Hello once again!! I hope you have all had an enjoyable, blessed week! (:

First off, today’s my birthday!! I have been waiting for this day for so many years… I am officially old enough to order merchandise off of the commercials on TV!! YES!!

So, that was completely random. Though, on that random note, I will tell you briefly how my week has gone. First off, my puppy has been monopolizing my time, making it rather difficult to do anything other than care for him. And because of this, while I was out of the house (with him) on Thursday, I managed to misplace my printed-out manuscript. Talk about utter distress. I thought I was going to die.

Worst. Moment. Ever.

BUT. I will have you know that I have located my manuscript, and all is well again in the world! Plus, I’m doing much better on reading through my story! On top of that, copy editing for MotC has begun, and next month conceptual editing will begin!! I’m SO excited!!! :D

Now, on to the next part of my blog: Today I am going to answer a question from a fan who I am also able to call a very good friend, Sarah Kathryn Eubanks!!

Question: Who is the character you feel you can most relate to?

Might I say this is a fantabulous question? It makes me quite happy indeed. (:

My Answer: This requires another brief character description!! Yippee!! Though, if you don’t want to read an entire character description, I will give you the quick answer: Xavier Patrocinor.

All right, for those of you who want to know who Xavier is, stick around!!

Xavier Ace Patrocinor was born in Kedesh, the western country on Macathia. He is twenty-one when the story begins, he is working at a government agency in Solum, and his Ability allows him to sense and control another person’s feeling/emotions. Unfortunately, I cannot tell you too much about Xavier because parts of his past are mysteries since he has lost two years of his memory.

Anyways, you are probably wondering why I can relate to him. I shall now tell you.

Xavier’s not a people person, he prefers to be by himself most of the time, and he can occasionally be somewhat jerk-ish. He’s very independent, confident (though can sometimes be seen as cocky), and clever. I can relate in that neither of us is good with people, and we don’t suffer fools well. Also, we both like for everything to be in specific place, and know when something is not where it is supposed to be. Neither of us has much patience, and we prefer to work alone. -_-

With all these similarities, it’s easy for me to relate to him and understand his thoughts and feelings in certain situations. So, in many cases while I am writing in Xavier’s POV, I simply think to myself, “What would do in this situation (if I were a 21-year-old man with a superhuman Ability)?” Yet, even though we are much alike, we have many differences. For instance, Xavier is not good with children. At all. He finds them to be loud, breakable, and troublesome. I, on the other hand, adore children and care for them very much! So, sometimes it’s difficult for me to write about him around children because I must completely abandon my own knowledge and put myself in his shoes. But I somehow make it work! (;

Also, I’m afraid the two of us would not get along so well if he lived here on Earth. We are both strong-willed and like to speak our mind, so we would surely have many disagreements. I would prefer he be my older brother in real life, if anything at all. >_<

I hope that answered your question, Sarah (and thanks so much for asking)!!!

Also, before I go, I have a couple of very important shout-outs: One to Madison Bassett for being an awesome friend and fan (it makes me feel so special that you actually plan on reading my book!!), and one to Linley Jones for making my birthday so special and for being a great friend who puts up with my craziness. You guys rock my socks! :D

I hope all of you have a great week! Stay safe!

Farewell to all,

B.H. Parker

“Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will not be shaken.” -Psalm 62:5-6 (NIV)