and a little bit about yourself.

CB: My name is Clinton Buchanan. That’s “Buck Hannon,” not “Bew Cannon.” You may call me Clint or Sasquatch. You probably thought that the book was about a big, hairy forest creature, but no—it’s about me. I’m big, but I’m not very hairy and don’t live in the forest. I’d like to meet that other Sasquatch, though. He might be able to give me a run for my money in a fight. No one else presents much of a challenge.

BB: What role do you play in your book?

CB: Well, I’m the hero, of course! I’m big and strong, and I can kick anyone’s tail. I’m good-looking, and I’m smart and funny, too. No one else could carry this story. I mean, there are some great guys and gals in this book, but I clearly stand above the rest, figuratively and literally.

BB: How did you meet your author?

CB: Don’t tell anyone, but we’re kind of related. I could tell you more, but then I’d have to kill you.

BB: Do you get along with your author?

CB: Sure, most of the time we get along great. I’ve only had to slap him around a couple times.

BB: Is this your first role in a publication?

CB: Yes, and I think I did a great job for a virgin. You’ll probably be seeing lots of me for a while, assuming ol’ Will doesn’t get a wild hair and decide to kill me off or something. If I get a notion he’s even thinking of something like that, we’ll just have to have us a little come-to-Jesus meeting. He’s a pretty big dude, but he’s old and gimped up. He knows I can take him.

BB: Do you plan on returning in other books?

CB: Yes, and hopefully pretty soon, maybe before the summer is out. Word has it that Will has finished the writing, but he’s apparently bogged down with the edits. I’ve offered to help, but he doesn’t take criticism well.

BB: Do you like how you were written?

CB: Well, I think that Will could have made me a little better-looking, bigger, and smarter, and I’d like to have a little more action in the sack. About the only thing he got right is the ego. That’s pretty much spot-on, but overall, I guess I can’t complain too much. At least I was the baddest dude in the book.

BB: What is the most interesting thing that happened to you in this book?

CB: Well, let’s see. I got to ride a motorcycle really fast. I got shot. I got stabbed. Someone tried to separate my head from my shoulders with a Louisville Slugger, and I had some really great sex with a beautiful multiracial gal. Which is most interesting to you?

BB: Who is your favorite character in your book, besides yourself? Why?

CB: I can’t pick only one. My favorite characters are my parents, Lucy and Doug. I can’t tell you why, or I’ll start to cry and blow my image as the toughest dude on the planet. There are a lot of great characters, though. The characters drive the story, and if you’re someone who loves great characters, you owe it to yourself to get acquainted with my family and friends.

BB: Is there anything we should know about you that we haven't been told in your book?

CB: My middle name is Beauregard. I’m not joking, so quit laughing or I’ll slap you silly.

BB: How do you feel about the way your story ended?

CB: Frankly, I thought it kind of sucked, but I can’t say more without spoilers. You’ll just have to read it and find out for yourself why I say that.

BB: Thanks for your time. I promise we will read your story as long as you promise not to slap us silly. For more information on Clinton Buchanan, check out The Legend of Sasquatch by William T. Prince.

Book Description: In this action-packed character novel, Sasquatch is not the mythical creature rumored to haunt the forests of North America. He is a young Texan named Clint Buchanan (pronounced "Buck Hannon") who prowls the streets of Dallas in the late 1970s. Clint seems to have it all--size, strength, intelligence, personality, looks, and any woman he wants. Unfortunately a combination of bad choices and bad luck has tragic results. Join this behemoth as he faces the life-changing and character-defining events of his late adolescence with a colorful supporting cast that includes devoted buddies Milton, Tom, and Hulk.

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