While scanning Amazon for upcoming werewolf books I came across one I know that plenty of you will love – Real Wolfmen: True Encounters in Modern America by Linda S. Godfrey. The book comes out August 30 and judging by the description and the pre-release reviews it sounds like an amazing and well-researched look at werewolves in the US. Check out the details below:
“What’s hiding in the woods? Here is the definitive account of today’s nationwide sightings of upright, canine creatures – which resemble traditional werewolves – and a thorough exploration of the nature and possible origins of the mysterious beast.
The U.S. has been invaded – if many dozens of eyewitnesses are to be believed – by upright, canine creatures that look like traditional werewolves and act as if they own our woods, fields, and highways. Sightings from coast to coast dating back to the 1930s compel us to ask exactly what these beasts are, and what they want.
Researcher, author and newspaper reporter Linda S. Godfrey has been tracking the manwolf since the early 1990. In Real Wolfmen she presents the only large-scale cataloguing and investigation of reports of modern sightings of anomalous, upright canids. First-person accounts from Godfrey’s witnesses – who have encountered these creatures everywhere from outside their car windows to face-to-face on a late night stroll – describe the same human-sized canines: They are able to walk upright and hold food in their paws, interact fearlessly with humans, and suddenly and mysteriously disappear.
Godfrey explores the most compelling cases from the modern history of such sightings, along with the latest reports, and undertakes a thorough exploration of the nature and possible origins of the creature.”
Sounds pretty rad. It looks like the author put a whole lot of time and effort into gathering information and that always makes me happy.
What do you guys think? Will any of you pick up a copy?
About the Author
Moonlight (aka Amanda) loves to write about, read about and learn about everything pertaining to werewolves and other supernatural beasties. She writes for top genre sites like Vampires.com and Werewolves.com. You will most likely find her huddled over a book of folklore with coffee in hand. Touch her coffee and you may lose a limb. You can stalk her via her Twitter.
Wow! That’s a book I’m definitely getting once it comes out. I love real stories like the Beast of Bray Road and this offers many in that vein. Thanks for finding this, Amanda!
@Jason McKinney: Linda Godfrey also wrote “The Beast of Bray Road: Tailing Wisconsin’s Werewolf”.
I listened to an interview with Linda Godfrey on Coast to Coast AM several days ago, and I totally loved it and its still got me scared! She is a fascinating person who is also obsessed with my favorite monster. I am definitely going to get “Real Wolfmen: True Encounters in Modern America” when it comes out, but I can’t wait that long so I am going to get “Michigan Dogman” by Linda Godfrey to hold me over.
I love books like this….and Linda Godfrey does her research. So, I can’t wait for this book! Thanks for giving me a heads up!
Excellent. I’ll keep my eye out for…