On Writing

The Writing Life

The itchiness of the ever-present Muse, his constant pervasion of one’s dreams, waking thoughts, imagination, always there prodding the writer onward. As a Sherlock Holmes author, I know how lucky I am to have this inventive Muse in my life and to share a similar awe to Dr. Watson’s.  Proof for the all-out characteristic of… Continue reading The Writing Life

The Once and Future Muse

“Crime is common. Logic is rare. Therefore it is upon the logic rather than upon the crime that you should dwell” (COPP).        Beginning with Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the first to write his stories. As a muse, Sherlock Holmes has lived over many lifetimes and inspired generations of writers, performers, musicians, and artists.… Continue reading The Once and Future Muse

MX Publishing Podcast

MX runs on passion, creative intelligence, and dreams A. Conan Doyle and J.M. Barry would approve of. And supports a large number of charities incredibly well and highly successfully. Everyday I am more and more grateful for finding Steve Emecz and the MX community. Find out why by listening to the I Hear of Sherlock… Continue reading MX Publishing Podcast

These Scattered Houses Review by Craig Stephen Copland

“Of the hundreds of Sherlock Holmes pastiche mysteries available to the Sherlockian, very few can match this book for a depth of historical research, finely crafted sentences and paragraphs, and a heart-stopping thrill of a story.” Ms. Altabef takes the reader on a journey during the great hiatus and brings Sherlock Holmes to New York… Continue reading These Scattered Houses Review by Craig Stephen Copland