Genre, Metaphor, Twitter Pitch Contests, and Feminist Werewolf Novels with Author Rachel Harrison

We are so happy to speak with author Rachel Harrison about her new feminist werewolf novel, Such Sharp Teeth! This isn’t horror as you’d normally expect it—the cover is pink, the setting includes Target and Starbucks, and the main character is a twin just trying to get control over her new werewolf tendencies—and her love life.

We talk about werewolf metaphors for how we can’t control everything (or even most things) about our bodies, how genre is a loose concept that can have one book shelved everywhere from women’s fiction to thriller to horror, and how #PitDark set off an incredibly fast rise from unagented, to agented, to published.

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