NONFICTION BOOK ANNOUNCEMENT – The Werewolf: Past and Future now available in HARDBACK!

BIG ANNOUNCEMENT – my popular nonfiction werewolf book (on folklore and many things besides), The Werewolf: Past and Future – Lycanthropy’s Lost History and Modern Devolution, is now available in hardback, in addition to paperback and ebook/digital!

Click here to purchase on!

Also check out the many pics of it in this post (plus the book received cat approval; pics included)! Note that pictures are, obviously, of a proof copy.

The book is very good quality! I’m impressed! You won’t be disappointed. The hardcover is nice and hefty without being bulky, and the spine is sturdy and lovely.

And best of all, the book comes kitty certified, inspected by Ty Beanie Baby (yes, that is his name) himself.

He gave it a sniff.

And even honored it with a rub. Clearly it’s a good book. And it didn’t fall over! It’s very sturdy.

(Disclaimer: He did just want treats afterward, as he cannot read. Treats and pettings were of course given.)


Since before recorded history, werewolves have captivated human imagination. Simultaneously, they represent our deepest fears as well as our desire to connect with our primal ancestry. Today, werewolves are portrayed negatively, associated with violence, cruelty, cannibalism, and general malevolence.

However, in ages past, legends depicted them not as monsters, but as a range of neutral to benevolent individuals, such as traveling companions, guardians, and knights. The robust legacy of the werewolf spans from prehistory, through ancient Greece and Rome, to the Middle Ages, into the Early Modern period, and finally into present-day popular culture. Over the ages, the view of the werewolf has become distorted. Media treatment of werewolves is associated with inferior writing, lacking in thought, depth, and meaning. Werewolves as characters or creatures are now generally seen as single-minded and one-dimensional, and they want nothing more than to kill, devour, and possibly violate humans.

Hollywood depictions have resulted in the destruction of the true meanings behind werewolf legends that fascinated and terrified humans for so many ages. If these negative trends were reversed, perhaps entertainment might not only discover again some of the true meanings behind the werewolf myth, but also take the first steps toward reversing negative portrayals of wolves themselves, which humans have, for eons, wrongfully stigmatized and portrayed as evil, resulting in wolves receiving crueler treatment than virtually any other animal.

To revive the many questions posed by lycanthropy, entertainment must show respect to the rich history of so many cultures all around the world – and rediscover the legend of the werewolf.

Again, be sure to check out the book on!

If you would prefer to buy a signed copy directly from me, I’ll have something very fun in store for you in October… along with another surprise: a brand new book! And it’s more werewolf nonfiction. My big fiction publication is coming next year, and it’s also werewolf-related. It’s a great time to love werewolves.

Expect another big announcement soon about a brand new nonfiction werewolf folklore book!

So stay tuned for a whole lot more on the way! Be sure to give me a follow here and elsewhere on social media. I’ll also have a newsletter coming very soon that’ll help you keep up with my work, and it’ll come with free reading!

Until next time, and happy fall!

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