So excited that my short story The Madame and the Madman was chosen by Screencraft…
Most people know who Mary Shelley is or at least they’ve heard of her book – Frankenstein. But, fewer people know who she actually was. She was an amazing woman who had so many hardships in her life. She was a real-life heroine who did so many things most women would never have even imagined back in the early 1800s.
Researching Mary Shelley I’ve found so many interesting things about her life. She was a pregnant teenage runaway who fell in love with married man. She lost three children in her lifetime, all of whom were with that same married man – Percy Shelley.
Mary retained Percy’s calcified heart in brown wrap paper until the day she died.
Mary helped a couple, a transgender married couple, escape persecution.
She was romantically interested in Washington Irving (Sleep Hollow author),
She overcame tragedy and adversity holding strong to her convictions. All of that is true.
Making her a monster hunter wasn’t actually much of a stretch.