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Interview with T c Tombs, author of Run with the Wolves


Run wit the WolvesIt is the fifteenth century, and three kingdoms are caught up in the dire conflicts of their time. As the possibility of a peaceful resolution provides hope that a decade-long war will finally end, no one realizes that dark forces are waiting to invoke chaos as a full moon rises.

On a farm nestled beneath the Euralene Mountains along the western border of Medinia, young Willie works for the Smythes as a serf. One moonlit evening when the Smythes are gone to a neighbouring village, Willie hears the terrified cries of animals in the pastures. When he goes to investigate, he discovers that this wolf pack attack is like no other. Badly injured during the raid, he survives—but now he is afflicted by the full-moon madness that will soon transform him into one of the wolf creatures he dreads. With his life seemingly warped forever, Willie must face the prospect of a lifelong descent into horror.

In a time of witchcraft, superstitious folk lore, and fearsome creatures roaming the night, Willie struggles with an uncertain destiny and must seek help from the one man he holds most responsible for the dark fate that awaits him during the next full moon cycle.

How did you come up with the title of your book?

'Run with the Wolves' - I wrote the lyrics to a song called 'You just have to howl'. It was about a character that is afflicted with a moon-madness that came upon him and was beyond his control. When the full moon of the lunar cycle arrived he was forced to 'Run with the Wolves'. The notion of this plight led me to write the trilogy and to develop other characters who face their own demons.. 'The Pack', 'The Oracle', and 'The Beast' are the three books that make up the series.

What is your writing environment like

I have a refuge in the form of my den where I lock myself away for a few hours most nights. I'm surrounded by books, music, and a few of the woods.

What are some of the best tools available today for writers?

The internet comes to mind first and foremost. The ability to do research on virtually any subject matter is the greatest tool I can think of. It allowed me to fully explore the times and the setting in which my story takes place.

What inspires you to write?

I suppose I like to tell stories that capture the imagination of the listener or reader. To write is to be able to create a world where a new adventure is just around the corner and the outcome is always in question.

Did you learn anything while writing this book?

I'm a history buff. I also have a love for folk-lore. In writing this saga I did a great deal of research into the life and times of the 15th century in Europe. It was the time of the renaissance and a period of great advancement; and it was a time of the inquisition and terrible repressions.

What is your favorite quality about yourself?

I think I have a genuine love for life and for seeing people make their dreams come true.


T c TOMBS earned degrees from Trent University and Wilfrid Laurier University in Canada. Like many Canadians, he loves hockey and golf, and he has a passion for medieval history, folk lore, literature, film, and music. Terry and his wife, Sandra, live in the Greater Toronto Area in Ontario, Canada, where they have raised five daughters.

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