A Werewolf Playlist

Not what I listened to while Mongrels-writing, but some songs that synch up well with Mongrels, I think. Which you can cue up just on Spotify, here*. Also, before I get to annotating and embedding and pulling my hair about because the versions I want aren’t available, etc, I also put together a Youtube playlist—different stuff, same vein—here* (also, no guarantees there isn’t a bit of overlap between Youtube and Spotify—I get really clicky about werewolf songs).

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What a Werewolf Drives

There came a point in writing Mongrels where I realized, DUDE: you can’t have them driving a Buick in two chapters in a row! Werewolves don’t have brand loyalty, they drive whatever’s at hand. So began what I call the travails: google-image searching for like two bleary-eyed, numb-fingered days, until I’d not only put all the Chevrolets the proper distance from each other, but I’d set eyeballs (these) on pretty much the exact car for each chapter. However, do a count? You’ll see there’s more cars than chapters, here. Reason: there’s a couple of dupes. Also, there’s a Very Important Hot Wheel. Also, Darren doesn’t just drive a single truck through the whole novel. Doing that’s asking the world to figure out you are what you are. Also—still talking why there’s more cars than chapters—in some chapters, there is more than one car. Also also also: one or two of them, I wanted to be sure to have a couple angles on the car, to be sure I was doing it right on the page. Too? With the two El Caminos there (not the same car), how could I be asked to pick just one? Nobody can pick just a single El Camino, when their stated task is to pick the perfect El Camino. Simply put, there’s just too many perfect El Caminos out there.

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Werewolves out in the World, part I

Didn’t think to start nabbing these pics until a day or two ago, so I’m sure there’s a lot of great and perfect ones out there. And, hope I’m not stepping on any toes, reposting them. If so, let me know? I’ll delete, or crop your name out (or mine?). Just snagged them off social media, usually. Twitter (#), Litsy, FB, maybe another place or two, who knows.

Anyway, in no kind of order, and with the poster’s name when I could screencap it in:

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Torn: a Shock Youmentary

Wordplay aside, this looks to be pretty fun. So it only has one review? It’s a pretty good one, anyway. And I dig the setup:

Coming across as a sort of Blair Witch Project version of hunting The Wolfman

This is one I’m going to try hunt down myself:

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Boulder Bookstore

Always dig being there. I mean, I know so many people there, it’s a lot like coming home. And—should have taken a picture—always cool to see my older books faced-out on the shelves, of course:

[here]

Anyway—remember how, in DC, I had the kind of maximum amount of knife-drama, getting into the building? For this book event, that is, the book event RIGHT DOWN THE ROAD FROM MY HOUSE, well: there was some truck drama:

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Library of Congress

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Who’d have ever though a farmboy Indian from West Texas would get to launch a werewolf novel at the Library of Congress?

[most of these pics are courtesy Deborah Miranda]

I know I can smile better than that, too. But what you gonna do.

Anyway, don’t let me fool you into thinking it was only me:

[ Deborah Miranda, Linda LeGarde Grover, and Eric Gansworth]

Was a supercool time. Even got to hang with my editor, who acquired Mongrels:

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Mongrels interview

Or, This is Horror podcast? Both? I think so. Two-plus hours of it, so there’s enough for both titles, I think.

Was a great time, talking to Michael and Bob—Bob who already reviewed Mongrels, here. Werewolf novels, they find the werewolf people, yes? Yes.

Click the pic to go to the place, or, if it’s somehow not there, then click here.

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Werewolves in the ABQ

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Do people say that, “IN” the ABQ, the same way people will identify with a certain area code? Really, I kind of doubt I’m the proper age to try it out, even if it is a thing. But the three-digit rhythm feels right, anyway. As did Mongrels at Bookworks:

And, what was cool? They broke out ALL the yellow books:

What else was cool was seeing an ex-student there (hey, Sarena!). And Lee Francis, to talk comic books long after the books were signed (I’ll be at his indigenouscomiccon.com in November). And—get this—a Blackfeet, all the way down here. And Ryan Singer, to take this pic:

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Mongrels at the Cocteau Theater

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Good time last night at the Jean Cocteau theater in Santa Fe:

Here’s the write up of it at grrm.livejournal.

Was my first time to try Mongrels out on people out loud. Always scary, but always fun, too.

Also fun—pulling into town seeing this:

Also fun, getting to hang out with this cool guy again:


That drink, too? “Hair of the Dog,” special for Mongrels. In a — you guessed it: A Game of Thrones glass.

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