Greetings Earthlings! Welcome to my galaxy. I am Katherine Blakeney – author, animator, illustrator, film historian and archaeologist. I am pleased to meet you.
Raised by an archaeologist mother, I grew up among museums and excavation sites, where I developed an unhealthy fascination with ancient art and mythology. As I grew up I decided to explore a more practical facet of my life and studied stop motion animation at the School of Visual Arts in New York. Unfortunately, I didn’t stop there. My demented craving for education whisked me away to the most haunted city in Europe, Edinburgh, Scotland. There I conducted some very location-relevant research on monsters in silent film and went so far as to get a PhD in the subject. I am now a fully qualified (silent) Demonologist. In my rare minutes of freedom I scaled a dormant volcano called Arthur’s Seat to commune with Celtic demons and the ghosts of ancient Picts.
These days, I live on an island in the Atlantic Ocean dividing my time between bringing 12”-tall people to life in my studio in New York, excavating ancient tombs in the desert, and researching Gothic literary monsters in silent film. I have published numerous articles on film and archaeology and my independent short films have screened at various international film festivals including the Edinburgh Fringe.
My debut novel, a Young Adult Science Fiction story called Digging in the Stars (Scent Hunters Book 1) was released by Blaze Publishing March 28, 2017.
I am represented by Kaitlyn Johnson of Belcastro Agency for my novel The Potter (working title).
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