Release: 9/1/2021

Contact:          Karen Ullo, editor


New Catholic and Orthodox Christian Press Releases First Full-Length Novel

Cumberland, Md. (September 1, 2021)—Chrism Press, WhiteFire Publishing’s new division for Catholic and Orthodox Christian fiction, released its first full-length novel: Brother Wolf by Eleanor Bourg Nicholson.

“Chrism Press is unique, both in its founding and in its robustly ecumenical mission,” editor Rhonda Ortiz said. “WhiteFire owners David and Roseanna White envision Chrism Press as a place for smart popular fiction that doesn’t quite fit in the existing markets. They believe that Catholic and Orthodox fiction will enrich not only their company’s offerings but the Christian market at large.”

With its classical and Victorian Gothic literary themes and Thomistic theological underpinnings, Brother Wolf is as distinctive a story as its publisher is in its mission. In this sister novel to A Bloody Habit (Ignatius Press, 2018), the vampire slayer Father Thomas Edmund Gilroy, O.P. returns to face occult demons, gypsy curses, possessed maidens, and tormented werewolves, accompanying a neo-pagan heroine, Athene Howard, in her search for adventure and meaning.

Brother Wolf is a book you don’t just read—you live in it,” said bestselling author Tim Powers. “It’s a splendid Gothic mystery and a convincing werewolf story with an endlessly intriguing cast of characters.”

To receive a review copy, schedule an author interview, or for more information, contact editor Karen Ullo at For a complete list of forthcoming Chrism Press titles, visit