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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.

WAYNE MILLER is the owner and creative director of EVIL CHEEZ PRODUCTIONS (www.evilcheezproductions.blogspot.com, www.facebook.com/evilcheezproductions), specializing in theatrical performances and haunted attractions. He has written, produced and directed (and occasionally acted in) over a dozen plays, most of them in the Horror and Crime genres. His first novel, THE CONFESSIONS OF SAINT CHRISTOPHER: WEREWOLF, is available for purchase at https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/734763

MORTUI VELOCES SUNT!


The Evil Cheezman • June 2, 2017


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  • Tomas Dura

    Hi. This sounds really cool. Be sure to let us (or just me) know how we can get this, how much it costs, etc. I’m into Saints and Werewolves. I write stories, all of them more-or-less horror, none of them published yet. I’ve written some werewolf stories including one based on a folk legend you posted about here on your site. I check your site every day. This novel is the most enticing post for me ever. All the best with the novel and everything that you are doing. Tomas

    • The CheezMan

      Thank you, Tomas! And yes, I will be talking about the novel a lot more when it comes out. Right now I’m getting a graphics artist friend to put a polish on my cover image. As soon as it’s ready, it’s go time!

      It’s a great compliment to me that you found something I posted here to be inspirational. That’s awesome!

      • Tomas Dura

        Thanks for replying to my reply. It’s an honor. Please keep me posted about the book. I think we have a lot in common. Like you, I am also an actor (mostly working with a group in the Walnut Street Theater in Philadelphia) and perform in haunted attractions (Shady Brook Farms Horrorfest). While I am here blowing my own horn, allow me to continue to say that I am also a dancer. I worked with Jose Greco for many years before he died and was in a film (Cafe) with Jennifer Love Hewitt. I also danced solo with the Philadelphia Orchestra as a mummy in their Halloween concert. Now that you have me obsessed with the dog headed St. Christopher, I’ve started investigating a bit on my own. I am enjoying the various theories but I agree that he was a werewolf. All the best with the book. I am looking forward to it.

        • The CheezMan

          Always a pleasure to meet a “kindred spirit.” :)