Portland, OR, December 19, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- “The response to the first book blew me away,” says McGregor. “I would have been happy with half-a-dozen responses but the reviews poured in and everyone wanted a sequel. I was humbled. So I stuck my nose to the grindstone and simply wrote the best damn follow-up book I could.”
Bad Wolf follows two homicide detectives as they track down a murder suspect who believes he’s a werewolf. Detectives John Gallagher and Lara Mendes dismiss the suspect as crazy only to realize, too late, that he actually is a lycanthrope. The story ends with Mendes mysteriously disappearing and Gallagher is left searching for her.
Pale Wolf picks up the story three months later with Gallagher dangerously obsessed with finding his missing partner. His daughter, Amy, watches her father grow increasingly unstable in his obsessive quest to locate Lara. Urging him to seek help, her fears are dismissed when Gallagher uncovers a lead to his missing partner’s whereabouts. However the question remains; does Lara Mendes want to be found?
“Revisiting these characters was a lot of fun,” McGregor states, “and the book was a blast to write. What always surprises me are the themes that emerge while crafting a story. Sure, the story involves homicide detectives battling werewolves but the core of the tale is really about friendship and trust. That’s the beauty of genre, I guess.
“What’s also amazing is the process of publishing ebooks. The response from readers can be immediate and the chance to interact with those readers is a complete counter to the isolation you endure while drafting the work. It’s not only mind-blowing, it’s also worlds away from what I’m used to working in film.”
While screenwriting and filmmaking are intensely collaborative endeavours, McGregor found the freedom and control of self-publishing to be exhilarating. “It’s all DIY grunt work that allows the writer complete control. To me, that’s glorious but it also has its risks. If it’s a flop, there’s only one person to blame. Me.”
“That’s fine,” McGregor laughs. “I’ll take that risk any day.”
Tim McGregor is a novelist and produced screenwriter. His first book, Bad Wolf and his thriller, Killing Down the Roman Line, are available as ebooks. Tim lives in Toronto with his wife and children.
Release date: December 18, 2012
Available at Amazon.com
For excerpts, interviews and review copies please contact the author at timcgregor.blogspot.ca