Being a werewolf is no picnic. Colin’s constantly hungry, spends a ton of time shaving, and fights to keep his emotions in check to avoid turning into a giant, drooling, hairy, smelly, howling wolf. But Colin’s not the only creature hanging around the town of Elkwood. Vampires, zombies, goblins, ogres, and other questionable visitors and their various shenanigans have got everyone on edge.
Colin just wants to live a normal life, date, and get his homework done on time. But the town of Elkwood needs him. So when a secret government organization asks for his help, will he be able to control the animal inside, or will he give in to the perils of growing up werewolf?
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Andrew Buckley attended the Vancouver Film School’s Writing for Film and Television program. After pitching and developing several screenplay projects for film and television, he worked in marketing and public relations, before becoming a professional copy and content writer. During this time Andrew began writing his first adult novel, DEATH, THE DEVIL AND THE GOLDFISH, followed closely by his second novel, STILTSKIN. He works as an editor for Curiosity Quills Press.
Andrew also co-hosts a geek movie podcast, is working on his next novel, and has a stunning amount of other ideas. He now lives happily in the Okanagan Valley, BC with three kids, one cat, one needy dog, one beautiful wife, and a multitude of characters that live comfortably inside of his mind.
Andrew is represented by Mark Gottlieb at the Trident Media Group.
My Top Ten Books (as of this week) by Andrew Buckley
This is truly something that changes from year to year for me as I discover new and awesome authors and novels that capture my imagination and drag me into new worlds. Did that sound over the top? It seemed a little over the top.
I’ve loved reading since I was young when it was discovered I had a weak left eye. For a long time I had to wear a patch on my right eye for a few hours every evening to strengthen my left eye. The only thing to do, as I had no depth perception, was to read. My parents read me all sorts of books and after that I just naturally carried on.
Below is my top ten list of favorite novels, wit one exception. One of the novels below is actually one that I severely disliked . . . can you guess which one?
1) The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
This is actually my favorite book of all time. This book inspired me to write stories that were both silly and smart and I’ve re-read it at least thirty times. I didn’t even mind the movie adaptation. Though any movie where Sam Rockwell dances is worth a watch.
2) Wayward Pines by Black Crouch
When I picked up this book in 2014, it had been a long while since a story had surprised me. Wayward Pines had the sort of M Night Shyamalan plot twist that I didn’t see coming and kind of blew my mind. A great book that had more red herrings than a fishery.
3) The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien
I read this for the first time when I was thirteen years old and have read it a few times since. It’s not perfect by any means and the story flaws (love triangle, time vs. distance) still irritate me. But it’s still one of the most detailed and rich examples of world building that I’ve ever seen.
4) The Shining by Stephen King
You’re a caretaker in a creepy hotel and the damn shrubbery keeps moving! Yeah, I’d be gone in an instant. But not Jack, he’s going to stick it out with his creepy little kid and his wife who appears to be losing her mind. Epic horror at its best.
5) The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen
A friend recommended this series to me. While the ending wasn’t what I was hoping for, the overall journey and the excellent characterizations, in particular Queen Kelsea, were amazing and I couldn’t stop reading.
6) Red Rising by Pierce Brown
I got so lost in this book that I didn’t even know I was at the end until it jumped out at me. It’s hard to find sci-fi adventures that don’t get bogged down with the technology and/or the interesting alien races, but Red Rising puts an interesting spin on societal hierarchy that’s well worth a read.
7) The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
I can’t say enough good things about this book or this series. It reminded me of the first time I picked up a Crichton novel where I just couldn’t put it down. The journey of Kvothe as he rises from a simple player to a . . . I have no idea what he is! But it’s awesome and exciting.
8) The Wise Man’s Fear by Patrick Rothfuss
I don’t read a book series back to back because I like to space out my reading, but I couldn’t help myself with this series. As soon as I finished book #1, I HAD to pick up the sequel. My only complaint is that book #3 doesn’t appear to be anywhere in sight.
9) Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton
This was the first Crichton novel I read when I was 12. It was my first real foray into adult literature and I loved the hell out of it. I’ve read the rest of Crichton’s novels since and they always feel like I’m slipping into something warm and comfortable.
10) Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
This comedic account of the near apocalypse borders on near genius for it’s weaving of characters and hilarious conversational tone. I always found both Pratchett and Gaiman to be a little hit and miss, but their collaboration on this novel is a perfect combo.
Did you figure out which of the above is NOT my fave? Find me on social media and ask me . . .
• One (1) winner will receive a Werewolves The Pact Game (INT)