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7 Less Common Ways to Follow P. H. Solomon

Readers can connect with me via social media and a few other ways. Here are the ones you may not know about…


I’m always thrilled when readers contact me. A couple of years back, a friend of a friend got called me on the phone to ask about getting The White Arrow and gushed about his enjoyment of The Bow of Hart Saga. I was more than happy to listen and help the caller find the book.

That call and a few emails makes me realize that not everyone knows how to find me or where the books are. Here are some ways to follow me that you may not have realized (I’ll end this post with a list of the more common social media links you may want).

Lesser Known Ways to Follow My Work

First, you can find me at my Amazon Author Page. Here you can view all my books in every format they are available (especially on the book page where you can click between e-book, paperback, hardcover, and audio). You can read my bio as well as see posts from this site ported into the page. From individual book pages on Amazon (or most any retailer where a book is available) you can usually share the book on Twitter and Facebook. Shares are always welcome. You can also follow me on Amazon by clicking the follow button on my author page. Click the link or the icon to view the page and follow.


BookBub is another site where you can find my books. It’s both a reader community where you can recommend books as well as a promotional service for authors. The site is popular among reads. Readers can also sign-up for daily email book deals and announcements of new books.


Goodreads is another reader community, but authors are also present too. Writers can post an author profile, offer giveaways, interact with readers, answer questions, and host groups. I answer questions and host a private fan group named Marston’s Station which is a place name in The Bow of Hart Saga. It’s a growing group where I’m posting first view information, news, and some little-known deals. Your invited to join, but this link is only good for 30 days so let me know if you need an updated link.


Even Less Known Ways to Follow Me

Some of these site are just not thought of enough by readers looking to follow developments from authors, but they can be engaging and helpful:

My audio publisher is Podium Audio. The books currently covered are the three full-length novels from The Bow of Hart Saga and the two prequels (Trading Knives and What Is Needed) which are only available from my newsletter sign-up. Podium also graciously provides me with an author page and a list of associated audio books. You can find logos to follow me from this page on Podium’s site.


Wattpad is more of writer development and reader site. But you can find quite a lot about a writer there too. I’ve posted some free content from some of my works and try to add some regularly. This is another place to follow where you can often find some newer content as well as samples. If you like the feel of something in development, this is a good place to visit and follow me.


Reddit is a popular social media platform with a wide range of topics. Authors are not usually too active on this site, but you can find me there and interact with me, even leave comments in groups related to Fantasy books. It can be an interesting web community.


This one is not exactly a social media, but it is very handy for e-book readers. Authorgraph allows you to request digital autographs you can place inside an e-book. Instructions are included and you can ask for the autograph at any time. This is especially good for me since I don’t get to book conventions (maybe sometime soon) so it’s a good way to hand out autographs. If you request one, please share the link on social media so others will know about it.


The Usual Ways to Connect:

As promised, here are the more common ways to connect with me. Of course, you are welcome to connect via this site and leave comments too:

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ODR Character Spotlight: A Wish and a Prayer

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Wishton Ackford is the narrator of The Order of the Dark Rose. His perspective regarding his adventures and investigations with his business partner, Manny, are important to the book. Let’s take a look at his character.

Wish is an unemployed copywriter, not a fighter, and certainly not a mage. In his world, not only is magic real, it is commonplace and used as technology. However he is often dismayed or unsettled by events involving magic. Such encounters as these are the unusual for him in his experiences because magic is more than technology and there are those willing to use it for nefarious purposes.

As a neophyte sidekick, Wish is not really that experienced with magic, nor does he have any practical knowledge. His understanding of magic is mainly informed by common technology. As such, he’s grown up with magic but really doesn’t know that much about it. Correlating back to reality, one may drive a car but know little of it’s technology. The same is true of electricity or computers. Deep knowledge isn’t required to make use of a car, electricity or computers and such is the case with Wish and magical technology.

Wish is very uncomfortable with spells and such being used around him because he doesn’t know what will happen. For this reason, he is often checking for his own magical weapon which doesn’t require any magical knowledge to use: a fleer gun.

This weapon, which operates off of a magical cell like most such technology in the book, provides Wish a fighting chance against powerful magic users. It is an equalizer for him, but only in a limited sense. An attacker or someone who intends harm can easily use other forms of magic on him such as a hex, dangerous elemental spells, and even charms. Because of this possibility, Wish often experiences a lot of anxiety in situations that could – or do – escalate into some sort of confrontation.

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Wish isn’t religious, but Manny is. However, the frequently awkward and dangerous situations in which Wish finds himself leaves him considering a prayer to get himself through difficulties.

Manny is well-educated about the use of magic. Wish can easily be caught off-balance by all kinds of spells and various forms of magic. A wand pointed at someone is like pointing a gun for you and I, except anything can happen.

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Investigations with Manny are not easy since Wish finds his business partner rather opaque as a tangential thinker. Their cases are even more fraught with uncertainty since they are usually after someone who has broken the law or is willing to do so. Fighting is not Wish’s forte so he’s often tense, anticipating negative events because he never knows what’s going to happen.

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Wish is kind of a Dr. Watson-like character, except he isn’t a veteran and he’s only trained as a writer, not a doctor. He learns some skills pertaining to the nature of magical investigations as the book progresses, but he’s still often off-balance while working from his wits and the slim experience he gains over the course of the book. His anxiety remains, and even builds, compounded by the growing understanding that his partner may well be the target of an unknown mastermind-nemesis.

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Wish increasingly finds himself caught up in events well beyond his abilities. His main resources are Manny and his experience as well as his Fleer gun. It all makes for a character observing events from a skewed perspective, caught between the fear of being penniless or dead, maybe worse if he ends up cursed like Manny.

I hope that lends a bit of insight into the narrator of The Order of the Dark Rose. You can find out more about the book on its page or click to any of the listed retail sites during this post.

Look for more posts like this one in the near future as I progress with the next volume in The Cursed Mage Case Files, The Unseen Hand.

Thanks for visiting today and reading about the book. Please leave your thoughts and questions in the comments and I will get back to you as soon as possible. Also, please share this post or re-blog it with your friends. If you have a copy of The Order of the Dark Rose, please leave a rating or review with your favorite retailer as well as such sites as BookBub and Goodreads (you can find links to the books by clicking to the site page linked or my logo image just below here).

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