The Watson Letters blog started as a series of emails between myself (Colin), and a friend (Carol), which amounted to little more than idle banter. These became the basis of The Blog and were written in what we imagined to be the style of Arthur Conan Doyle (after several bottles of Newcastle Brown Ale). The original blog was part of a website (called The Watson Letters) but this proved too time-consuming and costly, so I decided to back-track a little and focus only on the blog. 

The Watson Letters is set in a not-quite post-Victorian, steampunk parallel universe, where all sorts of real and imaginary literary characters can, and do, turn up to confound our hero Sherlock Holmes and his trusty assistant Doctor Watson. Oscar Wilde, Charles Dickens, Mary Shelley, Wilkie Collins and even Conan Doyle himself tread the metaphorical boards along with  Dr Jekyll, Madame Arcati, Bill Sikes and Richard Hannay.

The Blog is now a solo effort and I’m concentrating more on the life and times of the good Doctor, although Sherl will still be a big part of his adventures and will be on hand to slap him about a bit whenever necessary. You can also follow Watson’s adventures in book form, with Volume 1 available now (see below).

My novels, stage plays and short stories are available in paperback and ebook on AmazonSmashwords, Barnes & Noble, iBooks and Kobo. Short stories have appeared in several print and online literary magazines, including: SN Review, Flash Fiction Magazine, Flash Flood, Word Bohemia, Every Day Fiction, The Grind, A3 Review, 1,000 Words, Inkapture, Scribble Magazine…

You’ll find information about my Watson Letters books and other publications on my website, where you’ll also be able to sign up for my BookNook Newsletter and get access to free books, stories and updates on my activities – click the button:






16 responses to “About

  1. ksbeth

    February 16, 2016 at 7:07 PM

    i love this concept. thanks for reading and following my blog and i look forward to following yours – best, beth

    Liked by 1 person

  2. itsgoodtobecrazysometimes

    March 7, 2016 at 4:08 PM

    Thank you so much for finding my blog and following me 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  3. colingarrow

    March 8, 2016 at 12:28 AM



  4. vickgoodwin

    March 25, 2016 at 7:11 PM

    Hi Colin,
    I have nominated you for the Liebster Award. I hope you will take a few minutes to fill it out. Please let me know if you participate, I would love to see your answers. Here is the link to the nomination.


    • colingarrow

      March 25, 2016 at 9:28 PM

      Thank you so much – I’d be delighted! Now I’ll have to go away and think about it…

      Liked by 1 person

      • vickgoodwin

        March 26, 2016 at 3:24 AM

        Don’t forget to link it to me when completed! I want to see the answers!

        Liked by 1 person

    • colingarrow

      April 19, 2016 at 8:12 PM

      Thanks for this, Vicki, but I’m afraid I’m pushed for time just now, so will have to give it a miss. 🙂


  5. snowannaof221b

    February 10, 2017 at 9:34 PM

    So cool!!!😉


  6. carolelouie

    March 26, 2017 at 10:01 PM

    Ah ha! Parallel universes – as a Medium, Past Life Regression Therapist and Reincarnation researcher, that’s my specialty. Thanks for following my blog. I look forward to reading more of your stories.

    Liked by 1 person

    • colingarrow

      March 27, 2017 at 12:03 PM

      Thanks for reading, Carolelouie,I’m already considering you as a model for an arch-villain. Mwah, hah, hah…


      • carolelouie

        March 28, 2017 at 3:28 AM

        Ah ha! You should read my wicked short story, The Secret Life of Emily Elizabeth. She’s not your ordinary librarian. Right up yous and Watson’s alley.

        Liked by 1 person

  7. laurafreestone

    October 19, 2017 at 4:49 PM

    Thanks for the follow 🙂

    Liked by 1 person


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