Hi, there. My name is Greta, and I write fairy tales for the wicked. I have no interest in heroes. I write villains. You know the type. Dark, handsome, ruthless. Probably has plans for world domination and a huge…ahem…heart. Otherwise, I’m an avid reader, a lover of music, and a comic book snob. Mostly, I spend my days writing.
Please tell us about your books.
New Gotham is my fictional world and the root of my series. All my books are retellings of classical literature, fairy tales, or sometimes a mashups of both. I try to stay close to the original tale or text, which means expect stories with some grit. In New Gotham, fairy tales are about the struggle. I think we should celebrate the struggle.
Also, while I give my monsters my own twist, I try to write them as they were originally depicted in mythology. This makes them “Horror” grade monsters in a paranormal contemporary world. If you’re looking for “soft-core” paranormal, where werewolves and shifters are cuddly and cute, beware.
What inspired you to write Cry Wolf?
This book originated as a short story that was published in an anthology. Soon after its release readers requested a second book, which I gave them. I was never truly satisfied with the way I had written either story, so I decided to dedicate myself to rewriting the tales. This was also be the first time we took an intimate look at New Gotham’s shifters and werewolves. I had a blast creating their culture and exploring the challenges they face in a world where monsters and humans are struggling to live together peacefully.
The root of the plot and the characters were, of course, mainly inspired by Aesop’s the Boy Who Cried Wolf tale, the symphonic fairy tale Peter and the Wolf, and David P. Mannix’s The Fox and the Hound.
How much time per week do you spend writing / editing your work?
I write fulltime, and I work fulltime.
For my writing career, I divide my free time between marketing (25%), editing (25%), and writing (50%). Right now, I’m averaging anywhere from 50 – 60 hour work weeks.
What are you working on at the moment?
Readers have asked to read about Peter’s brother, Sebastian. I aim to please. (wink)
Title: Cry Wolf
Author: Greta Stone
Genre: M/M Urban fantasy
Everything you know is a lie.
Sly fox, misanthrope, and resident comic nerd, Peter, has earned his nickname as the Boy Who Cried Wolf. He’s surrounded by chaos. It doesn't matter if Peter has angelic intentions or diabolical plans—mass pandemonium will ensue. When he mimics the howl of a long-lost friend, the consequences are disastrous.
With no recollection of his past, the wolf, Luca, remains hidden in the shadows. Otherwise, he'll have no future. But when someone steals Luca’s howl and forces him to investigate, he ends up stranded with a mouthy fox who insists they were friends once upon a time.
The Underwood is a dangerous place.
They have two choices: work together or die.
Experience the timeless story of friendship, love, and loss in a Gothic, realistic retelling of your favorite childhood classics, Aesop's fable The Boy Who Cried Wolf and David P. Mannix's classic novel The Fox and the Hound.
Greta is the unruly offspring of a tiger and a dragon. She spends most of her time reading, stalking Goodreads, and harassing other authors with pranks.
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