Down from his Kelowna, B.C. home is debut novelist Tyrell Johnson, who is originally from Bellingham. He is here in the heart of the coldest, darkest season with a fine, future-set novel placed north of here, The Wolves of Winter (Scribner).
"With The Wolves of Winter, Johnson has created a stark, brutal and all too believable new world. The landscape and conditions are beautifully realized, the writing is deft, sure of itself and from the first page, you know you’re in the hands of a gifted storyteller. This is a stunningly written account of a young woman’s struggle and what a woman she is. Lynn is everything I want in a character; resilient, resourceful, charming and tough, she’ll stay with me for long time. A brilliant book, I loved it." —Beth Lewis.
“With elements of Cormac McCarthy's The Road and TV's “The Walking Dead,” the book gets off to a gripping start, blending visceral thrills with existential reflections...A stylishly written debut by a novelist to keep an eye on….Johnson's outdoor adventure novel is lifted by his command of natural settings and his understanding of family bonding under extreme duress.” —Kirkus Reviews.