Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Interview with T c Tombs, author of 'Run with the Wolves'

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 hor
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.
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.
“Beware of the full moon. This one is for all of the werewolf lovers!”
—Top Book Reviewers
A well-written and addictive first novel.
—Blue Ink Review
A well-developed, tightly plotted fantasy; readers will want installments two and three.
—Kirkus Reviews

How has your upbringing influenced your writing?

I was raised in Canada (just outside of Toronto) by parents who believed in the value of a good education and instilled in me both a work ethic - earning what you get in life; and a sense of fair play - allowing all others that same right to advance themselves. My parents loved to travel and explore new places. They loved to read and then to discuss and to debate the merits of what they read. It made for an environment in which I was encouraged to learn and to express myself.

When and why did you begin writing?

I started writing quite young and never stopped. I suppose it went hand-in-hand with reading. I like storytelling and the way you can create an adventure and a setting and scenarios in which characters are tested. I love the weaving of suspenseful moments and leaving the reader hanging and waiting for the resolution to come. It's like a literary roller-coaster ride.

What do you consider the most challenging thing about writing?

 I usually have a beginning and an end in mind. It's everything in between that's challenging.

Do you intend to make writing a career?

Yes, that is my intention. I've many more stories to tell.

Have you developed a specific writing style?

After writing and publishing these 3 books in the 'Run with the Wolves' trilogy (The Pack, The Oracle, and The Beast) - I suppose I have developed a specific writing 'style'. I like to create empathy for my characters. Everyone has flaws and everyone has merits. Whether they are protagonists or antagonists, they face and deal with the trials and tribulations of life.

What is your favorite quote?

My favorite quote? How about 'a picture tells a thousand words'. It's like a knife in the belly of every writer.


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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