Q & A with Warren Rochelle author of The Werewolf and His Boy

Q & A with Warren Rochelle author of 
The Werewolf and His Boy

Does music play any type of role in your writing?

*Not really. It’s not that I don’t like music, I do, but I’ve never really kept up with any groups like some people do. I am a big fan of such performers as Bruce Springsteen and Emmy Lou Harris, Adele, and others, but I couldn’t tell you what bands and groups are big right now.

Are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your life?

*Coming out has been described as one of the key experiences in the life of any gay person and it is not a one-time event. It happens again and again as a gay person finds his or herself in a new social situation. Both of the main characters in Werewolf have to deal with coming out and being gay in a society that is far less than accepting than real life. I drew upon my own experiences and of many of my friends, often to exaggerated effect. I know students here at UMW who have been gay-bashed or disowned by their parents.

I wove into the story places and details from my own life here in Fredericksburg where I live and work and in Richmond, where my partner lives. Some personal details include: I have a cat, and Jamey has one; Jamey is an English major, I was an English major in college, and so on.

What is for you the perfect book hero?

*A hero is who is a flawed human being and has found he or she can be courageous, no matter how scared he or she is.

The Werewolf and His Boy by Warren Rochelle

Date of Publication: September 27, 2016


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.

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About Warren Rochelle

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.

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