Full Moon of Werewolves Schedule
About today’s guest: Terry Spear
Terry Spear is an award-winning author of urban fantasy and medieval historical romantic suspense. Her novel, Heart of the Wolf was named as one of Publishers Weekly’s BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR.
Also one lucky commenter will win a copy of either Heart of the Wolf or Destiny of the Wolf (your choice). Just leave a comment on this post to be entered. Winner will be announced at end of Full Moon promotion. Last day to enter Saturday, April 25th at midnight central U.S. time.
When creating worlds, shapeshifter werewolves or any other, we stimulate the imagination. For me, creating an unreal world but making it as real as possible gives the reader a place to connect with snippets of life that we have actually experienced perhaps, but in a world that cannot be real. We are storytellers who love to weave tales of mystery, suspense, romance, and adventure. To allow our readers a form of escapism. There’s nothing better than a good book to let go of the every day stresses, the boredom, the desire to experience other worlds for ourselves, that we cannot explore otherwise, whether they are real or unreal.
I saw a funny article wherein the author talked about how lawyers are storytellers. I never thought of it that way, but think of a lawyer who is trying to get a really bad guy off the hook. Everyone knows he is guilty. But if the lawyer can make the story believable enough, create enough doubt in the jurors’ minds or the judges, just maybe, he or she can get the guilty party off.
And so in that instance, the lawyer is the greatest storyteller of all, weaving a real, if it is true, or unreal world, if it will get the client off who is guilty.
I was just reading a romance where the heroine had gotten a really bad guy acquitted of a child murder and she retired from the practice because she knew he had gotten off when he was guilty as sin.
This reminds me of another story where the lawyer creates enough reasonable doubt in the courtroom, this time concerning the viability of there being a real Santa Clause. Remember the story? Miracle on 34th Street.
So here’s to storytellers who make us dream, escape, and believe, and to wolves and their human halves, that are just plain fun to read and write about!
Come and check out my werewolf tales, Heart of the Wolf and Destiny of the Wolf, available now, and To Tempt the Wolf, coming Sep 1. Also, Deadly Liaisons, vampire romantic suspense is coming March 31!