The featured picture is the cover and portions of two of the pieces inside for the Key West Edition of the Art of Sherlock Holmes. Each piece is based on a Holmes story (not written by Doyle).
My story – The Woman Returns, which originally appeared in the Holmes Away From Home anthology – will appear in the U.S. edition to come out later this year. I signed the contract this morning and can’t wait to see what the (unknown to me) artist creates based on my story.
Each edition – there are three planned so far – will be a coffee table book so the art can be fully appreciated.
A little over three years ago I reached out to Belanger Books publisher Derrick Belanger with a story pitch for their anthology, Beyond Watson. Three Holmes stories later I sometimes still can’t believe what that e-mail has led to. Not to mention my story in the upcoming H.G. Wells tribute anthology.
When I decided to take one more run at fiction writing, I never once thought I’d find myself writing Holmes stories. It has been one of the best of many unexpected pleasures I’ve enjoyed these past few years.