New York City, 1962. Midwest farm girl and local beauty queen Meg Harrison, a vampire raised by her mother to resist the temptation of human blood, arrives in the Big Apple to fulfill her dream of becoming an actress while working as a Bunny at Manhattan's hip, new Playboy Club. Meg, who wants to prove herself as an actress without using her special vampire gifts, auditions for a new Gothic soap opera, Dark Passages – winning the role of 'Margie', a small-town waitress. Meg and the rest of the Dark Passages cast and production staff are caught unprepared when the show becomes a pop culture phenomenon, thanks to the addition of handsome Brit Ian Fletcher as a reluctant vampire...
The book is due out in paperback in August and can be pre-ordered at a discount price from Amazon by clicking here. The Dark Shadows News Page caught up with Kathryn to chat about her new project:
I've written Dark Passages with a very affectionate nod to both the New York Playboy Club, where I worked as a Bunny, and Dark Shadows, where I had the great good fortune to create the roles of Josette DuPres and Maggie Evans; I've written non-fiction books about both those youthful experiences. Now I'm satisfying my itch to write about that time, that world from a perspective of 'what if?'
Fans know what really happened back then when a small company of actors created the world of Dark Shadows, so they'll be in on all the inside references... and I think they'll get a kick out of discovering in Dark Passages that the gal that played the governess was a real vampire!
I'm thrilled with every element of the new Dark Shadows movie, and that includes the marvelous script, exciting casting, and the team of Johnny Depp and Tim Burton! I was so pleased that Johnny Depp gave such a generous, lovely shout-out to Jonathan Frid, acknowledging his terrific creation, Barnabas Collins.