Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Guest Blog: Berman's Wolves by Gretchen SB

Ohhh, Shiny…

I am very easily distracted. I find this to be both a blessing and a curse as a writer. When I say easily distracted I mean holding a conversation with me when I get excited can be a little disorientating if you are not used to it. I can seemingly jump from one topic to another without a clear path for how I got there. As anyone easily distracted out there reading this can attest it also makes the world highly entertaining because there is always more than one thing going on at any given time.

I find this a good thing when writing because it means that I can have a plethora of story ideas to choose from which means there are plenty of stories meandering around in my head, sword fighting, playing chess. Just waiting for their turn up to bat. It also means writers block is easier to combat because there are other stories I can move on to if I get stuck.

Downside is getting things finished is hard. There is always some other story calling for my attention, or worse ‘I wonder what this random friend is doing?’ To get stories done I have to make my inner child very unhappy,  sit myself down and force myself to work on things I know need to get done. It also means that I can get caught up in a side story that might not help, or it might even take away from the central plot. Then before I know it, my characters are wandering around in a plot they were never meant to be in.

This is where I am right now with me upcoming book. I have written my cop into a corner and he is just standing there blinking at me going, ‘really? Are we really going to go with this? I think we can do better, don’t you?’ So now I have to go backwards up the rabbit hole to try and find the precise moment when I derailed the book. On the plus side, it means I get to write almost a whole new story, which should keep my inner child happy for a bit.

Berman's Wolves
Gretchen SB

Genre: Urban Fantasy

Cover artist: Talina Perkins

When a scientist runs an experiment on three separate college campuses that goes horribly wrong, several hundred students find their lives altered forever. They must learn to adapt to their new lives as Werewolves. Immediately after the incident a government program was put in place to keep track of these unwitting subjects. After a year the program falls apart as those in charge argue on how to proceed.

Without the programmers constantly looking over their shoulders the werewolves have now started to organize themselves. Creating their own hierarchy and alliances.

Jack is the Alpha of Pacific Northwest University's pack F. He thought the government had finally taken a step back and let him and the other Alphas run their packs. Recently, however, he has been hearing rumblings about the programmers wanting to reinstate the program. He thought they were just rumors until he finds out one of his pack is being threatened by several of the lab assistants that took part in the original experiment. Now Jack must scramble to find allies and hunt down those threatening his pack. The more he goes looking the bigger the plot becomes.

Available on Smashwords

About the Author:

Gretchen happily lives in Seattle, Washington where she spends her time creating new characters and situations to put them in. She also enjoys cheering on her local sports teams, even though it sometimes seems they are allergic to winning.

Gretchen has spent most of her life in Washington state. She graduated from Central Washington University with a BA in History and a BA in Philosophy. Though there was a brief stint after college where she lived in Florida and worked for the mouse (Disney World). She loves that Washington provides a large range of activities, from Shakespeare in the park to rodeos.

She has had a love of reading and telling stories as far back as she, or anyone else, can remember.  Currently, she loves to read the same genres she writes. She also loves exploring her home state. At the end of her adventures she unwinds by curling up on the couch, knitting while catching up TV shows via Netflix.

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