I’m pleased to have been invited to post on talented author and friend Tony Noland‘s blog. My review in Library Journal starts with, “Debut novelist Dominic is also a clinical health psychologist and has wisely chosen a subject area familiar to her, a choice that places this story above the average paranormal romance in plot, as well as in characterization…”* Tony wanted me to talk about the science behind lycanthropy, and that topic is closely tied with how I approached writing the book.
When someone asks what my novel The Mountain’s Shadow is about, I often give the short answer of “werewolves with a scientific twist.” The genre is urban fantasy (or paranormal depending on who’s classifying it), and the main character is a behavioral epidemiologist, or someone who researches the spread of disease. She’s close to discovering the cause of Chronic Lycanthropy Syndrome, the hot new behavioral disorder in kids, when a series of strange circumstances makes her lose her job. In spite of a sudden shift from researcher to heiress, she never stops approaching challenges as a scientist.
To read the rest of the post at Tony’s blog, click here.
Have you picked up The Mountain’s Shadow yet? It’s now available in all electronic formats from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other ebook retailers.
* To read the full review, click here. It’s the second one on the page.