The Advent of St. Christopher
You’ll be hearing more about this over the next couple of weeks, as I am finalizing work on the release of my first novel. It will be called THE CONFESSIONS OF SAINT CHRISTOPHER—WEREWOLF. Yeah, given that I’m mentioning it here, and in case the title didn’t tip you off, it’s a werewolf novel. It is my sincerest hope, however, that it is anything but your TYPICAL werewolf novel.
To tell you a little about the project and hopefully whet your appetites, THE CONFESSIONS (for short) is an historical adventure, a biography, a Sword-and-Sorcery Fantasy, a religious treatise, and a balls-out Horror story. If I’ve done my job right, it manages to be all these things at the same time.
Is the title character meant to be the same Saint Christopher who is revered by millions of Christians worldwide? Yes. And no. One of the things I discovered during my research, you see, is that there were TWO men known today as Saint Christopher; their biographies have become intertwined. One of them was a brave and courageous Christian martyr. The other was also brave, courageous, and Christian. He was, additionally, a werewolf. (I’m not making this last part up, either. He really was believed to be a werewolf. Right on up through the Middle Ages one finds depictions of the man with Lycanthropic attributes.)
In THE CONFESSIONS, Saint Christopher tells his own story in his own words. Occasionally he gets interrupted by the present-day scholar who translated the documents from which the narrative is taken, who offers documentary evidence to support his contention that Christopher was a real person—and a real werewolf.
I hope to have the book available for purchase in a week. I’m finishing up putting the final polish on it. Christopher, meanwhile, or his hirsute, slavering alter ego, is tearing at his chains to get loose and run free. Patience, Chris. We’re almost there.