Shifter stories are incredibly popular and most cultures have their own version, be it wolves, foxes, or ... jaguars ...
For his story, The Adventures of Zero: The Quest for Wormsroot Fellowship of Fantasy author, Vincent Trigili, takes on these mythical monsters.
When the opportunity to write for this anthology came along, I knew that everyone would jump on the more well-known creatures, such as dragons, so I decided to try to find a lesser known create to pull into the spotlight. Through random Google searching, I discovered the legend of the Werejaguar. They grew out of the myths and legends of the indigenous people of the Americas, those that were here before Europeans came. Being a descendant of those people, I felt it would be good to highlight our story of the Werejaguar.
During my research of the Werejaguars, I also came across similar legends from other cultures around the world and decided to add Weretigers into the mix. Since I had very little hard information to work on for either, I built a culture around the Werecreatures, and the story draws on that deeper backdrop.
You can read about Vincent's werejaguars when the anthology goes live!