We’re so pleased to have author Warren Rochelle joining us today on the tour for his latest novel, The Werewolf and His Boy.
Q: Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?
Warren: I find myself being careful about continuity issues and causality. Has the plot been structured so that a particular event or character action is believable in its context? Is there enough back story in place? I check these details over and over again, and make charts and lists so I have quick access to character descriptions and history. I make timelines, personal ones for the characters and general ones for story history.
Q: What are your current projects?
Warren: I just started the sequel to The Werewolf and His Boy. I am also working on a collection of gay-themed retellings of traditional fairy tales and the sequel to a story published in the 2011 issue of Collective Fallout, “Green Light.” This story is alternate history and is set in a world in which there is a North American Empire.
Q: Why did you choose to write science fiction stories?
Warren: I think it’s more that fantasy and science fiction chose me. The fantastic, or speculative fiction, to use the academic term, speaks to me in a way other fiction doesn’t. My imagination thrives in it and is fed by it. I am at home in genre fiction.
About the Book
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Length: 225 Pages (Kindle)
Category: Urban Fantasy, Shifters
Release Date: September 27, 2016
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Blurb: Their leap of faith could unleash magic-or plunge them into darkness.
Henry Thorn has worked at Larkin’s since graduating high school. He likes it-especially when he can use his secret skill of hiding inside shadows so his boss can’t find him. Without that talent, he would never have survived growing up different.
When a new hire enters the store, Henry’s other latent talent kicks in. He can smell an emotional response even before he lays eyes on the redhead.
Jamey Currey came out, and his conservative parents promptly kicked him out. He, too, is different-he senses Henry’s attraction the moment they meet. The first time they kiss, torrential rains fall from skies split by lightning.
Their kiss also awakens the Watchers, diabolical hunters who will stop at nothing-even extermination-to keep magic suppressed. With the help of a coven of friendly witches, the boys embark on a quest to discover an ancient key to restoring magic to the world, and to understand the mysteries of their own hearts.
Warning: Contains a werewolf and a godling, prescient dreams, bloodthirsty monsters, annoying pets, (mostly) friendly witches, dark secrets, sex in hardwares, and meddling gods.
About the Author
Warren Rochelle is a Professor of English at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia. His short fiction and poetry are published in such journals as Aboriginal Science Fiction, Forbidden Lines, Crucible, The Charlotte Poetry Review, the Asheville Poetry Review, the North Carolina Literary Review, Romance and Beyond, and Icarus. A critical book, Communities of the Heart: the Rhetoric of Myth in the Fiction of Ursula K. Le Guin, was published by Liverpool University Press in early 2001.
Golden Gryphon Press published his first novel, The Wild Boy, in the fall of 2001, and his second novel, Harvest of Changelings, in 2007. His third novel, The Called, also published by Golden Gryphon, was published in July 2010.
The Werewolf and His Boy, his fourth novel, releases on September 27, 2016 from Samhain Publishing.