Today I am featuring Mari Hamill, author of Werewolf Nights.
Mari Hamill is a comic book retailer, an avid reader, and a movie fan who loves being immersed in fantasy. Currently, Mari is working on her next novel. The first thing she plans to do once the lock down ends will be going to the movies.
Why did you choose indie publishing?
I was eager for my novel to find readers who would enjoy it. I spent a lot of time researching and writing my manuscript and couldn’t wait to put it out there.
What inspired you to write? And why did you begin writing in the first place?
Most of my academic career consisted of reading and writing. Once I graduated, I felt that I needed to continue that path. Writing soothes me. I feel a sense of accomplishment after finishing each chapter. Also, I like to document people and scenarios that don’t really belong in any history books. I like to write those details that don’t really matter but kind of make a difference.
Who is your favorite author and/or book?
J.K. Rowling! Her worlds are very complex and unique. I binge read her Harry Potter series and moved on to her detective series. She’s a truly remarkable talent.
What is your writing routine like?
I like writing when there’s no one around. It allows me to block distractions and dive into my fantasy world.
If you could give one piece of advise to your past-self about writing, what would it be?
If you have something to say, go for it! Your story might bring joy or insight to a reader out there!
Follow Mari Hamill
Threatened by financial ruin, widowed bakery owner Catherine Mercy leads a solitary life with more interest in reading about werewolf lore than in finding a man. Her one true love disappeared after high school and her now deceased husband kept her trapped in the house claiming that a werewolf might hunt her down one day, just as her grandmother repeatedly warned her. When Hollywood interrupts the town’s monotony by shooting a werewolf movie on location, Catherine’s best friend Anne pushes her to audition. Already in her thirties, Catherine feels ridiculous trying to become an actress, but lands the leading role.
Catherine’s daily routine turns into a hair-raising adventure as fame begins to surveil her wanderings and she falls for her sexy costar Greg Byron despite this actor’s neon warning sign that flashes conceited womanizer. He’s also smitten by her, but just when they are about to find happiness, a wolf bites him.
While Greg’s features turn lupine, Catherine discovers a resemblance between the movie script and her family’s history. Frightened, Catherine recruits werewolf expert Steve to figure out if the movie’s werewolf legend is real and if Wolfern, the werewolf her grandmother dreaded, has finally come for her. If so, Greg will turn into a werewolf. Only undoing Greg’s curse and destroying Wolfern before the next full moon can save their love and their lives.
Mari Hamill blends fantasy, intrigue, and passion to create a chilling, unique story.
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