Interview with P. H. Solomon

What is your e-reading device of choice?
Nook, Adobe Digital Editions & Nook for Web - the latter because I recently broke the Nook.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Email lists, blog & Twitter so far.
Describe your desk
My desk is wherever my laptop is - sort of "have gun, will travel".
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up mainly in Alabama but lived for a short time each in Oregon and Michigan as well as travelled in between. I think the travel gave me a view of the country that expands my imagination in regard to world-building as a fantasy writer.
When did you first start writing?
I've been writing off and on for thirty years but I've been increasingly more committed over the last four years and especially the last few months.
What's the story behind your latest book?
The current e-book is a short story about a young woman name Coryss who is overwhelmed by her enemies. She's willing to do something about dire circumstances but has no power to overcome three murderous witches. She needs help but will she accept it and will it do anything for her?

My book, The Bow of Destiny is due out this fall. Here's the long description:
Athson the Archer has seen things that aren't there and suffered fits since being tragically orphaned as a child at the hands of trolls and Kregen the wizard. When a strange inheritance comes into his possession he's not quite sure it is real. But the trolls that soon pursue him are all too real and dangerous. And when the mystic Withling, Hastra, drags him into a quest for the mysterious Bow of Hart, Athson isn't always sure what's real and who his enemies are. With the wizard Kregen and his master the hidden dragon, Magdronu, involved Athson must face not only threats but his grasp on reality and the reasons behind his tragic past.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
The constant flow of creative ideas that I have which translate into stories. With my current level of commitment to writing I am thoroughly enjoying myself
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Smashwords has made it easy for me to create a product to share with the public. I truly hope to grow with this service over the next few years.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
When a creative project is completed and shared.
What are you working on next?
The Bow of Destiny is due to be released in the Fall of 2014:
Athson the Archer has seen things that aren't there and suffered fits since being tragically orphaned as a child at the hands of trolls and Kregen the wizard. When a strange inheritance comes into his possession he's not quite sure it is real. But the trolls that soon pursue him are all too real and dangerous. And when the mystic Withling, Hastra, drags him into a quest for the mysterious Bow of Hart, Athson isn't always sure what's real and who his enemies are. With the wizard Kregen and his master the hidden dragon, Magdronu, involved Athson must face not only threats but his grasp on reality and the reasons behind his tragic past.
Who are your favorite authors?
Tolkien, Lewis, Le Guin, McKillip, Jordan, Le Carre to name a few.
Published 2014-06-24.
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Books by This Author

The Bow of Hart Saga: Complete Series Books 1-3
Series: The Bow of Hart Saga, Boxed Set. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 285,440. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Haunted by his past. Hunted in the present. Uncertain what is real. This unique epic fantasy will keep you turning pages as Athson discovers his destiny is both inconvenient and unavoidable. Athson is drawn into a quest for the concealed Bow of Hart. But Athson isn't always sure what's real and who his enemies are. Pick up the first book of The Bow of Hart Saga because it's "quietly addictive."
What Is Needed
Series: The Bow of Hart Saga, 0.2. Price: Free! Words: 14,860. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
(4.00)
Hastra begins having visions of the destruction the mystic Withling order of which she is a member. Without any guidance, she investigates who the source of the danger may be. But how much time does she have and who should she trust with her visions?
Trading Knives
Series: The Bow of Hart Saga, 0.1. Price: Free! Words: 11,610. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(5.00)
When Corgren's life hangs in the balance will he choose to server a mysterious stranger and gain power for revenge? This short story is a prequel to the upcoming title, The Bow of Destiny and contains a sample chapter from the novel.