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Throughout the Kickstarter campaign, we will be adding brief interviews highlighting the talented authors who have contributed to the anthology. Today we have the excellent Brenda Seabrooke. How did you first get introduced to Sherlock Holmes? My grandparents lived in a tiny town. I always took books to read when we visited but one visit when I was 9 I read all of my books too quickly. I went looking for books and discovered the Sherlock Holmes books in the hall bookcase. I read my way through them starting that day. What was the inspiration for your pastiche? I knew about colonial...

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Throughout the Kickstarter campaign, we will be adding brief interviews highlighting the talented authors who have contributed to the anthology. Today we have the excellent Dick Gillman. How did you first get introduced to Sherlock Holmes? My first experience of Sherlock Holmes was watching the old black and white films from the fifties when Holmes and Watson were played by Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce. This prompted me to go on to read and explore the canon. What was the inspiration for your pastiche? After Prof. Moriarty’s demise at Reichenbach, I felt there was a void which cried out to be filled....

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Throughout the Kickstarter campaign, we will be adding brief interviews highlighting the talented authors who have contributed to the anthology. Today we have the excellent Jane Rubino. How did you first get introduced to Sherlock Holmes? As an early, and quite precocious reader, and one who pre-dates the current explosion in YA fiction, I began reading adult fiction quite early. At home, we had a small library, shelves of books – I was probably around 9 or 10 when I first picked up “The Hound of the Baskervilles” and that started a journey through the Canon that I revisit to this day....

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Throughout the Kickstarter campaign, we will be adding brief interviews highlighting the talented authors who have contributed to the anthology. Today we have the excellent Tom Turley. How did you first get introduced to Sherlock Holmes? When I was maybe twelve years old, my mother gave me a volume called A Treasury of Sherlock Holmes. It contained two of the novels (A Study in Scarlet and The Hound of the Baskervilles) and 27 of the best short stories, plus an introduction in which Adrian Conan Doyle wrote entertainingly about growing up with his father and Sir Arthur’s attitude toward Sherlock Holmes.  Once I read Hound, I...

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Throughout the Kickstarter campaign, we will be adding brief interviews highlighting the talented authors who have contributed to the anthology. Today we have the excellent Marcia Wilson. How did you first get introduced to Sherlock Holmes? Good Lord. I don’t think I was ever without Holmes. Sesame Street, for goodness’ sake! What was the inspiration for your pastiche? I usually get inspiration from several things. In this particular case, my fascination with alder wood water pipes, picking up a book of witchcraft in the second-hand store, the multidiverse nesting-box worlds of London in *any* era, and of course…crime. In this particular case,...

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Throughout the Kickstarter campaign, we will be adding brief interviews highlighting the talented authors who have contributed to the anthology. Today we have the excellent Carl Heifetz. How did you first get introduced to Sherlock Holmes? I first became a fan of the great detective in 1987, after my wife’s aunt bought me a very nice birthday present.  It was a book entitled New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. It contained new stories written to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the publication of the original Sherlock Holmes book, A Study on Scarlet in 1887. What was the inspiration for your pastiche? All of my recent pastiches have...

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Throughout the Kickstarter campaign, we will be adding brief interviews highlighting the talented authors who have contributed to the anthology. Today we have the excellent Stephen Herczeg. How did you first get introduced to Sherlock Holmes? I think from very early on I was drawn to crime stories, especially those with a deep detective element. I recall a “junior” detective series from primary school that led the reader to form their own solution before the main character revealed all, plus I grew up with the Peter Ustinov Poirot movies and was an avid Agatha Christie reader, I still have a decent collection...

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Throughout the Kickstarter campaign, we will be adding brief interviews highlighting the talented authors who have contributed to the anthology. Today we have the excellent I.A Watson. How did you first get introduced to Sherlock Holmes? My name is Watson and I was brainy at school. People were calling me Dr Watson in the playground when I was six years old. I guess I found out about Holmes by osmosis around then. I was once interviewed on some late-night radio station regarding my Holmes stories – I think I’d just won a Pulp Factory award for Best Pulp Short Story for a...

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Throughout the Kickstarter campaign, we will be adding brief interviews highlighting the talented authors who have contributed to the anthology. Today we have the excellent Mark Mower. How did you first get introduced to Sherlock Holmes? My passion for tales about Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson began at the age of twelve, when I watched an early black and white film featuring the unrivalled screen pairing of Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce. Hastily seeking out the original stories of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and continually searching for further post-Canonical stories, this has been a lifelong obsession of mine. What was the inspiration...

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Throughout the Kickstarter campaign, we will be adding brief interviews highlighting the talented authors who have contributed to the anthology. Today we have the excellent Tim Gambrell. How did you first get introduced to Sherlock Holmes? At the age of 8, I saw The Hound of the Baskervilles dramatised on BBC TV over four Sundays and fell in love with it. The adaptation starred Tom Baker, who I’d adored as Dr Who and also adored as Holmes. I was disappointed he didn’t get to do any more stories. About 5 years later, at school, I finally read the original novel after pressure...

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