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I consider Claws Out to be the first original series I created. Though I made a spin-off of Primeval Stories, I asked others to help me create the cast. Claws Out felt very much the opposite. I wanted to create a Teen Wolf spin-off because I wanted an entirely new cast of characters, who I formulated over the entire first series. Interestingly, I started writing the first episode with only Dylan, Jono and Yasmin created! Drew was written in as I went through that episode, with Lily in episode 2, and Freddie and Josh later in the series.
Characterisation is a huge part of why I love writing Claws Out so much. The character of Dylan is based on myself, and I made sure Dylan wasn't the typical, alpha-male stereotypical hero, but rather a less confident yet very moral leader who always put his friends before him.
I started Claws Out just before I turned 21 - many years after I wrote Rips Through Time - and Claws Out is the series I remain most dedicated towards, and I feel a huge sense of pride to look at the characters and storylines I've created.
As the exam season approaches and summer is in sight, Dylan is faced with his most terrifying ordeal yet. He and his pack are stalked by a young girl, with deathly black eyes, causing fear beyond anything they had experienced before. To make matters worse, they are being trolled by somebody who knows their secret. With one team member down, how will Dylan make it through to save his new extended family?
Dylan's relationships are pushed to the limit as his mum now knows his secret. While he struggles to cope with her disapproving reaction, Dylan learns to rely on Jono when a mind-twisting threat arrives in Crystalshaw. With Drew suffering from the side effects of the Téras, will the pack be able to survive?
3: The Key
5: Road Trip
When unusual and horrifying corpses appear around Crystalshaw, Dylan and Jono are thrown into a new investigation. With the discovery of experiments on supernatural creatures, Dylan has to fight to protect his pack, as well as keeping Jono safe as he struggles to control his new abilities. Can Dylan pull his pack together, in spite of missing memories and disorientation, before a new threat is unleashed onto Crystalshaw?
As the pack experience a heap of fresh starts, including the start of senior year and Lily moving away for college, pressure rises high when an epidemic among supernaturals threatens their existence. In addition, Dylan comes face-to-face with another alpha - one that is not keen to share territory with an existing pack. When two packs collide, who will emerge victorious?
1: New Normal
2: Fire Alarm
3: Almost Home
With his pack assuming he's dead, Dylan's survival depends on himself as he's trapped within the dangerous Lunar Sanctum, but what is it that they want? With Jono slowly but surely moving on, and the pack distracted by a deadly new creature, Dylan teams up with Jeremy and a new friend to save himself. Will he escape? Will the pack reunite?
1: Clean Slate
2: Safety Net
5: The Siren
College beckons for Dylan and the pack, giving each of them the chance to start afresh. However, when a professor is drowned at a party, they soon realise that their old life may not be so easy to escape. What do Yasmin's increasingly vivid visions mean? How will Sammi and Jeremy cope at school alone?
1: Welcome Home
4: The Decision
5: Daddy Issues
7: The Test
With the first year of college under their belts, Dylan and the pack return home for the summer, but their break is far from restful. Haunted by visions that start to become true, Jono has to fight to keep control of his body. With Oscar missing and two looming threats about to clash, how will Dylan bring the pack back together to save Crystalshaw?
2: Humans Suck
Separated by necessity for seven years, Dylan and Jono have built their own lives. Dylan has a new boyfriend and a new flat, while Jono's still struggling to move on, but when an unexpected event brings them together again, will the magic still be there? Can the pack reunite in time to stop the Forsyth cult? Will the Nemeton's curse ever be broken?
When the body of a young girl is found in the lake, Dylan and the pack face a new challenge to test their mental strength. With Harry's family around, Dylan and Jono's reunion is far from the plain-sailing dream they had envisaged, while the Forsyth cult continue to make their presence known at the high school. The pack must band together to survive, but will they pull together in time? And why is Josh back in Crystalshaw?