A Wolf By Any Other Name

Susan Krinard on Werewolves and the Women Who Love Them

Interview by Kassia Krozser

Susan Krinard, trained as a visual artist, turned to writing when a friend – after reading a short story that Susan had written – suggested that she try her hand at romance novels. The rest, as they say, is history. Susan sold her first book, Prince of Wolves, to Bantam. Since that time, Susan’s books have made their way onto several bestseller lists and the author continues to break ground as she explores the worlds of werewolves, vampires, and ghosts – typical Susan Krinard characters.

A native Californian, Susan lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband, Serge Mailloux, a dog and two cats.

Subversion: The new one is Touch of the Wolf. Can you tell us a little more about this book?

Susan Krinard: I’ve always loved writing about my race of loups-garous, or werewolves, and I’ve had an idea for some time that I wanted to create an entire werewolf “family tree,” stretching back into history. I also wanted to try a series, so I decided to set the first of this loosely based “trilogy” in Victorian England, with the remaining two books set in America in the late 1800’s. Continue reading