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 Amazon, Smashwords, 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…
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