It’s the Kitty Goes to War official release day!
While I try to put at least a little bit of relevant social commentary in all the books, this one is probably the most relevant I’ve done — tens of thousands of soldiers are returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, and many of them aren’t having any easier time of it than Tyler, Walters, and Vanderman. When I decided to write about werewolf soldiers, I knew I had to write about them coming home, rather than a perhaps more action-oriented storyline. The werewolf metaphor is useful for many things, including this.
Some info, and not-so-light-reading:
Final Salute: the Pulitzer Prize winning story on Marine casualty assistance calls — the officers who report to the family that their loved one isn’t coming home. Warning — don’t read this until you’re home and safe with plenty of space and time to cry your eyes out. (There’s a book as well.)
And now, an open discussion, if y’all want it. I expect there will be spoilers in the comments, so be warned.