MARK J. ENGELS
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Afflicted, exploited, and deadly…
Teenaged Pawly discovers her secret werecat heritage after unexpectedly morphing one Halloween night. Desperate to find an outlet for her and her twin brother's growing bloodlust before they go feral, Pawly's blended human-werecat family begs a Chicago-area drug cartel for help. Her uncle Ritzi, meanwhile, scrambles to develop an alternate way the twins might satisfy their lethal urges. Resuming his deported father's scientific research, Ritzi draws notice from an elder werecat representing a rogue state keen on the twins' potential. When a cartel enforcer is found savagely mauled following the twins' first job, Ritzi insists Pawly and her brother enlist in the rogue state's service to ensure their safety. But their father, a Navy sailor critically wounded in recent combat, would rather die than risk being separated from his children again—which Pawly soon realizes is no idle threat.
Photo credit: Mary Christopherson
Boyhood interests in trains and electronics fostered my career as an electrical engineer, designing and commissioning signal and communications systems for railroads and rail transit agencies across the United States. Authoring rail industry trade magazines articles led me to write novel-length fiction, inspired by my beloved anime, manga and anthropomorphic fandoms. Growing up in Michigan never far from the Great Lakes, my wife, son and I live in Wisconsin with a dog who naps beside me as I write.
I am a member of Allied Authors of Wisconsin, one of the state's oldest writing collectives, and the Furry Writer’s Guild, dedicated to supporting, informing, elevating, and promoting quality anthropomorphic fiction and its creators.
S. Evan Townsend - Speculative Fiction Cantina Podcast
S. L. Mewse - Interview With a Werewolf
"Scratch" & "Ivic Wulfe" - South Afrifur Pawdcast
J Lenni Dorner - Operation Awesome Debut Author Spotlight
Katie Hamstead Teller - Son of a Pitch Success Story
Rebecca R. Cahill - Author Talks
Matt Doyle - In Depth on Matt Doyle Media
Tibetan Lemonade - On Fandoms and Storytelling
Fond du Lac Reporter - From Tracks to Werecats
Wordslinger Podcast - Werecats in a "No Werewolf" Zone
Jaleta Clegg - The Far Edge of Normal
Read. Write. Repeat Podcast - Coghlan & Engels with Kelsey Stone
Read. Write. Repeat Podcast - Williams & Engels with Kelsey Stone
Tom Cannon & Dixie Jarchow - Author Showcase
Artwork Inspired by the Novel
Concept Art by Brett Brooks
Doodle by Rysia (dba Lynxurious)
Promotional Illustration by Jon Fish dba Erick Hyde
Concept Art by Brett Brooks
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