Category: Administration

Technical and administrative notes about Werewolf News dot com.

The Lost November

Hello again for the first time in a month (holy) and a half (shit)! Something happened in November that meant I got to (and had to) write the draft for a novel. I’m sorry for the long unexplained absence, and I’m grateful to Craig J. Clark for keeping things alive with not one but two great Full Moon Features.

Nobody likes to read these sheepish “I’m back” posts, so instead of this, why not read the post that’s going to follow it in like 30 seconds? There’s lots to catch up on, so let’s get back to that good werewolf stuff!

The Big American Road Trip Vacation

If you hadn’t noticed from the dearth of posts, I’m on vacation! My wife and I are driving 10,000 km (6,200 miles) around America. Internet access and time to research & write posts are scarce. I’ll be back the weekend of June 25th.

In the meantime, Craig J. Clark has a great Full Moon Features werewolf movie review coming up on the 19th, and June 20th is #DrawAWerewolfDay.

Total werewolves encountered on this road trip so far: 2.

I’m writing a novel

I’m writing my first novel.

The draft will be around 120,000 words, if my outline is even remotely accurate. I’ve been trying to put down 1,000 words a day since the beginning of the month. That’s an ambitious daily goal for a slow writer like me, and I’m not quite making it, but I’m getting closer with each day.

I’m finding some comforting parallels between this effort and the 4 months I spent training for my first marathon, which I ran the day before I started writing this novel. Getting up early to run or write, grinding out 10 miles or three pages when I’d rather be reading or having a leisurely breakfast (especially when my goal was 12 miles or five pages) and then knowing I have to do it again tomorrow… it can be miserable, but the delight and satisfaction that comes from the cumulative result far outweighs the disappointments.

My posting schedule here will continue to be sporadic as I dedicate my daily commutes and lunch breaks to the novel. My goal is to get the first 30,000 words done as quickly as possible, then take a break to write more here and focus on Werewolves Versus Music while that first quarter draft mellows. In the meantime, I appreciate your patience and your continued readership.

I’m superstitious and shy and I’ve learned to under-promise and over-deliver, so I’ll share just two things about this novel for now. The working title is “Lilly & Jack”, and one of those two people is a werewolf.

The person who runs Werewolf News has a little announcement

Art by Tandye

Today, March 31st, is Transgender Day of Visibility, which is why I’m happy (and nervous) to tell you that the person who runs this site is trans. I’m Angela. Hi.

I stopped going by “Andrew” on this site and elsewhere a few years ago – most people in my life know me as “Angela” or “AQ”. I never mentioned it here on Werewolf News before now because it’s not germane to the site’s content, but in light of all the recent anti-trans legislation being passed around the United States, I feel like positive visibility is more important than ever. Things are getting better around the world for LGBT folks, but there’s still a lot of work to be done.

visibility infographic update 2015

If you’re LGBTQ and struggling, you’re not alone. If you’re straight and/or cisgender and don’t really care about trans people because you “don’t know a trans person”, well now you do!

It’s nice to be out here, finally – the people I’ve met over the years that I’ve been running this site are some of the best people I know, and it’s a relief to stop maintaining any kind of separation of identity between “person who runs Werewolf News” and literally every other facet of my daily life. I’m @aquinton on Twitter if you want to say hi.

Happy Trans Day of Visibility!

New Theme

In what’s become an almost yearly tradition, I’ve just created a new theme for this site. This year I’ve reworked things to be as simple as possible.

My main goal with this revision was to focus on the stuff I like to write, and that you like to read: individual posts. That means removing a bunch of stuff, including

  • the jumbo photo header
  • featured posts from the home page
  • “related” links and the mini sponsor badge at the bottom of single post pages
  • category links
  • mandatory featured photos

The full text of each post is now visible on the homepage, too – no more “first three lines, then click to read more”.

I used to be a designer but I’ve recently come to the realization that I’ll only ever be moderately competent in that arena. Consequently I’ve been cribbing layouts and concepts from other, more talented folks. The outgoing design was pretty much a (credited) blatant rip-off of Tools and Toys. This one borrows pretty heavily from Daring Fireball, with a little touch of Lore.

If you find anything broken, weird or illegible, please let me know in the comments for this post, or on Twitter.

As always, thanks for reading!

Wind storm means power & internet outage

Just a quick note to let readers know that due to an unexpectedly intense wind storm, I and many others in the metro Vancouver have been without power or reliable internet since Saturday. Posts will resume as soon as both of those things return.

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Werewolf News Patreon

Hello! I’d like to spend more time writing for this site and the Supernatural Registration Authority and less time taking on side jobs I’m not really into. To help make that possible I’ve created a Patreon! (more…)

Upcoming site changes

Hey, friends! I’m working on an update to the features and layout of this site – changes that will make it easier for me to share all the great werewolf stuff that’s out there. (more…)


Apologies for the recent lack of posts. Other than a once-monthly post by Craig, it’s just me running this site, and I have been very busy with my day job and two side projects I need to finish in order to make my financial advisor retrieve my credit card from the deep freeze. (more…)