Kaja Franck has a PhD in lycanthropic literature. She loves vampires (even ones that sparkle), werewolves, dark fairies and is somewhat reticent about zombies. In her spare time she enjoys reading YA novels, eating fish-finger sandwiches and playing with her spinning wheel. You can find more of her work on the ‘Open Graves, Open Minds’ website.
DR KAJA FRANCK marks International Women's Day by looking at Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, still politically relevant 200 years on...
DR KAJA FRANCK explores how the birth of Frankenstein also involved the creation of the first English vampire novel...
DR KAJA FRANCK profiles Renfield, one of Dracula's most intriguing and charismatic characters
DR KAJA FRANCK reveals her most gruesome scenes from Bram Stoker’s novel Dracula (1897)
DR KAJA FRANCK digs deep into Bram Stoker's working notes to reveal the real inspiration behind the King of Vampires, Count Dracula
KAJA FRANCK ponders whether the Dracula's Guest short story was really a prequel to Dracula
KAJA FRANCK says writers have long used children's innate ability for violence to develop horrifying fiction
KAJA FRANCK counts down 10 deadly British literary ladies