Monthly Archives: March 2012

Elementary, my dear CBS

Check out the first photos of the much-gossiped-about upcoming CBS show, Elementary, starring Jonny Lee Miller as Sherlock Holmes in New York City. The  juicy part of the debate surrounds Lucy Liu as Dr. Watson. You’d imagine that as an author of a pastiche claiming that Holmes was really a woman, I wouldn’t be averse to a female Watson on TV, but I don’t have a good feeling about this show. I am reserving judgment until I actually watch it, …

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“No Place Like Holmes” Book Store

A great new site to buy Sherlock Holmes books — the new book store at Ross K. Foad’s No Place Like Holmes. You can get all the new Holmes books from MX Publishing (including mine, of course), plus Ross has special offers for  buyers–check it out!

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BuyaPowa discount book buying

From my London publisher, see below–a “discount daily deal” way of buying your favorite books! Dear all MX Authors, I am delighted to announce that the world’s leading co-buying platform, BuyaPowa, has agreed to help us raise funds for Save Undershaw – and create a new sales channel for us. You may have heard of Groupon, Wowcher and Living Social – all offering ‘discount daily deals’ – these tend to be for restaurants, getaways and discount products. BuyaPowa is different …

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Sherlock Holmes pastiches and publishing

The latest (third of three) interviews between Holmes aficionado Ross K. Foad and Holmes publisher Steve Emecz. This installment discusses the MX Publishing fiction and non-fiction books about Sherlock Holmes and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. In case you want to skip right to the brief but complimentary mention of My Dear Watson, it’s at the end of this 15-minute video, at about 14.30!

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Discussion: Agents For Today’s Author

I just registered to attend a talk on Agents For Today’s Author on Tuesday night, March 13, in Cambridge, MA. The evening describes some questions I, myself, have had recently, especially because I’ve never had an agent: “Given the rapid changes taking place in publishing, writers now need to ask themselves a host of new questions: Do I even need an agent? If so, what should I be looking for in an agent today that might not have been necessary …

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The Great Sherlock Holmes Debate

Holmes aficionado Ross K. Foad interviews publisher Steve Emecz on the subject of the international Great Sherlock Holmes Debate–the upcoming one on March 18. Parts 1 and 2 of the interview have already appeared; part 3 to come, during which I’ve been told my novel, My Dear Watson, will be mentioned, presumably along with other MX Publishing Holmes books. If you haven’t yet seen Ross’s site, No Place Like Holmes, give it a try. He plays Holmes in some very …

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Hoping to attend a dinner for Holmes devotees in Boston at the Algonquin Club of Boston on March 22. The evening will feature a commentary on the world of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s iconic investigator and his loyal chronicler, John H. Watson, M.D., followed by a screening of Silver Blaze, the film with Jeremy Brett.

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Reading at Shaker Lane Elementary School

I read my picture books to the wonderful preschool children at Shaker Lane School in Littleton, MA, this morning. So cute! It’s the only audience who sometimes gives an author a hug following a reading. The laughter became a roar after a while–a very good sign! Questions/comments today? “Umm, that was funny”; “I like elephants!”; “My mom taught me to read a book.” I love it.

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