photo of author Kathryn Cockrill

Loughborough student to celebrate first published book with University launch event

A Loughborough University student is celebrating her first published book by hosting a launch event on campus.

book cover for Case Files of the Supernatural - featuring illustrations of supernatural creatures

On Thursday 15 February, Kathryn Cockrill, a Masters student in Creative Writing, will showcase her novel Case Files of the Supernatural at Martin Hall.

The book, which has been published by Schreyer Ink Publishing, is a collection of short horror stories narrated by government agent Natalia Romanto.

Each tale focuses on a different area of the supernatural world and takes the form of a case file.

Kathryn began writing the collection during the second year of her English degree, which she also studied at Loughborough, and also took inspiration from travelling to countries such as Canada and Belgium.

Kathryn said: “It feels incredible to be able to launch a book, especially one that is so unique to me. It wouldn’t have been possible without the University. The School of the Arts, English and Drama has especially helped me to develop my writing and become more confident in my abilities.”

At the launch event, there will be readings from staff members, fellow students and Kathryn herself. There will also be a Q&A session and opportunities to purchase paperback copies of the book, which is aimed at young adults.

Loughborough Students’ Union’s Harry Potter Society will also be putting on a bake sale to raise money for Lumos – a charity founded by the author of Harry Potter, J. K. Rowling, which promotes an end to the institutionalisation of children worldwide.

The event is free to attend and starts at 7pm. More information on the book launch can be found on the dedicated Facebook page.

For more information on Case Files of the Supernatural or to purchase a copy, click here