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Werewolves Before Halloween at the Santa Monica Library

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By Lookout Staff

October 21, 2015 -- Those interested in the lore of the werewolf and its shape-shifting abilities are in for a hair-raising experience at the Santa Monica Library just in time for Halloween.

Mari Hamill, whose novel “Werewolf Nights” is a “kitschy twist” on the horror thriller genre will discuss the mythology of the werewolf, as well as its history in popular culture on Thursday, October 29 at 7 p.m. in the Main Library’s MLK, Jr. Auditorium.

The book tell the story of actress Catherine Mercy, who, after warnings about werewolves throughout her life, falls for her leading man, Greg Byron, whose features turn lupine after he is bitten by a wolf.

Catherine, whose family's history resembles the movie script, “must determine if her family legend is true and act to save Greg and their budding relationship,” according to advance publicity for the book.

Werewolf Nights “blends fantasy, intrigue, and passion to create a chilling and unique story,” organizers said. A book sale and signing follows the program.

Hamill – whose love of fantasy began in her family’s comic book store in Puerto Rico – has English and literature degrees from Harvard, the Sorbonne Nouvelle and the University of Michigan.

After living in Guaynabo, Cambridge, Boston, Ann Arbor, Middlebury, Montreal, Lausanne, Paris, Venice, Vallejo and Chapel Hill, the multilingual Hamill moved to Venice, California, where she currently lives, organizers said. She dedicates her free time to community service.

This event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited and on a first-arrival basis. The Santa Monica Public Library is wheelchair accessible.

For special disabled services, call Library Administration at (310) 458-8606 at least one week prior to event. For more information, visit or contact the Santa Monica Public Library at (310) 458-8600.

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