Confession: I've thought werewolves were way cool ever since I was a little kid. Bigger confession: I still do. But I'd never seen a story that explored what it would really feel like to live a werewolf's life. What if we lived in a world where werewolves were at the lower end of society – second class citizens? And if werewolves were at the lower end, who were the elite on the other side? Well, vampyres. Hm.
So I wondered: what would it be like for a kid who looked one way on the outside, so he could live the good life of a vamp, but who felt different on the inside? What if this kid had to keep a huge secret from everyone – family, friends, teachers – his fear that soon, at the next full moon, everything in his life would change forever?
I thought this had the makings of the werewolf story I never read, but it had all the stuff I would look for in that kind of story: action, humor, and relatable characters with real feelings and real problems. And, of course, werewolves. I'm hoping you have as great a time reading RED MOON RISING as I had writing it.