Kathryn Leigh Scott, who played Josette DuPres, bride of vampire Barnabas Collins in “Dark Shadows,” has written a novel about a young actress in 1960s New York, who is a real vampire starring in “Dark Passages.”
Release Date: July 18, 2011
Pub Date: August 9, 2011
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Description: Dark Passages is a coming-of-age story encapsulating the romance and innocence of JFK’s Camelot era and the tumultuous “dark passages” of Meg Harrison, a vampire raised by her mother to resist the temptation of human blood. Meg arrives in New York determined not to use her vampiric gifts to fulfill her dream of becoming an actress. She joins the cast of the cult hit “Dark Passages,” only to face her nemesis, a beautiful 300-year-old witch bent on destroying her. Their rivalry leads to a final confrontation as the telekinetic vampire and spell-weaving sorceress engage in a spectacular battle for supremacy. It takes all of Meg’s wit and tenacity to defeat the witch and win the affections of a handsome young mortal with a secret life of his own.
Author Kathryn Leigh Scott has written Dark Passages with an affectionate nod to “Dark Shadows,” the ’60s cult soap opera featuring vampire Barnabas Collins in which she portrayed both Maggie Evans and Josette DuPres, the tragic fiancee of the vampire. She played both roles in the 1971 MGM feature, House of Dark Shadows, which was both a critical and box office success. Scott is also the author of Dark Shadows Memories, Dark Shadows Almanac, Dark Shadows Companion and numerous other books on the series, with combined sales of 150,000 copies.
Scott wrote The Bunny Years (the 25-year history of the Playboy Clubs through the voices of the women who worked as Bunnies), which was optioned by Disney for a feature film. She also co-produced a two-hour special for the A&E network, a one-hour documentary for BBC One, and Canadian TV, all based on the book.
Scott grew up on a farm in Robbinsdale, Minnesota. She makes her home in Beverly Hills and New York City, where she resided with her late husband Geoff Miller, founding editor and former publisher of Los Angeles Magazine. She continues to work as an actress and has completed her second novel.