Werewolf Wednesday Recap

Each Wednesday for the last year has been #WerewolfWednesday — a celebration of the werewolf. While it has been fun, this is my last #WerewolfWednesday post, as I explore new topics in the coming year. So, for the last post, I recap a few of the highlights from the many posts about werewolves. These Werewolves are…

(Were)Wolf Moon

Did you know that some Native American tribes referred to the January full moon as the Wolf Moon? In fact, each full moon of the year has a name. Without the moon, werewolves could not exist — and then where would I be with my horror trilogy? I feel the full moon is much maligned, mostly…

Werewolf hodgepodge

For #WerewolfWednesday, I’ve decided to bring you a number of products— and they all have a name with bite. Werewolf Legend Bells What they say: The primal urge to howl at the moon, to stalk your prey, to feel muscles rippling under bristled skin. The legend of the Werewolf is the primordial reversion from human to Beast….

Who wrote the book on werewolves?

Most of us are familiar with the phrase, “S/he wrote the book on [the subject].” The case holds true for werewolves. People have, in fact, written the book on the subject—and not fiction. So, for #WerewolfWednesday, I bring you a compendium of such writings. Here are a few notable examples, if you wish to learn…

Werewolf destinations: These spots have taken their name from the werewolf

For #WerewolfWednesday, I’ve found a number of businesses that have taken their names from the night-loving lycanthrope. On the list is a pub in San Diego, a theater troupe in Chicago and a night club in London. Werewolf: An American Pub in San Diego As they say: Why “Werewolf”? Not really sure… Maybe cause werewolves are awesome…

Beer drinking werewolves? Why not?

The  Varulv, according to Swedish and Norwegian folklore, are werewolves of the North. These beer drinking, baby eating nomads were much feared, and even inspired one of the earliest known trials of a man for being a werewolf. The aptly named website, werewolves.com, does a great job explaining this mythology. Learn more there!   This…

Is this the oldest trial of a werewolf?

Peter Stubbe, known as The Werewolf Farmer of Bedburg, is an early werewolf villain who claimed to transform into a werewolf through the use of a bedeviled belt. Stubbe was tried and executed for his murderous crimes. While I enjoy a good werewolf scare as much as anyone, Stubbe would likely today be labeled a…

Werewolf Survival Quiz

Here’s a little fun for the full moon: a quiz to test your traditional werewolf knowledge. TAKE THE WEREWOLF SURVIVAL TEST!

Werewolves: Because the greatest evil is inside us

As an author, I’m always on the lookout for folklore and legendary tales. I think the stories that have fueled our fears for eons continue to resonate because they speak to base fears, such as betrayal, the unknown, the dark. We know the real monsters are inside of us. These tales expose our greatest fear:…