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T.C. Solomon Author Interview

A Field Within follows a struggling emergency physician who uncovers a medical mystery that could alter the future of medicine. What was the inspiration for the setup of your story?

I’m an emergency physician, and the book initially grew from my journal of ER stories. I also have a background in medical ethics, and I wanted to create a complicated scenario where a family was forced to care for their own loved one while navigating the moral ramifications of a new metaphysical discovery. 

Kevin endures trauma growing up, and it impacts who he becomes as an adult. What were some driving ideals behind your character’s development?

At the beginning of the story, Kevin has faced a series of personal and professional setbacks, which cause him to doubt himself and his instincts. Driven by a fear of failure and preoccupied with controlling others, he’s stuck in his roles of being a son, a husband, and a father, and he’s failing at all three. His spiritual growth progresses when he realizes the best way to manage the chaos around him is to turn inward and care for his needs first, and only then can he be the best version of himself. At his core, he’s a humanist and tries to lead an altruistic life.

What were some themes that were important for you to explore in this book?

At the core of this book is a hero’s journey of courage, acceptance, and love. It also showcases the dire consequences of controlling others, especially our children.

What is the next book that you are working on, and when will it be available?

I’m flirting with the idea of a sequel to this book. I’ll have to keep you posted. 🙂

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Kevin Bishop knows chaos. It stares him in the face every day. He’s an emergency physician, like his renowned father, and he’s trained to help people through their darkest hours.

But something’s changed. Kevin’s losing pieces of himself. He’s losing control.

In search of a new start, he returns to Long Grove, Illinois, his childhood town, only to find that chaos has followed him. A shocking accident forces his family to deal with unexpected consequences that tests their capacity to heal to the limit.

The Bishops are thrown into an abyss, and must find a way to the light. But what they discover when they do is so powerful it will either change the future of medicine or destroy them completely.

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A Field Within

A Field Within by T.C. Solomon starts out with readers meeting Kevin. He is an emergency physician that is looking for a change in his life. He has recently changed jobs to start working in a different hospital, hoping for a fresh start. He loves his job and values his career but wants to break away from the chaos that has consumed his life.

He has a college-age son, Alex, who is away following in his father and grandfather’s footsteps attending medical school. Alex works at a hospital with Kevin’s dad Greg. He learns from him about the ins and outs of working in the medical field. Things aren’t always great for Kevin, especially with his ex Susan, Alex’s mother. However, he does do his best to try and co-parent with her. Things fall start falling apart rapidly, though, when Alex has an accident. Soon there is a mystery revolving around his recovery. That’s when readers meet the test subjects. From here, clues about the work these doctors are doing and what is actually happening in the hospital start to be revealed.

I really enjoyed this book! It had everything in it, from love to mystery and from compassion to a dramatic plot twist. T.C. Solomon excels at character development. The character of Alex is dynamic and will have readers loving him one page, hating him the next, and back again. Kevin was sweet throughout the book, and I liked him with Grace. I really love reading about the test subjects the most. With so many exciting characters, readers will find someone to connect with.

A Field Within is a thrilling psychological medical novel filled with suspense and mystery. Readers will be drawn into the story through the well-written characters and be on edge from the opening pages as the mystery unfolds. With characters that readers will love and hate and a medical mystery that could alter the future, this is one thriller not to miss.

Pages: 285 | ASIN : B0BPQX2QYS

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