Q & A with Poppy Dennison!
1. Tell us about your newest release.
Diagnosis Wolf (Creature Feature Anthology) is the story of Andrew Hughes, a nurse who is assigned a patient with a mysterious illness. When Caleb’s eyes begin to glow and he grows claws and fangs, Andrew wonders if he’s finally lost his marbles or if there’s more to Caleb’s illness than he knew to be possible.
2. What was one of the most surprising things you learned in creating your story?
It’s very hard to come up with a believable illness for a werewolf! Typical tropes have them immune to most diseases and able to heal most injuries. I had fun trying to find a way to keep Caleb sick while making it work within the accepted lore.
3. How long have you been writing?
Diagnosis Wolf is my fourth published piece. I’ve been writing professionally for the past two years, but have been a storyteller from the time I learned to put pen to paper.
4. What authors or friends influenced you in helping you become a writer?
My co-author for the Creature Feature anthology, Mary Calmes, is a huge inspiration to me. Not only is she an amazing author, she’s an incredible woman as well.
5. What does your family think about your career as a published author?
They’re thrilled, but don’t quite understand why they have to wait so long between stories!
6. Besides writing, what other interests do you have?
I love to be crafty—I sew, crochet, and paint at the moment. I’m trying to learn to cook a bit more and one of these days I’m going to master the art of knitting.
About the author:
A sassy southern lady, Poppy Dennison developed an obsession with things that go bump in the night in her early years after a barn door flew off its hinges and nearly squashed her. Convinced it was a ghost trying to get her attention, she started looking for other strange and mysterious happenings around her. Not satisfied with what she found, Poppy has traveled to Greece, Malaysia and England to find inspiration for the burly bears and silver foxes that melt her butter. Her love of paranormal continues to flourish nearly thirty years later, and she writes steamy love stories about the very things that used to keep her up all night. If her childhood ghost is lucky, maybe one day she’ll give him his own happily ever after.
You can find out more about Poppy’s books on her website http://www.poppydennison.com/
Release date March 20, 2013
Diagnosis Wolf by Poppy Dennison
Thanks to his good-for-nothing brother, Andrew Hughes is up to his eyeballs in debt and needs a job fast. When a nursing position opens up in Myerson, Arizona, Andrew has no choice but to take it, despite a warning about how difficult a patient Caleb DiMartino can be. Andrew can deal with a little trouble—but Caleb’s strange family, the armed guards, and the unknown cause of Caleb’s mysterious illness may be beyond his skill set.
Landslide by Mary Calmes
For three years, paranormal courier Frank Corrigan has been working for incubus demon Cael Berith. Cael knows Frank is his mate, but Frank is pretty sure Cael doesn’t even like him, never mind want to spend the rest of his life with him, so their personal relationship is at an impasse. When Frank’s sister, Lindsey, gets bitten by a werewolf she's sleeping with—and possibly witnesses a murder—Frank rides to her rescue. If he’s lucky, he might just save his love life too.