Jane Goldman Investigates

Jane Goldman Investigates

Goldman takes on several paranormal topics in her series, Jane Goldman Investigates. She has individual episodes about several aspects of the paranormal, including ghosts, clairvoyance, astrology and dowsing.

She takes a very hands-on approach, attempting to perform many of the tasks she's investigating, such as tarot card-reading and astrology.

She dedicates one month to each topic, begins meeting with experts in each field and at the end of each month is given a final test to see how well she has grasped the subject matter.

Goldman worked as a staff writer on the multi-format computer games magazine Zero, circa 1990-1992. Goldman wrote the novel Dreamworld, four non-fiction books for young adults, and the non-fiction, two-volume series The X-Files Book of the Unexplained, about the American television show.

Goldman appears as a character in author Neil Gaiman's short story "The Facts in the Case of the Departure of Miss Finch" (1996).

She eventually made the jump to script writing, and was a part of the writing team for David Baddiel's short-lived sitcom, Baddiel's Syndrome. She was the co-writer of the screenplay for Stardust, based on Gaiman's novel, for which she won the 2008 Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form.

She wrote a thriller entitled The Debt and an action script entitled Kick-Ass, a movie adaption of Mark Millar's comic. Kick-Ass has caused controversy with the character of a child assassin, Hit-Girl.

Goldman defends this character by stating, "It's not a movie for kids, it's not something kids should see. Obviously no little kid could go around doing this." She is currently adapting a screenplay from Susan Hill's novel The Woman in Black.

In June 2008 she was named Film-Maker of the Year at Glamour magazine's Women of the Year awards. She wrote a monthly column in Total Guitar, where she was taught to play guitar by a professional musician.