werewolf, werewolves and lycans

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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.” :)

          • Tomas Dura

            Hi, Sir. I would like to purchase the book. Here’s the technical difficulty I am having. First of all, I have to confess that the whole concept of e-books is new to me and I don’t know a thing. Here’s what I have been able to do and what I have not been able to do. I have read the “bait” that you posted and I went to the link to read the preview sample. I tried all the ways to download the preview but whenever I would open it on my laptop the formatting would be all skewed and unreadable. The only way I was able to read it was to view it on line. I enjoyed it very much and hope to read the entire book. Reading online is not a very convenient way for me to read because I don’t have internet access at home and usually when I read I am not near a wifi connection or anything. If that is the only way to do it, I will settle for that, but will purchasing the book allow me to read on line? Is there another way the book can be downloaded to my laptop (perhaps as a Microsoft Word document or something)? Any advice you can give me would be greatly appreciated. Sorry to trouble you about it – you’re a great writer. I really want to read the book.

          • The CheezMan

            Tomas, first off, thank you, sincerely. I really appreciate your kind words. As far as technical advice, I’m afraid I’m going to be largely useless. I’m not a tech-savvy person at all. I know how to work the programs for this site, and I eventually learned how to properly format my manuscript for the Smashwords site. Other than that, I’m tech-ignorant. Have you messaged Smashwords and asked them for help? They are SUPPOSED to help people who are having problems with downloading. Try them, and if they can’t help message me back and we’ll figure out something.