An Interview With Mary Shelley

It was an honour and an all-round wonderful experience to be asked to judge the Dead Romantic Interviews writing competition for Edge Hill University’s Romantic Lives Conference. There were a lot of terrific entries and it was difficult to choose a winner. You can read the winning entries here. To kick-start the competition, I wrote my own interview with… of […]

Frankenstein Documentary

It was a privilege and great fun to be interviewed by French director Jean-Baptiste Péretié for his upcoming documentary about Frankenstein. Jean-Baptiste, whose other films include La Revanche des Geeks, La Galerie France, and Moi, Candidat, wanted the interview to have a gothic vibe. Luckily, my husband John’s photographic studio was near at hand, replete with Victorian cameras, curiosity cabinets […]

Recent Interviews

Here are a couple of recent interviews from the publicity for The American Girl. I really enjoyed doing these. The Killer Inside My Holiday Killer Reads Interview When Life Is Creepier Than Fiction The Strand Magazine

The Secret Mother

It was a great pleasure to interview Victoria Delderfield at the launch of her debut novel, The Secret Mother, at Urmston Library in Manchester on Wednesday night – an event hosted by the lovely people from Urmston Bookshop. Vicky and I took the Creative Writing MA at Lancaster at the same time and she workshopped parts of her novel on the course. I remember […]

Good Morning Scotland

I had a lot of fun going in the little Tardis space-booth at Manchester’s Media City and doing this radio interview with Good Morning Scotland about The Monster’s Wife and the Scottish first book of the year award.   My bit starts at 2:42 or so. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04lssz2

Article in The Scotsman

I was thrilled to wake up to this lovely article by Alistair Munro of The Scotsman: A novel dubbed a sequel to Frankenstein, that tells the story of the monster’s bride, was inspired by a trip to Orkney, the author has said. Kate Horsley, whose debut novel The Monster’s Wife is shortlisted for the Saltire First Book of the Year prize, even set her story […]

Interview with Female First

Extract from my interview with Lucy Moore at Female First: What made you want to re-envision Frankenstein? About three years ago, I went to see Danny Boyle’s adaptation of Frankenstein, with Benedict Cumberbatch and Johnny Lee Miller alternating in the roles of doctor and creature. There’s a scene in the play where Victor Frankenstein is on Orkney. He stands in a dark room with a naked woman he […]

Review of Vanitas Exhibition

Many thanks to Melissa Tricoire for this lovely review of John Brewer’s and my exhibition at the Double Negative Darkroom, Hackney! Here’s an extract – “Magic emanates from Brewer’s still lifes, creating a theatre of curiosities with human skulls, candles, medical instruments, tarot cards and other memento mori. The photographer’s series of acrylotype plates entitled Fragmented Dolls is remarkable for its artistry and […]