Friday, March 18, 2016

This is kinda big, actually


 Celebrate the Small things is blog hop co-sponsored by Lexa Cain @ Lexa Cain , L.G. Keltner @ Writing Off The Edge , and Tonja Drecker @ Kidbits Blog, and you can go to any of these sites to get all the links and add your name to the links, if you want to participate. I recommend it, because it's always fun to see positive news that others are celebrating, and to share your own as well. 




Today I'm celebrating the launch that begins tomorrow of a new anthology, Beyond Watson, coming out in June. It will have 12 original tales about Sherlock Holmes, told from different perspectives, the majority not Dr. Watson's. The anthology comes out in June and will be a real keeper. A story by me -- "Kidnapped" -- will be included, and it was so much fun to write.


But I've had the good fortune to read some of the other stories, and they are just delightful. One such story is "Mrs. Hudson's Lodger" by Geri Shear, which tells how Mrs. Hudson met Sherlock Holmes.

Here's a little taster: It was the spring of 1877. I was with my friend and neighbour Mrs Prescott and we were examining some ancient manuscripts. Such pretty illustrations. Suddenly she froze. Mrs Prescott, I mean, and hissed, “Oh dear, come quickly into another room, Mrs Hudson. I cannot bear to see that insufferable young man.” The young man in question is Sherlock Holmes, new to London, and already set on solving crimes. And a very interesting crime indeed has been visited on Mrs. Hudson. 

The anthology comes out in June. Watch for it. Beyond Watson, published by Belanger Books.

What are some of your favorite anthologies? 

19 comments:

  1. I love words like "insufferable." Congrats on the anthology! It sounds awesome for anyone who likes mysteries and historicals. Have a lovely weekend! :)

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  2. Thanks, Lexa. Yes, one of the things I like in these British books set in an earlier time is the elegant use of language.

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  3. How exciting! I'll try to keep my eye open for it (I need to be nudged with my silly memory) because it sounds like a delight. I'm always ready for Holmes stories.

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    1. Hi, T! I'll be happy to nudge you. :-) It really is a nice collection. Hope you are having a great week-end.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Kate. It is. Hope you get a chance to read some of the stories when it comes out.

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  5. This sounds like great fun. I will definitely be getting a copy or two.

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    1. How nice of you, Rosi! Is Gehrig into Sherlock Holmes?

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  6. I agree. It's often the smallest of things that are the biggest. It's wonderful be able to appreciate them. However, having a book out is a huge accomplishment, so kudos to you and since I'm a Sherlock Holmes fan, I'll have to see what those stories are about.

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    1. Hi, Lee, nice to realize you're a Sherlock Holmes fan. The anthology comes out in June. The publisher is in "Kickstarter" mode right now. I'm looking forward to holding a copy of it in my hands. :-)

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  7. Very exciting, Elizabeth :) :) I hope you are doing well.

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  8. Thanks, Optimistic. Haven't heard from you in awhile. I'm sure that means you and your wife are still enjoying Germany. Have a great day.

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  9. Oh, my...that's wonderful. Best of luck, but you are already doing well in your writing. Congratulations!

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  10. Thanks, Sharon. Hope all is going well with your projects, too.

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  11. The title caught my eye immediately, Beyond Watson. Recently, I read one of Laura B. King's novels about Holmes entitled The Beekeeper's Apprentice and enjoyed the unique perspective. (I just spotted your Favorite Historical Fiction list to the right!)

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  12. Hi, Gail. thanks for stopping by. You just reminded me I need to add some titles and authors to both lists. I've heard of The Beekeeper's Apprentice, but haven't read it yet. Probably another book for my towering TBR list. :-)

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  13. Hi Mitty, congrats on being a part of the anthology, Beyond Watson. I am sure your story Kidnapped will be intriguing.

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  14. Thanks, Rachna. It was a fun story to write. The anthology will come out in June, and there are a lot of good stories in it. .

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  15. Hi Elizabeth. All the best for the launch of the anthology. There will be some great stories in there for Sherlock fans!

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