Saint Christopher is a-comin’!
Last week I posted on our sister site, werewolves.com, an announcement regarding my soon-to-be-released first novel, THE CONFESSIONS OF SAINT CHRISTOPHER: WEREWOLF. I chose that site and not this one because, as the title implies, my central character is a werewolf. I COULD have chosen this one, too, though, just like I am now, because there’s a vampire in the book, as well. One of the things I wanted to do most was to have a big throw-down between a vampire and a werewolf, because so few of the like that I’ve seen in movies and on television really satisfied me. I wanted the steel cage grudge match kinda fight between the two bloodthirsty creatures of the night. I feel pretty good about the result. I think I managed to craft the fight scene I’ve always wanted to read.
It may surprise people that Saint Christopher, the Patron Saint of Travelers, was once believed to have been a werewolf. It’s true, though. In later centuries, his inhumanness was changed; it was said that he was a giant. You’ll still see artistic depictions of him sometimes with gargantuan stature. They stopped painting him with a wolf’s head in the Middle Ages, though. That’s a shame. I’d love to have a St. Christopher pendent featuring him in his partially lupine form.
I’d meant to have the book launch this week, but I’m finding that translating the manuscript into ebook format isn’t as easy as I would have hoped. I’m now aiming for next week. I’ll make another announcement when it hits. Until then, let me encourage you to do a little research on the legends surrounding St. Christopher. It’s fascinating stuff.