New to the writing scene, W.W. Lengeman recently self-published My Mother, the Lycanthrope, the first book in his Lykoi Chronicles, a series which tells the comedic tale of Leigh Tricnkett, a young girl whose mother just might be a werewolf. I recently chatted with him about his new book, his werewolf loves and more. Check it out!
Can you tell us about your book My Mother, the Lycanthrope?
It’s the story of Leigh Trinkett, whose trials and tribulations include an annoying brother, her father’s failing business, her cranky grandfather and his trained dwarf cow and her mother, who just may be a werewolf.
How does My Mother, the Lycanthrope differ from other novels about werewolves?
I have to confess that I haven’t read many. I’d venture to say that it probably approaches the matter from a somewhat different angle and with more humor. The Trinketts are pretty much an average, middle-class, all-American family, with the exception of a few minor details.
Where did you get the idea for My Mother, the Lycanthrope?
It came about a long time ago. I don’t quite remember anymore what sparked the idea.
What is one thing you would like people to take away from their experience of reading My Mother, the Lycanthrope?
Werewolves are people too.
Who is your favorite fictitious werewolf (other than your own)?
Fruit Brute (the cereal mascot)
What is your favorite werewolf book, movie, and/or show?
Ginger Snaps was kind of fun.
Tell our readers why they should check out your book – in 3 words: (bwahaha)
Trained dwarf cow.
And finally, what other projects are you currently working on? Any goodies we should watch out for?
Daughter of the Wolf and To Howl With Wolves, the second and third books in The Lykoi Chronicles trilogy.