Hello. I'm Kathryn Troy: a budding novelist, a self-trained expert of horror in all its iterations, a published historian and semi-seasoned college adjunct, an apprentice baker, and above all a loving wife and mother.
How did I start writing?
I love genre fiction with extreme passion. Horror, fantasy, mystery, paranormal--they have absorbed me from childhood, from The Chronicles of Narnia to Bruce Coville's Into the Land of the Unicorns. Dracula is one of the few tomes I have read several times, and consider sacrosanct. My own stories, have filled my head for longer than I can remember. But I never really tried to get them down until a few years ago. I was intimidated by words--would the right ones come, would they flow together, would the sum of their parts matter to anyone but me? For whatever reason, some stories stuck. Stayed locked inside my head, replaying over and over again for years like a film I'd seen a million times but did not own. When I was staring down an LIRR commute into the city and down to 23rd Street, I thought I'd spend the time reading, something I had not been able to do as much after the birth of my darling Annabelle. But what ended up happening was quite different. I wrote.
Frostbite: Book One Coming Spring 2017
What was originally meant as a stand-alone novel, grown from a germ of fan fiction, has now ballooned into an epic fantasy series, wrought with romance, adventure, classical myth, and a healthy dose of the gothic and paranormal. A Vision in Crimson: Frostbite Book One will be available late Spring (Look to the right for the cover image and back cover copy. Book 2 is nearly complete, as a result of being part of the original unit, and every day Book 3 becomes clearer in my mind, no matter how much I try to push it aside to make way for other projects.
|Too much in my head, this man|
The Specter of the Indian: Coming Fall 2017
I’m tremendously excited that The Specter of the Indian: Race, Gender, and Ghosts in American Séances, 1848-1890 will be released in September by SUNY Press, to whom I shall be forever indebted. This labor of brain power, sweat, and sometimes even love, gives great insight into the “Indian control.” Its speaks of the by now commonplace, clichéd type of the Indian spirit guide and its emergence in the nineteenth-century as a cornerstone of American Spiritualism, which continues to make waves in our religious and spiritual landscape.
Notes from the Undead: In Revision
|Love this picture- have a copy from a|
Christmas stall in Bryant Park
Up from the Bog: Drafting
|Tollund Man - looks like he could wake up and|
yawn any moment