Tag Archive: Werewolves


So, I finished my cover for my fantasy novelette, “Suriax.” You can take a look at it on my website, www.wotpast.com.  Now, while I am waiting for my husband to finish his edits so I can go through it one last time to make my own final edits, I found myself in between projects and decided to go ahead and get a head start on my next book, “Wolf of the Future.” This will be book three in my Spirit of the Wolf series. I began typing yesterday and am almost to 3,000 words. I am hoping to have a rough draft done by the end of March. For those of you familiar with the series, this story will focus in on Mara and her past. You will also learn the truth about who Durante is. If all goes well, I should finish this book much sooner than anticipated. Here’s to a busy year of writing.

–A.D. McLain

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My book “Wolf of the Present” is now availabe on Amazon Kindle. Other ebook formats soon to follow.

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-A.D. McLain

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If you have read my newest book, “Wolf of the Present,” please take a moment to write a review on Amazon and Barnes and Noble. Five star reviews are very important in selling books today. Studies show that testimonials and reviews are very, very important to book buyers. It is what sets one book apart from another.

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–A.D. McLain

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5/26/11 **Update** I just sent off my payment to have my publisher make my book available in an ebook format. It will take about 45 days for it to become available. If you would like to be notified when it is ready, please email me at wotpast@yahoo.com. Thanks.

–A.D. McLain

5/9/11

I’m trying to decide if I should pay to have my book available as an ebook. Several people have asked me about it, but my marketing budget is very limited (almost nill), so I have to really weigh all the pros and cons of any marketing expense and decide what will bring the most return back before I try to spend anything. I am trying to reach my sales goal of selling 500 more books in the next two months in preparation for my going on maternity leave, when I will have very little time to put into marketing. I’m looking for feedback from anyone who has published a book before as well as anyone who would like to buy my book if it were available in electronic format. Is it worth it? Is it a waste of money? What are the best ways to promote an ebook?

-A.D. McLain

www.wotpast.com

There are a lot of negative portrayals of werewolves in popular culture. You have the “Wolfman” with Lon Chaney Jr., “An American Werewolf in Paris”, or even “Cursed” with Christina Ricci. I have always felt that there should be more depth in the portrayal of werewolves. There can be good and bad werewolves, just like there are good and bad people, and becoming a werewolf does not damn you or make you souless or evil. That is one thing that always bugged me about the old werewolf movies. I actually haven’t watched too many of them, because I always get upset at how the werewolf takes over the person, creating a bloodlust to kill, and the only option is to kill the person to save their immortal soul. That’s why I really enjoyed the Underwold movies. They portrayed werewolves and vampires as much more human than we are used to seeing in film and literature.

Some other films I can think of that portray werewolves in a better light would be the “Teen Wolf” movies. In those, being a werewolf was just something you were born with. It was a natural part of life. “Wolf” with Jack Nicholson also showed the distinction between and “good” man and a “bad” man becoming a werewolf. It showed that the wolf alone did not make the man evil. It just brought out some baser instincts. Being a “monster” did not make you a bad person. I would say that the t.v. show “The Munsters” also helped in this respect. Here you had a family full of popular culture monster icons (Frankenstein’s monster, a vampire, a werewolf boy), and they were portrayed as lighthearted, generally well meaning people who where inherently good, if a little odd. They were often much nicer than the frightened and cruel society they lived in. I think these movies and shows did a lot in changing the way werewolves were portrayed in popular culture. But it is still a hard battle to fight. Old prejudices die hard.

I think werewolves have a lot of potential as far as the stories that can be told about them, and I intend to help change the centuries old trend of persecution they have undergone.

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