David MacGregor is the cure for the pandemic!

You think people want to sit down and read ‘The Adventure of the Sleeping Pussycat’ or ‘The Adventure of the Not Actually Stolen Jewellery?’ No! No, they don’t. I may not know much but I do know the kinds of stories the reading public enjoys! We need something with an edge!”—Dr. John Watson. Sherlock in… Continue reading David MacGregor is the cure for the pandemic!

Shim Gum Do Founding Master Great Zen Master Chang Sik Kim

M.E. Altabef, Chang Sik Kim, J.R. Altabef, Chong Kwan Jang Nim, G. Altabef at Shim Gwang Sa, Boston.   Thunder and lightning appearThe sky and earth wake upThe sound of enlightenmentMakes the universe flip upside downNobody knows that“Tong! Tong! Tong!”This sound is enlightenmentDo you have hands?Take it! Saturday March 20th @ 11 AM EST via… Continue reading Shim Gum Do Founding Master Great Zen Master Chang Sik Kim

Stupendo! Splendido! Exciting news!

Italian publisher Mondadori will be publishing an Italian language version of Sherlock Holmes These Scattered Houses in their Il Giallo Mondadori 2022-2023 Sherlock Holmes series. This is a great honor. I am excited that my Italian American Marcello family will be speaking Italian in these books! Of course so will Holmes and the unique villain… Continue reading Stupendo! Splendido! Exciting news!

Doyle’s Posthumous Joke* or Holmes & Watson on Censorship

“It is one of the greatest accomplishments of an author to inspire his reader’s imagination. We can read the same story and because of the miracle of our uniqueness it lights up our imaginations differently.” Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson were at the fire, smoking their post dinner pipes. Holmes opened a thin green-backed journal… Continue reading Doyle’s Posthumous Joke* or Holmes & Watson on Censorship

Podcast-Remarkable Power of Stimulus Book Launch

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7F427fR09k&list=PLF43-tHWPFEixp8RJb91wjRddPjhhthqL Recorded December 10, 2020 I awoke in the morning and the planetree greeted me covered in new spring buds outside the window of my old familiar bedroom. I took a breath, and his horrible first pipe filled my heart with gratitude. Today I wasn’t alone––Sherlock Holmes was back! Last night we poached an evildoer.… Continue reading Podcast-Remarkable Power of Stimulus Book Launch

Bucks County Herald Article

"We discover what Watson did during Holmes’ hiatus and how it made him even more the partner of Sherlock Holmes. Their solving of the murders involves these two gentlemen in a dangerous chain of events . . . Only Holmes’ unshakable belief in logic, imagination, and truth, can make the difference." My local newspaper, the… Continue reading Bucks County Herald Article

Sherlock Holmes, Genius by Definition

“Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see.”— Arthur Schopenhauer Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself; but talent instantly recognizes genius.”―Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The Valley of Fear. “Holmes is such a silver streak of light. He’s a magnesium flame on a tightrope.” –Jeremy Brett This… Continue reading Sherlock Holmes, Genius by Definition

Halloween Horseman

 When I was a young teenager in love growing up along the Hudson River in New York, my adventurous boyfriend, surprised me one Halloween night with a trip to the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery. He was more aware than I of the wealth of history around us. My gaze led me away to the Algonquin Round Table, the London of… Continue reading Halloween Horseman

Holmes Unabridged

“Time and time again, generations have shown that they need Holmes. Something in his assured blend of omniscience and infinite tenacity, humanized with intriguing character flaws speaks deeply to our need for solutions to the problems of our own very different world today. We watch him and the faithful Watson our reliable narrator descend the… Continue reading Holmes Unabridged

Dr. Joe Bell & Sherlock Holmes

“Dr. Joseph Bell…was indeed so wise a counsellor, had so level a head, and so perfect a temper, that it was impossible to take offense at anything he said. Moreover, he had a fund of humor which was not so much a fund as an inspiration.”––Lord Stormonth-Darling. Dr. Joe Bell’s biography by Ely Liebow, has… Continue reading Dr. Joe Bell & Sherlock Holmes