Science in Fiction: Where’s the Alpha Female?

On August 1, 2016, Posted by , In Science in Fiction, tagged in ,,,,, , With No Comments

I read a lot of paranormal romance novels, and especially on Wattpad, quite a few of them involve werewolves, and especially alpha males.  But I can’t help wondering… where’s the alpha female?  After all, if werewolves are designed after actual wolf packs in any way at all, there should be…

Displaced: Chapter 1

On September 4, 2015, Posted by , In Danielle's Writing,Displaced,Serial, tagged in ,,,, , With No Comments

The night air hung thick as sludge, reminding her of her Grandma’s milk gravy.  About as easy to breath in too.  Sam hated the weather here, and for the hundredth time, she swore to herself that she had to get away.  “Maybe Portland,” she mused.  “I would fit in in…

Science in Fiction: Physiology of a Werewolf

On September 1, 2015, Posted by , In Research,Science in Fiction,Writing, tagged in ,, , With No Comments

It happens almost every time you’re reading a werewolf book.  At some point, you’re reading along, and the author mentions something about the werewolf’s knees bending backwards, usually mid-shift or something.  I know, enough to make the average reader cringe a little, right?  But for someone with any of the…