My older son was the inspiration for, Werewolves Among Us. At the age of twelve I would help him with his paper route. He had seen a news segment on TV about the, chupacabra (goat-sucker), and the next morning he brought along this large flashlight to scare off any creatures of the night, and the, chupacabra. Needless to say I got a good chuckle at his expense.
A few months later I took over his paper route & expanded it to include some backwoods, hard to get to areas. Being a fan of horror since I was a young boy, I nervously laughed at myself when I too imagined strange creatures coming for me in the pitch black of the countryside. Thus Werewolves Among Us was born.
Although I was very familiar with the folklore of, werewolves, vampires, etc. I thought I would modify the perception of the werewolf myth and ideology a little, and though it’s been done before I changed a few things in my story. Some were, consequence of be injured by silver, the full moon, and the memory loss during an attack by the werewolf.
I’ve had little success with traditional publishers, as well a ebook publishers. I decided to publish on my own, and that too was not successful and heartbreaking. With the advice of fellow writer’s, I decided to add my book to Amazon Kindle & other readers available and see what happens. So far it’s been a slow-go, but I’ll keep my fingers crossed, and as promoting, I again have taken the advice of other writer’s.
I also promote my book on, FaceBook & Twitter.
About the book:
One chilly early October morning, the body of a newspaper carrier is found brutally mutilated. He's the first of more killing to baffle the detectives of the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office. NYC police officer, Mike Serrano, decides to visit his sister in the small town of Liberty, NY for some peace and quiet after the death of his fiancée, who was killed in a shootout.
Mike inadvertently becomes involved in the investigation with his brother-in-law, Marty Pietri, a Sullivan County Sheriff's deputy - Mike's former partner with the NYPD. Mike also meets a young woman with a secret of her own, as well as some of the town folk of Liberty, NY.
Born and raised in New York City, Martin A. Gonzalez is a member of the Public Safety Writer’s Association, a graduate of SUNY Empire State, a U. S. Navy veteran, and a retired police officer with the New York City police department where many of his stories and ideas come from.
Martin lives with his wife, Angie, and their German shepherd mix, Timber in the Catskills of Sullivan County, NY, and the father of two grown boys, Martin Jr. and Michael.
Martin is currently working on his second novel, a sequel - Werewolves Among Us: The Hunt
Marilyn, thank you very much,
WEREWOLVES AMONG US