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©2017-2019 by Mark J. Engels.

Author

MARK J. ENGELS

Always Gray in Winter

Now out of print. Read an excerpt (courtesy of Tibetan Lemonade.)

The modern day remnant of an ancient clan of werecats is torn apart by militaries on three continents vying to exploit their deadly talents. Born in an ethnic Chicago neighborhood following her family's escape from Cold War-era Poland, were-lynx Pawly flees underground to protect her loved ones after genetically-enhanced soldiers led by rogue scientist and rival werecat Mawro overrun her Navy unit in the Gulf of Oman. Pawly's family seeks her out in a desperate gambit to return their ancestral homeland and reconcile with their estranged kinsmen. But when her human lover arrives to thwart Mawro's plan to weaponize their feral bloodlust, Pawly must face a daunting choice:  preserve her family secrets and risk her lover's life or chance her true nature driving him away forever.

Details about the trade paperback at Amazon.

Kindle ebook now out of print.

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Photo credit: Mary Christopherson

About Me

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.

Interviews:

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

M. L. Moos - The Ambassador's Daughter blog

Jaleta Clegg - The Far Edge of Normal

Blaise Ramsay - FyreSyde Publishing

Read. Write. Repeat Podcast - Coghlan & Engels with Kelsey Stone

Read. Write. Repeat Podcast - Williams & Engels with Kelsey Stone

MJ with Joy D. Fanning - The Aspiring Author Blog

Tom Cannon & Dixie Jarchow - Author Showcase

Teresa Keefer - Musings From The Woods

 
 

Always Gray in Winter

Artwork Inspired by the Novel
 
Contact Me

What I like most about being an author is interacting with readers and making new friends. Please use the form at the right to send me your questions and comments.

 
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Pawly Character Design

Concept Art by Overlord_JC

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