Monday, July 22, 2013

Tour Kick Off - Meet and Greet - Wolves of Calderwood: Dead Angels

Horror/Urban Fantasy
Date Published: 3/16/2013

Early morning and a woman lies dead in the street, her end violent and strange. 
A man loses his mother. A detective finds himself caught between, between the city and  the underworld. A wolf wanders aimlessly in search of a killer, in search of an end. All  three are haunted by ghosts of half-remembered moments; all three, trapped in a city,  this city that holds its secrets loose and its citizens tight. This city of dogs. This city of  demons. Calderwood.

#1 – Do You See Writing as a Career?

I'm heading off to medical school in under a month, so probably not. I see it more as a beloved hobby or perhaps even a secondary career. I think having a primary career is important when it comes to writing.  Financial benefits aside, it gives you access to experiences that may heavily influence your writing. George Orwell wrote about his experiences as a tutor and being homeless in “Down and Out In Paris and London”, which is one of my favorite books. Even working at a call center can be inspiring if you find ways to make it so.

#2 – What was the Hardest Part of Your Writing Process?

I guess my biggest problem is sitting down and actually writing a story. I have notebooks filled with scenes or lines that I was randomly inspired to write. The worst part is taking them and filling in the blanks. I guess that's the unsexy part of writing: cohesion.

#3 – Did you have any One Person Who Helped You Out with Your Writing Outside of Your Family?

Yes, Jess, a close of friend of mine. The book was actually dedicated to her. She had the patience to sit and read my book over and over again. Even with scenes that she had read one hundred times, she was willing to offer up new suggestions. She was also brutally honest, to the point that it stung sometimes. In one scene I had written, there was a line that struck her as a little “crime-story-cut-to-commercial-zinger”. So she wrote out the CSI:Miami theme song in the margins. Every writer needs a Jess in their life.

#4 – What is next for your writing?

As I said, I'm starting up medical school in a month, but I have every intention to keep going with writing. It's a great way for me to unwind and escape the stressors of my life. My favorite thing to do is to go to my local bar, have a drink, and write. And maybe eat. A lot. Whatever gets the job done.

#5 – Do you have an addiction to reading as well as writing? If so, what are you currently reading?

Absolutely I do. I am currently reading “The Angel's Game” by Carlos Ruiz Zaf√≥n. It's a follow up of sorts to one of my favorite books: “The Shadow of the Wind”. After that, I'm shifting over to nonfiction to read “Panic in Level 4” by Richard Preseton”. He has a special talent for describing in terrifying detail diseases that will kill us all one day.

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Dead Angels tells the story of one girl's unusual death and its effect on the citizens of Calderwood, a city known for its unusual deaths.

This or That?

#1 - iPd or Mp3? Mp3

#2 – Chocolate or Vanilla? I can't say mint? Chocolate.

#3 – Mashed Potatoes or French Fries? French Fries

#4 – Comedy or Drama? Drama

#5 – Danielle Steel or Nicholas Sparks? Nicholas Sparks, though I've read neither.

#6 – Fantasy or Reality? Fantasy.

#7 – Call or Text? Text

#8 – Public School or Home School? Public School

#9 – Coffee or Hot Chocolate? Hot chocolate.

#10 – eBook or Paperback? Ebook. 

Madelyn Serrato was born in California and attended college in Washington, where she received a BA in Psychology.  
She currently resides in Arizona and will start medical school by the end of the summer. When not writing, she   enjoys boxing, reading, and watching terrible movies with friends. Wolves of Calderwood has been a labor of love   for many years and is her first published novel. Join her mailing list at

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