Greetings Earthlings! Welcome to my galaxy. I am Katherine Blakeney – author, animator, archaeologist and intergalactic stardigger. 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’m now represented by James McGowan of BookEnds Literary Agency.
If you are an aspiring Archaeologist of Outer Space (commonly known as a Stardigger) or see your future career in Scent Hunting, contact me to discuss your unfortunate predilections. We can form a support group – I’m always ready to listen.