Quintette of Questions: Atlin Merrick

Quintette asks writers five quick questions. This week’s interview is with:

Atlin Merrick

night1. What’s the name of your latest book – and how hard was it to pick a title?

The Night They Met came out 30 December 2015 and, as it was inspired by and follows The Day They Met, the title was rather forehead-slappingly obvious. Seriously, I slapped my forehead.

2. If you could choose anyone from any time period, who would you cast as the leads in your latest book?

Hmmmm…Watson would have to be Martin Freeman, no other actor. I would be content for Holmes to be Benedict Cumberbatch, Basil Rathbone, Jeremy Brett, or Tom Hiddleston. Content she says. As if just barely managing to cope…

3. What five words best describe your story?

Reimagining two legendary characters’ meeting.

Or:

Friendship. Adventure. Belonging. And love.

4. Who is your favourite fictional couple?

My apologies for the predictability but whether seen as the best of friends or heartfelt lovers, the relationship of John Watson and Sherlock Holmes is justifiably legendary…and my favourite.

 5. What song always makes you cry?

I have no songs that make me cry but I’ll tell you a thing: I can’t read stories where John Watson or Sherlock Holmes truly suffer. It physically pains me. I love these fictional beings so much that their imaginary pain produces in me literal pain. I suppose if I were to put that feeling to music, it would be Sinéad O’Connor’s Nothing Compares 2U.

 

About The Night They Met

Some things belong together, the one with the other, natural pairs.

Sherlock Holmes and John Watson. Holmes and Watson. Sherlock and John. Whether it’s in an empty house during the Blitz, a West London strip club in the 70s, or deep in the heart of a Hong Kong computer lab, the meeting of these two legendary men is inevitable.

Spanning one hundred and twenty-eight years, The Night They Met contains nineteen stories of that destiny. Of how a detective meets a doctor, of how they change each other in heart and mind.

Of how they fall in love.

About Atlin Merrick

sixsecretlovesAtlin Merrick’s next book will be The Six Secret Loves of Sherlock Holmes. Atlin, who also writes under the name Wendy C. Fries, is fascinated with London, writing, theatre, and lattes.

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