Monday, February 16, 2015

Jeremy Hanson, Author of Blood of the Wolf

blood of the world, jeremy hanson, Werewolf, Vampire, Angels, Demons
Tell us a bit about yourself.
I am a 37 year old husband and a father of a beautiful little girl. I am a SciFi/Fantasy and Current Events writer. I am also a psychic and ordained minister. My eclectic background and years of research on various subjects has given me an endless supply of inspiration to write about many different subjects. Whether it be through my songwriting, poetry, blog posts, or my books.

Describe your book in a few sentences.

Blood of the Wolf strives to take a fresh look some common creatures and spiritual beliefs while taking the reader in a different yet believable direction. The story follows the lead character Michael through an adventure of self discovery as it takes him down a path that will require him to make some very tough decisions in order to protect the ones he loves. Michael as well as the reader will come to find that everything they thought they knew about werewolves, vampires, angels and demons was only a sugar coat reality to save the child in all of us from the nightmares we would endure if we knew the truth.

Who would most appreciate your book?

I think anyone that has a love for the supernatural as well as anyone that loves very descriptive and graphic storytelling would get a kick out of this book. I have tested the book with various age groups and have found that there is no real age range when it comes to the appeal. Every bit of feedback I have gotten from people ranging in age from 18 to 60 has been great. Everyone loves it and wants more.

What inspired you to write your book?

This book as with all my writing was inspired by my dreams and my own philosophical views on life. This book in particular however stems from my own love for the supernatural along with my personal knowledge and experience with it. I have found over the years that a lot of what people read about supernatural beings and experiences couldn't be further from the truth and is most times embellished or polished to make it more appetizing. I like the dirty truth, the blunt facts; I don't like to pull punches just to save someones feelings. I like stirring up those emotional feelings in the pit of peoples stomachs because that is the core of a story you hate to put down.

Although your book is a scifi/fantasy book, it contains serious commentary on humanity. Is this something you set out to do? Or did it just evolve naturally? 

This story started out like all the others; it was just a cool idea. As it evolved however and I added the parts of me that make my stories so real and emotion stirring, it took on a life of it's own and started writing itself. It was like letting my subconscious spill forth on to the page.

Who was your favorite character to write?

My favorite character always has been Michael/Bloodfang because he is so like me. For all intents and purposes, minus the jaw dropping power he possesses, he is me. Right down to the name “Bloodfang” which is a name that was given to me by a Native American shaman. It meas “Destroyer of Evil”.

How do you think reading your book will impact people?

If the feedback I have gotten is any indicator I think people won't be able to put it down and will be left begging for more once they finish the book. Luckily it is the first in the series and I have 8 more books planned. If it can just make people think, smile, cry, laugh, or gasp in shock then I've done my job.

What is your favorite genre to read?

I actually enjoy reading books on Philosophy, Theology, Mythology, religious practices and beliefs of different cultures, and History because if we don't know our history then we are doomed to repeat it.

Can you tell us a bit about your writing process, from initial idea to line editing?

All my stories usually start with a dream or a flash I get in meditation. From there I write a rough outline so I know where the book is going from beginning to end. Once I have the outline I kind of let my subconscious take over. I go into somewhat of a zone and it almost becomes free writing; like I have a muse working through me. After the book is written I usually edit it about five or six times before I am happy enough with it that I am willing to release it to the public for their enjoyment.

What do you have in mind for your next project?

I'm actually taking a short break from the Blood of the Wolf series while I wait for the buzz to pick up around it. I am writing a Horror novel at the moment based in the old west surrounding two brothers that are direct descendents of Salem Witches. Once I finish this book though I will be moving on to the rest of the Blood of the Wolf series. As well as various other projects I have started ad put on the back burner until the time is right.

Anything else you’d like potential readers to know?

If anyone would like to find out more about my current events writing or random rants they can find me at my blog www.dirtysancheznolube.com so named for my views governments treatment of the people. They treat us like dirty whores and don't really pay us what we're worth.

An excerpt from Blood of the Wolf:

Michael spent a lot of time daydreaming all morning. His classes bored him for the most part. All the knowledge that had been imprinted into his mind during the change had given him a better understanding of the subjects he was studying than even the teachers themselves. His knowledge of the history of this planet, along with science, mathematics and many other subjects was greater than that of some of the most gifted scholars on the planet. 
His lack of interest in class had begun to annoy his Algebra teacher Mr. McKinley so he grabbed an eraser and threw it at the wall right above Michael’s head. Something he did quite often to get the attention of students who began to snooze in his class. Today his aim was off and the eraser raced towards Michael’s face. With Michael’s heightened awareness and lightning fast reflexes he grabbed the eraser inches before it hit him without even thinking. Mr. McKinley stood dumbfounded as Michael slowly lowered the eraser down to his desk with a look of irritation behind a cloud of chalk dust.  
Can I help you with something? 
The rest of the class looked on in anticipation, some snickering while others wondered if Michael was going to beat the teacher’s ass.  
Michael I’m sorry, I never meant for the eraser to hit you in the head. I was just trying to get your attention.  
Michael looked at him with a great deal of annoyance.   
Try calling my name.  
Alan leaned in from the desk next to him.   
Dude, he called your name three times.  
A little embarrassed and feeling kind of foolish Michael looked back at Mr. McKinley with a smile.  
Oh, well in that case, what can I do for you?  
Mr. McKinley looked at Michael for a second in complete confusion before continuing.
Well we were discussing the quadratic equation and since you seemed to be so into the subject, I figured maybe you could work out a problem on the board for us.
 
Michael smiled, because he knew that with his newly acquired intelligence there was virtually no problem Mr. McKinley could throw at him that he couldn’t figure out. So without even giving it a second thought, Michael approached the board and worked out the problem within seconds. Then he turned to Mr. McKinley with a cocky sense of accomplishment.   
The least you could have done is make it difficult. 
Mr. McKinley was not pleased with how smug Michael seemed to be acting.   
Oh, I’m sorry, I wasn’t aware we were in the presence of a modern day Einstein. Here, maybe this one will be more to your liking.  
He wrote out a long equation that took up most of the board. When he finished he smiled with a bit of satisfaction that he had made his point as he handed the chalk to Michael.  
Have at it.  
Michael shrugged as he took the chalk and approached the board. He stared at it calculating for a few moments and then wrote out the answer, much to the shock and disbelief of Mr. .McKinley. Michael turned to hand the chalk back to him as he stared at the board in disbelief. 
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