Michele Hauf, author of Werewolves in Minnesota? Well, of course! What a perfect setting for the big loveable lugs. My current story is set on the outskirts of Minneapolis, though there is a quick trip ‘up North’ to visit another pack. That’s what we Minnesotans say when we’re going anywhere out of the Twin Cities. Up North. Goin’ up North for the weekend! Hey, you headed up North? Oh yeah, sure, you betcha. (Sorry, my Minnesota slang slipped out a bit there.)
The hero of The Werewolf’s Wife is Ridge Addison. If you’ve read some of my previous stories, you may recognize him from Her Vampire Husband. He was the bad guy’s right hand man in that story. I knew when I was writing that story that I wanted to explore Ridge a bit more. What made the guy tick? Who was he? What led him to answering to one of the meanest pack leaders in the area? And how could he overcome a bad situation and rebuild the pack in the wake of Amandus Masterson’s evil reign?
Lots of questions, but the most important? What kind of woman could bring the werewolf to his knees and give him everything he deserves? Only the Baddest Witch in the Midwest. And she’s not alone. This is one of very few stories I’ve written that involves a child. The heroine has a 13 year old son. It was fun to match the boy against Ridge and see how the two reacted to one another. I think the threesome will end up spending a lot of time together after this story, and probably trek ‘up North’ on more than a few winter vacations of snowmobiling and skiing fun. So does that mean this one ends happily? Yeah, you betcha!
Question from Amy: Where do you think is the perfect home for werewolves? And don’t miss our giveaway of The Werewolf’s Wife (along with Pamela Palmer’s Warrior Rising) here, closing on Thursday.