Tell us a little bit about your novel.
Werewolf Nights tells the story of widowed and unlucky in love baker Catherine Mercy. She’s resigned herself to her loneliness, avoids social gatherings, and works constantly. However, her fate changes when she’s cast in a movie about werewolves and falls for her co-star Greg Byron. Ironically, as adventure and excitement enter her life, so does the threat of a werewolf.
Ultimately, it’s the story of a woman who finds the courage to battle her fears in order to move forward in life.
What sets your werewolves apart from the rest of the pack?
The novel take place in Wereville, a town that claims to have been founded by werewolves. The people of Wereville have different takes on lycanthropy and love to tell werewolf legends that they’ve heard. Sometimes people will talk about werewolves as if they were heroes and other times they’ll be portrayed as monsters. The unpredictability of the werewolf characters in the novel makes them intriguing.
If you could shape shift into any animal—what would it be?
I’d love to be a bird and fly. It would be even better if as a bird I’d have some kind of super power.
Tell us something nobody knows about you.
I’ve taken up palm reading as a hobby. As a writer I’ve often felt a lot of uncertainty about my career, but the two times I met a palm reader by chance they both told me that I had a future in writing. So I’ve been reading books on the matter to corroborate this theory. But I guess I told you something that somebody told me about me that nobody really knows. I can just keep writing and hope.
What’s next for you?
I’m working on the sequel of Werewolf Nights and on a screenplay about the challenges of dating in our times.
About Mari Hamill
Mari Hamill begins her career as a novelist with Werewolf Nights. She has an English degree from Harvard, a comparative literature degree from the Sorbonne Nouvelle, and a PhD, also in comparative literature, from the University of Michigan–Ann Arbor. Middlebury College, the Johannes Gutenberg University, and McGill University are among the other institutions where she’s pursued academic endeavor. A world traveler, she speaks Spanish, French, German, and a little Italian. The Princess Bride, Harry Potter, Don Quijote, Love in the Time of Cholera, and Archie Comics have served as an inspiration for her work. Her love of fantasy began in her family’s comic book store, Metro Comics, located in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico.
After residing in Guaynabo, Cambridge, Boston, Ann Arbor, Middlebury, Montreal, Lausanne, Paris, Venice, Italy, Mainz, Vallejo, and Chapel Hill, she now lives in Venice, California, and dedicates her free time to community service.
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