Author Guest Post With Emily Pohl-Weary

Emily Pohl-Weary has kindly agreed to guest post here about her work, and share her inspiration for becoming a writer in honor of her newest release, Not Your Ordinary Wolf Girl.
 

 About The Author:
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Award-winning author Emily Pohl-Weary has published five books, a series of comics, and a literary magazine. Not Your Ordinary Wolf Girl, her teen werewolf novel, is forthcoming this fall (2013) from Skyscape (U.S.) and Penguin (Canada).

 

She’s currently writing a new collection of poetry and a screenplay, Life on the Edge, which received support from Astral Media’s Greenberg Fund.

 

In 2008, Emily founded the Toronto Street Writers, a free writing group for inner-city youth in the neigbourhood where she grew up. For three years, she also led a weekly writing workshop for residents of Sagatay (Na-Me-Res), a long-term transitional home for First Nations, Metis and Inuit men. Her writing workshops focus on writing skills, creative empowerment, learning tools for conflict-resolution, and finding our own unique voices.

 

In late 2011, she and Jesse Hirsh founded the Academy of the Impossible, a community learning and arts center where people teach each other how to achieve their dreams through innovative artistic, technological, social and literacy programs.


Find Emily Pohl-Weary online:

Official Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

 Guest Post:
I’m always seeing monsters lurking in dark alleys and picture them bounding up misty hills. When Sam sprang into my mind, I had this quote rattling in my head that goes something like: “We have seen the monster, and it is us.” Since I’m rather obsessed by the teen years, I started to imagine this shy, artsy girl who gets bit by a wolf and begins to act erratically. Her hairy monster self is a reflection of the inner changes.
About The Book:
17944655Title: Not Your Ordinary Wolf Girl
Author: Emily Pohl-Weary
Publisher: Penguin
Published: September 24th 2013

Sometimes Living in the Big Apple Really Bites!

Eighteen-year-old rock star Sam Lee isn’t like other girls. She’s the super-talented bass player and songwriter for an all-girl indie band and an incurable loner. Then one night after a concert in Central Park, she’s attacked by a wild dog.

Suddenly, this long-time vegetarian is craving meat–the bloodier, the better. Sam finds herself with an unbelievable secret and no one she trusts to share it. And so begin the endless lies to cover up the hairy truth…

When a new girl gang appears in the city–with claws and paws–Sam suspects there’s a connection to her own inner beast. Trapped in a tug-of-war between her animal and human selves, forced to choose between the guy who sparked her carnal appetite and the one who makes her feel like a normal teenage girl, Sam has to unravel the mysteries of the werewolf world before her bandmates, her mother, and the media catch up to her.

 

Buy Not Your Ordinary Wolf Girl online:
Goodreads | Book Depository
Happy reading until next time!
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