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Release day – Baker Street Irregulars: The Game Is Afoot

It’s finally here! The official release day of Baker Street Irregulars: The Game Is Afoot, the second volume of alternative universe stories reworking Sherlock Holmes and John Watson as everything from computer programs to mythical characters.

Some stories are fantasy, some historical, some SF, some contemporary. One or other (or both) may be alien, artificial, genderswapped or anthropomorphised.

The stories are a giddy selection of possibilities. My own story, The Problem of the Three Journals’ shifts them only slightly, to be a pair of contemporary Australian hipsters running a cafe in Melbourne and solving mysteries together.

You can see more at the publisher, Diversion Books or buy Baker Street Irregulars: The Game is Afoot at one of the following online stores.

Or add it to your Goodreads list for later!  Baker Street Irregulars: The Game is Afoot

An audio book will be along eventually, too.

Sneak Peek: Photo Art for Scar Tissue and Other Stories

In 2018, I’m planning on releasing a collection of short stories, both previously published and brand new, once my Patreon reaches its firstly monthly income goal. I’m not quite there yet, but I’m busy writing new stories for inclusion.

The collection will be called Scar Tissue and Other Stories. Some of the stories are flash fiction based on lost and found things I’ve discovered (and photographed) in my wanderings. I’ve previously blogged some of these flash fictions on Mortal Words, but I’m editing those and writing new ones, as well as zhuzhing up the photographs on which they’re based using the fabulous Enlight app.

The artified photos will appear in the book next to their relevant flash fics. Above is a sneak peek of the image for the story ‘Bouquet’ – inspired by a bedraggled bouquet I found on the beach in St Kilda. This is a new story for the collection about mermaids and maidens and love and compromise.

This art is for a flash fiction story called ‘Journey’, which was originally published here on my blog.

I’m aiming to make Scar Tissue at least 50,000 words long. New stories include ‘Faithful’, a canon-era Holmes♥Watson adventure in which John is a werewolf, and ‘Bad Night at Bite Club’, a story about Gary the vampire (from The Opposite of Life and Walking Shadows) and the son of an old frenemy.

I’m hoping to have a Ravenfall short story and an origin story from Kitty and Cadaver among the stories as well.

If you want to help me achieve my monthly goal (and the get a copy of the collection for your support) you can support my Patreon (for as little as a dollar a month)and get hold of the collection at least a week before it goes on general sale.