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5 Facts About Spark from The Bow of Destiny (Infographic)

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About the Author

IMG_4154-EditP. H. Solomon lives in the greater Birmingham, AL area where he strongly dislikes yard work and sanding the deck rail. However, he performs these duties to maintain a nice home for his loved ones as well as the family’s German Shepherds. In his spare time, P. H. rides herd as a Computer Whisperer on large computers called servers (harmonica not required). Additionally, he enjoys reading, running, most sports and fantasy football. Having a degree in Anthropology, he also has a wide array of more “serious” interests in addition to working regularly to hone his writing. The Bow of Destiny is his first novel-length title with more soon to come.

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The White Arrow Launch Party!

Quick Announcement:

If you’re arriving in the morning, please click over to support the Thunderclap campaign which will send out a social media blast at noon to announce the release of The White Arrow today. Thanks for your help!

UPDATE:

The Thunderclap campaign was extended a few hours to give time for more support. The minimum has been reach but any extra is helpful!

Introduction

Hello to all the visitors today! Thanks for dropping by Archer’s Aim today to celebrate the release of The White Arrow with me. There are several links you can click on to take part in the all day event. Please leave comments here or on any of the attached pages and I’ll respond. First let’s take a look at the main event:

About The White Arrow

The White Arrow is the third and concluding book of The Bow of Hart Saga. The first two books are The Bow of Destiny and An Arrow Against the Wind.

Blurb

Bound to prophecy, his destiny balanced on an arrow’s tip.

Athson has found the Bow of Hart and is being pursued by his enemies as well as haunted by both his past and his failures. But according to Hastra the Withling, the prophecy of the bow indicates Eloch will send an arrow for its use. Magdronu watches for the appearance of the arrow and sets his plans in motion to regain control of his magic. With his sights set on Auguron, the dragon sends his forces on the attack while waiting for his chance to steal both prophesied elements that stand in the way of his ultimate goal. But when the arrow arrives, it is from a most unexpected source and lands in unforeseen hands, so that events twist like an arrow in flight. Can Athson overcome his past and his failures to use the Bow of Hart as intended against Magdronu? The archer and the bow await the coming arrow…

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Today’s Festivities

Here are a list of fun events and features you can take part in all day long:

  1. Take this quiz and find out which character you are The Bow of Hart Saga. Feel free to share your results wherever you wish.
  2. Here’s the link for today’s stop on the blog tour where you can enter to win one of two $5 gift cards:

    Momma Says: To Read or Not to Read

    Mello & June

  3. I’m hosting an all day Q & A over on my Facebook page where you can ask me any question – just find the latest post on the page. I’ll be back and forth all day until about 11PM answering questions and comments.
  4. Like interacting on Goodreads? I’m there too – just click this link and leave a question on The White Arrow book page and I’ll answer as soon as I see it.
  5. Want an autograph? You can get an e-autograph with a request here on Authorgraph. You should be able to import it into your ebook copies of the entire series.

I’ll post a number of announcements and other bits of news here, Facebook and Goodreads all day long if such thing don’t come up during discussion.

News and Discussion Topics

What’s Next for Me?

I’ll share more tomorrow but I’ve been asked by a few friends what I’m doing next as a writer. I do have several more projects in the works, however, I’m going to make The Bow of Hart Saga available in print starting with The Bow of Destiny later this month. From there, I’ll try to release An Arrow Against the Wind to print during November and today’s release, The White Arrow to print December. That’s not definite yet but those are the plans. I’ll be back in a little while and share a bit more for anyone interested. Thanks to everyone who’s viewed the post so far. Feel free to leave a comment or ask a question! In the meantime, here’s the print cover for The Bow of Destiny:

 

3 Things I Learned from Spark

Spark is a character in The Bow of Hart Saga who is based on my two German Shepherds – mainly the male, Sam.  This dog has an oddity that I’ve previously shared in that he talks with his tail (click the link for an explanation). He will answer some basic questions by wagging his tail for yes and not wagging for no. Now Sam isn’t always too keen on having a conversation and, after all, he’s a dog and gets easily distracted with, say, things like food and treats. So, I don’t always get a good conversation with the dog but they sometimes turn out humorous and informative.

Sam understands quite a lot of conversation. In fact, I think I read in some recent studies that dogs can (not always) understand a lot more of what we’re saying than we think – they even process language the same way (again, feel free to check that if you like). Sam is a little older so he has some aching joints – a few questions and you can find out what ails Sam.

In fact, a few years back we were talking and asked Sam if he remembered our old cat, Becky, who died when he was just a few years old. Of course he did (tail wagged furiously). So we asked him if he wanted another cat – and he did! Sam likes cats and babies (really goes crazy about babies) almost as much as swimming!

Anyway, yesterday I was cooking in the kitchen and normally that’s not a good time to talk to Sam because he is interested in food. But, he was lying down and rather attentive so I started a conversation with him by asking a few questions. In hindsight, I really should have gotten this on video but my phone was handy and leaving probably would have meant missing the moment. Anyway, the dog was answering questions as expected, yes and no for the obvious things. Well, I some good questions popped into my head and I interviewed my real-life character. Here are three things Spark (Sam) told me yesterday:

After I asked him if he and the other dog are guard-dogs, he answered yes to both of these. Then I asked Sam if Chloe was a better guard-dog than him.

Answer: Yes!

Wow, that was an unusual answer but Sam really doesn’t have much guile so he was just answering truthfully.

After I asked the dog if he liked our new cat, Minou, and got the affirmative, I asked if he wanted the cat to go outside.

Answer: No!

Sam doesn’t want the cat to go outside? That was odd but then I suppose he would really worry about the cat.

Then I asked Sam if the cat was his pet.

Answer: Yes!

So, Sam doesn’t want his pet cat to go outside.

And there you have it, an impromptu interview with Spark about what he thinks about a few things that matter to him. These were really funny and surprising facts to learn – just like when we found out he even wanted a pet cat. Now we know our dog has a cat!

That’s all for today. Thanks for stopping by and reading about the humorous and informative little interview with the dog. Please leave your responses in the comments section and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can. Click here to read a fictional interview with Spark. And here’s a bit more about the character:

About the Author

P. H. Solomon lives in the greater Birmingham, AL area where he strongly dislikes yard work and sanding the deck rail. However, he performs these duties to maintain a nice home for his loved ones as well as the family’s German Shepherds. In his spare time, P. H. rides herd as a Computer Whisperer on large computers called servers (harmonica not required). Additionally, he enjoys reading, running, most sports and fantasy football. Having a degree in Anthropology, he also has a wide array of more “serious” interests in addition to working regularly to hone his writing. His first novel, The Bow of Destiny was named 2016 Book of the Year by Fantasia Reviews and is the first book of The Bow of Hart Saga. The sequel novel, An Arrow Against the Wind, was released in April of 2017. The third book of the series, The White Arrow, is due to be released during the Fall of 2017. P. H. Solomon also authored the award winning short story, The Black Bag, which won best published short story at SCWC 2012. P. H. is also a member of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA).