Interview with Marie Pennington

Are there any adult contents in any of the "Dreadwolf Series" publications?
There are some situations that may not be appropriate for children, however there are no sexual acts. There is a bit of cussing, and some overactive hormonal situations, and the violence of human sacrifices and slayings. I didn't list them as "Young Adult" because of those reasons. I don't consider it inappropriate for young adults say 16 years or older, however if a parent were to ask it was okay for their child; I would tell them to read it first, because only a parent knows what they think is okay for their children.
What age group do you think 'The Dreadwolf Series' is appropriate for?
As I said there is some violence, a bit of hormones and some cussing, so I would say read it before your children do. So before you tell your teenager 'no' read it first.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Actually I do. It was a short story and it it wasn't really that long ago. I use to stick with writing poetry. I was a closet writer that very seldom showed my writings. With encouragement from my writer's groups, I decided to write my first Novel. I didn't make it past the first chapter when my idea for the Dreadwolves hit me hard. I was responding to a request from one of my groups leaders when she made the comment she would love to see history and supernatural fiction come together in a single novel. I decided on the Aztecs right and werewolves. I didn't want just another werewolf story though and that's when it hit me, why not create a new werewolf from an ancient society and make them unique in one form or another.

As it turns out the Dreadwolves have a few traits unique to them. One of which is you must be born a dreadwolf. You can't get bitten and change at the next moon. It's either in your bloodline to become one or it's not. That's brings me to another difference; Dreadwolves have been named such due to the fear factor I have set upon them. Until their teen years 'Dreadwolves' are nothing more than a myth to the dreadwolf children in my stories. So when they become terrified for their very life, because a Dreadwolf suddenly appears to them, it creates a fear so powerful that they change forms. They become a full fledged Dreadwolf. Some descendants never turn wolf and some who change, never return to their human forms.

Dreadwolves stories are the first I started that have actually been finished or rather that at least has finished storis that are published. Though it is a Series in the works and the ones published are just the beginning of the Dreadwolf Series that I am working on writing.
Describe your desk
Please don't look at my desk. It's a completely organized mess I assure you. :)
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
You mean to tell me there's a time when one doesn't write? Of course I am joking, although I do a fair amount of writing at this point in my life.

I love to bake, I'm attending courses in College, and sometimes I'm just trowing a stuffed animal for my Chihuahua Sammy to fetch. Since he very persistent at times that can take up quite a bit of time.
What do you read for pleasure?
Romance, mystery, supernatural, and such.

I actually have a pretty wide interest in fiction, and I like to read history as well. As for History, it matters not if it's actual historical events or if it's a fictional rendition of the past. I think that my passion for the past comes from Laura Ingalls Wilder's "Little House Series." I loved the books and even the television series "Little House on the Prairie" was one of my favorites.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Kindle PC at the moment. Though I would love to get something I can take with me when I leave the house, and that's smaller than my laptop. Since I hold other priorities over my desires, I will wait to purchase one though.
When did you first start writing?
In high school, I remember having to sit in the hallway for passing around poems in science class.

Sorry Mr. D. :) I assure you I am paying better attention in class these days though. Grades are everything when you wish to succeed.
Published 2013-12-07.
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Books by This Author

Dreadwolves on the Run
Series: Dreadwolf Series, Independant short story. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,300. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A very short story about a dreadwolf couple in a fight or flight situation.
Dreadwolves: A son's Revenge
Series: Dreadwolf Series, Short Story Introduction. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,680. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Historical » Paranormal
Revenge for the Dreadwolf leader Tozi, boils in the heart of her enemy. Coaxoch has waited eighteen long years to get her revenge, and finally the time has come. Join her son Xipil, as he attempts to do his mother bidding in her desperation to get even with the Dreadwolf leader. Will his mother's lust for revenge be appeased? Or will Xipil become a victim to the Dreadwolves?