Monday, August 3, 2015

A new blog has arrived . . . .

Well, it’s time for me to make the next leap into a bold new era.

Having been encouraged for quite a while to create a blog, I finally did so, with some trepidation. Here it is, then, a work in progress, a steep learning curve on public display, a location to pass on news, and also a place to let me, on an irregular basis, review and comment on life and the things that entertain or distress me.

If you’re looking for a Seventeen Step Program to cure you of anything, then I’m afraid that this is the wrong place. However, if you know anything about Sherlock Holmes, you’ll recall that his rooms at 221b Baker Street were reached by climbing seventeen steps. Many a client climbed that narrow stairway, seeking assistance and guidance from the Great Detective. Hopefully people will find something of use here.

My name is David Marcum, and the primary purpose of this blog will be to relate thoughts about my interest in things related to the traditional and Canonical stories of Sherlock Holmes. At other times – and don’t expect something every day or even every week – I may comment on other interests as well. (People who know how much time I spend reading and writing about Holmes may find this hard to believe, but I’m actually interested in many other things.)

In the past, I’ve produced several books that relate new adventures of Mr. Holmes. Currently, I’m in the last stages of editing and completing a new and massive Holmes-related project, The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories, to be published in the autumn of 2015 by MX Publishing. It’s not too late to get on board by supporting the effort through Kickstarter:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1229605719/the-worlds-largest-new-sherlock-holmes-story-colle/description


The three-volume hardcover set will have a total of nearly 1,300 pages, and features participation by over 60 of today’s finest Sherlockian writers, both best-selling and up-and-coming. The royalties from the project will be used to benefit the Stepping Stones School at Undershaw, one of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s former residences that has a strong association with the Holmes stories.

More information about this collection can be found at these links:

http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2015-07-15/largest-ever-collection-of-new-sherlock-holmes-stories-will-raise-money-to-restore-conan-doyles-house

http://www.ihearofsherlock.com/2015/07/behind-worlds-largest-new-sherlock.html

http://www.ihearofsherlock.com/2015/08/authors-reflect-on-part-1-of-worlds.html#more

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/tech-giant-donates-stunning-venue-sherlock-launch-steve-emecz

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/conan-doyle-estate-backs-record-breaking-collection-steve-emecz

http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_1_16/275-6827942-2232911?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=mx+book+of+new+sherlock+holmes+stories&sprefix=mx+book+of+new+sherlock+holmes+stories%2Cstripbooks%2C708

I will be back with more information about the anthology, along with other future projects, as it becomes available.

It’s been crazy up to now for me to think about blogging, but now that I’m here, let’s see what happens . . . .

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