What sparked your interest in werewolves?
I’ve loved the supernatural for the longest time, and werewolves hold a special place in my heart for their connection to the beast within us all.
What spawned the idea for your story?
The story is one I had the idea for years ago, as I read and played White Wolf’s game, Werewolf: the Apocalypse. What would it be like if wolves and other apex predators really were shifters, and had a role to play upon the earth? What would that role be and how would the beastfolk respond to humanity?
Are you a Pantser or Plotter?
I’m a short-pantser. I generally have some idea of what’s going on, but I otherwise keep things pretty organic. Some stories, especially longer works, beg for more structure, and sometimes they get it.
The soundtrack for Shadow of the Wolf would probably be pagan metal, though I listened to classical as I wrote it, especially Holst.
Is this a familiar genre for you… or did you try something new?
It’s sort of horror and sort of fantasy, which are both comfortable places for me. The challenge was to keep the tale pointed, sharp as a pup’s fang.
What is your next project?
I’m finishing up the first of an octuplet of novellas for Pro Se Press just now, and then I have a couple of essays to write before framing out the sequel to Ravencroft Springs, which needs an outline if anything ever did!