Regan Wolfrom (born at the tail end of the disco era) has come a long way from his 1986 debut novel Harry the Adventurous Hamster (currently out of print due to having never been published or completed). After a break from writing to attend puberty, and to eventually sell six packs of Molson Canadian to his misnamed crush, Moosehead Girl, Regan returned to the craft with reckless abandon and a gallon jug of iced tea with just a smattering of extremely cheap rum.
Regan is now the author of numerous short stories and an upcoming post-apocalyptic novel series with only one mention (so far) of zombie erections. Regan hopes to one day write a novel set on Mars while sitting in his boxer shorts on the actual Red Planet, and everything that comes before that is really just his way of saving up for the one-way trip.
Though Regan has been shafted by residency requirements in his pursuit of the MacArthur genius grant, his current fiction is considered to be of high caliber, reflecting a marked improvement in style and grammar from the aforementioned thing with the hamster. It also has far fewer graphic scenes of pound puppy plushes having sex in the back of a shoebox equipped with paper wheels.
What does Regan have to say about Regan?
“I recently passed up the chance to hassle Samuel L. Jackson.”
“I’ve always wanted to change my name to something boring, like Hugh Howey.”
“I know how to cook six things. None of them are oatmeal.”
“I write stories that are weird, a little dark, and definitely inappropriate for my children. It could be tough to keep that going when they get to be as old and weird as I am today.”
“Oh… and my dog is in love with me… like… in a disturbing way.”
For a more in-depth tour of Regan’s unresolved childhood issues, be sure to read one of his stories.
First came the comet. Then came the fires. Now we fight to save what’s left.
Baptiste, stranded 500 miles from his wife and daughter, at the northern edge of civilization, has made a vow to protect a teenage girl from the chaos that surrounds them. But as food and fuel runs out, and even friends prove they can’t be trusted, Baptiste realizes that this promise won’t be easy to keep.
What Other’s Are Saying About After the Fires Went Out : Coyotes
“The Fires Went Out is a very realistic post apocalyptic book dealing with the hardships a group, with very different backgrounds, must face in order to survive. Just like a rock star, Baptiste must deal with the topics of Drugs, Sex and Rock n Roll, except the Rock n Roll is replaced by a shotgun pointed at his head. I enjoyed reading how Baptiste tries to hold what bit of his sanity left in a world that is insane, even if he has to shoot you to do it.” – Mike
“This book surprised me. I was thinking that it would only be a fight for survival, but it is also about the people in it and it made me laugh too. The hero means well but is flawed and that made him seem more real to me.” – R. Verbeck
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