Today I’m excited to interview T. F. Walsh. We have been blogging buddies for over two years. And she’s just published her first book, which I loved. You can find my review here. Without further ado, here’s T. F.
Book Release: CLOAKED IN FUR by T.F. Walsh
Hi, T.B. Thank you for having me on your blog today.
Your first novel, Cloaked In Fur, released on August 5th. Did you do anything to celebrate?
To be honest, I haven’t yet. I did lots of dances around the house in excitement. And with my birthday coming up, I plan to celebrate then 🙂
On your blog, you write about many mythological creatures. How did you decide to write about a moonwulf?
I’ve always been fascinated by mythical creatures, in particular werewolves. For Cloaked in Fur, I introduce three types of werewolves, and I needed to differentiate each with names that weren’t too complicated, but almost self-explanatory. So, a moonwulf is a half wolf, half human. The moon still controls them once a month. Outside the full moon, they can’t transform. Now, for those creatures who have complete control over their transformations, I’ve named them wulfkin. And lastly, the monstrous, blood-thirsty werewolves who have zero ability to hold back their appetite are called dracwulf.
How much research did you do about Daciana’s character and Romania?
For Daciana, I didn’t need to do a lot of research. Even before I started writing, she was in my head loud and clear. I knew exactly what she was like, what she wanted, and how she’d respond in different situations. But when it came to Romania, I did spend many hours reading up on setting, animals, Carpathian Mountains, cultures and I even watched YouTube tourist videos of the city of Brasov. And after enjoying every show / documentary I watched on wild wolves and packs, I feel comfortable to answer any question about them 🙂
Do you plot out your novels before you begin to write?
Definitely. I’m a plotter. I need to know where the story is going, what I want to happen at the end, and who the characters are before I start writing.
There is so much to explore about Daciana: her past, the pact, and her love life. Do you anticipate there will be many books in the series?
Right now I’m working on book 2, and notes for book 3 are taking form, so yes, there will be more in the series. And you’re right. There’s so much to explore 🙂 I want to say more, but I can’t give it away yet.
Have you ever had nightmares after doing your research or after writing?
Hmmm, no, not yet. But I have had nightmares after watching certain horror movies. The last one I recall is a documentary about a real ghost haunting. That night, I had to turn on every light in the house as I made my way to the bedroom. Hubby laughed at me 🙂
In your bio you said you balance the dark stuff by baking. Do you have a favorite recipe that soothes you, or do you like to try new ones?
I love baking. It’s my way to relax and forget everything. My go to recipe, which is easy and everyone seems to love are snickerdoodles. Here’s link to the recipe I use for anyone interested.
What’s the scariest book you ever read and why?
That’s a hard one. Not sure I could pin it down to just one since I’ve read so many. I’ll say the ones that stick in my mind are Stephen King’s It and Salem’s Lot, along with Richard Laymon’s The Traveling Vampire Show, The Beast House and The Midnight Tour.
I want to thank T. F. for stopping by. She’s a wonderful blogger and writer. I wish her luck with her first book release and I can’t wait for the second one to come out.
Cloaked in Fur is Available Now
A rogue werewolf is killing Daciana’s friends, and she sets on capturing the creature. She’ll do whatever it takes to stop the beast. The police and her boyfriend, Inspector Connell Lonescu, are starting to question her involvement in the murders, which is endangering the pack’s secret existence. But when the pack alpha kidnaps Connell, revealing the awful truth about the creature and its connection to the pack, Daciana must choose between saving the man she loves and saving her pack family from certain death.
Paranormal Suspense With Strong Romance
Buy Cloaked in Fur Here:
Publisher: Crimson Romance
About The Author
T.F. Walsh emigrated from Romania to Australia at the age of eight and now lives in a regional city south of Sydney with her husband. Growing up hearing dark fairytales, she’s always had a passion for reading and writing horror, paranormal romance, urban fantasy and young adult stories. She balances all the dark with light fluffy stuff like baking and traveling.