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The Kindness of Strangers

WritingWe are strangers to one another, writer and reader. I am the unknown author to you who has offered you a book to entertain or inform. You are the reader seeking any number of books to satisfy your reading appetite.
I, the writer, have spent lonely hours tapping out my thoughts simply to share with anyone willing to listen through reading. I have not known you but I have thought of you as I wrote, hoping to present you something worthy of your time and – maybe – your praise.
You, the reader, have sought a book for comfort, escape, entertainment or information. You’ve worked or wept or anything in-between but now you seek something to take you away from humdrum life or build onto you understanding of the world.
Reading GroupOur time is precious, both writer and reader. The writer to squeeze time into words in a limited frame of years. The reader is willing to spend time reading but not waste time – or money – on a fruitless book.
But, we strangers do share our time in this world through books, a book written and read, thoughts shared in the impersonal, but intimate, compartment of a book. We cross paths made of words and become friends across the distance of a page yet never speak but still share what lies between the covers of a book. It is unique. It is wondrous. It is to be chosen carefully, my words and your reading. May we meet across on pages and share the gamut of all a chosen book can convey and be changed by one another in the passage of time – writing and reading – and no longer be kind strangers but comrades on the journey of our days.

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. The Bow of Destiny is his first novel-length title with more soon to come.

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Prequel short stories to The Bow of Hart Saga:

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Writing Update: Progress on An Arrow Against the Wind

I thought I’d share about my progress on An Arrow Against the Wind today. Since The Bow of Destiny was released last Fall, I’ve been at work continuing The Bow of Hart Saga. An Arrow Against the Wind went to my editor early this year though behind schedule. I’ve since received it back with many changes to make in a structural edit. I must say that my editor did a great job of inferring what the arc of this book should be in spite of my wobbly rough draft. My editor is quite good at hitting the development nail squarely on the head.

However, as noted in early April, the cover of An Arrow Against the Wind has been completed. It’s already received a number of compliments. I can only hope that the book itself lives up to the quality of the cover and exceeds the current good ratings and reviews for The Bow of Destiny.

But it’s been a very busy season full of interruptions. I had wanted to complete An Arrow Against the Wind months ago but life has intervened and my writing schedule has suffered. It’s been a busy year of change so far as my daughter is graduating high school and preparing for college. We’ve spent quite a lot of time working on scholarship applications as well as those for college. Additionally, my work schedule has been much busier, leaving me with less energy to bring to writing than I wished.

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TypingHowever, the dust appears to be settling and my mind turns back to my project and all that it needs for the next round of editing. I hope to do complete this rather heavy round of editing soon enough to get the book to my editor for more work and then complete it for release this Fall. While it’s with the editor, I hope to complete the rough draft of The White Arrow but I’ll share about that project another time.

Additionally, I do hope to complete work on an anthology of completed short stories though some of these need some work yet. It should be a busy summer of writing but I hope it will end in some solid progress as I know a number of readers have expressed avid expectation to read An Arrow Against the Wind. I can only say please excuse my delays and I hope to oblige readers as soon as possible with the last two editions of The Bow of Hart Saga. I’ll post more definite release plans as the summer progresses as well as events for The Bow of Destiny and maybe the release of the short story anthology. Who knows, I may have time to get in another short story about the series as well.

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. The Bow of Destiny is his first novel-length title with more soon to come.

Book 1 of The Bow of Hart Saga: The Bow of Destiny can be found at these online retailers: Barnes & Noble, KoboiBooksAmazon – Kindle & Smashwords. See the book trailer.

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Prequel short stories to The Bow of Hart Saga:

Trading KnivesKobo, iBooks & Barnes & NobleSmashwords & Amazon

What Is Needed Barnes & Noble, Kobo, iBooks, Smashwords & Amazon

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Bookmarks for The Bow of Destiny!

I just received these today and thought I’d share them here! Bookmarks for The Bow of Destiny and hot off the press too! I’m sending some out to be displayed at a booth at the L.A. Time Book Convention in a few weeks. Feel free to share!

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Book 1 of The Bow of Hart Saga: The Bow of Destiny can be found at these online retailers: Barnes & Noble, KoboiBooksAmazon – Kindle & Smashwords. See the book trailer.

Prequel short stories to The Bow of Hart Saga:

Trading KnivesKobo, iBooks & Barnes & NobleSmashwords & Amazon

What Is Needed Barnes & Noble, Kobo, iBooks, Smashwords & Amazon