Mad, Bad, and Dangerous to Read: The Gothic Novel & How to Write It

Tiffany Reisz

Tiffany Reisz is the international bestselling author of the Original Sinners series from Harlequin Mira. Her books have won multiple awards, including the RT Editor’s Choice Award, a RITA Award, and a Lambda Literary Award, and have been published in twelve countries and translated into over ten foreign languages. Tiffany received a B.A. in English from Centre College in Danville, Kentucky. She is married to New York Times bestselling author Andrew Shaffer.


  • Venue:
    Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
  • Time:
    10:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Meets On:
        Saturday, October 13
  • Address:
    251 W. Second Street
    Lexington, KY, 40507
  • Cost:
    $30

With Tiffany Reisz.

In celebration of the Carnegie Classics: Frankenstein event, Tiffany Reisz (USA Today bestselling author of the southern gothic novel The Bourbon Thief and the gothic romance The Headmaster) will teach a class on the elements of gothic fiction. We will explore what makes a gothic novel a “gothic,” the plot elements and the aesthetics. During the class, we’ll read passages from famous novels past and present (from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein to Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl) and learn how to weave the gothic into all genres of fiction. Participants will receive $5 off a ticket to Carnegie Classics: Frankenstein. [ALL LEVELS] [ONE-TIME] [NEW!]

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