The Beyond Watson anthology has gone live on Kickstarter. This is a new collection of Sherlock Holmes stories. Why is this collection different from all the others, I hear you ask. Well, it’s because all these tales are told by someone other than Dr Watson.
I have been privileged to read a few of the tales, I even wrote one of them, and I was knocked out by the wit, humour and passion on display. This really is going to become a staple in any Sherlockian’s collection. Here’s what editor Derrick Belanger has to say about the project:
- Would you like to know how Holmes met Mrs. Hudson?
- How about the time when Charlie Chaplin befriended Billy the Page?
- Or, the time when a little girl learned that Yes, Virginia, There is a Sherlock Holmes?
Those are just three of the incredible adventures recounted in Beyond Watson, the first Sherlock Holmes anthology published by Belanger Books, and what is sure to be our second successful Kickstarter campaign. All of the stories are told, at least in part, by a character who is not Dr. John H. Watson, and are written by some of the best current Sherlock Holmes authors including David Marcum, Daniel D. Victor, Don Everitt Smith Jr., Elizabeth Varadan, Geri Schear, Kieran Lyne, Luke Benjamen Kuhns, Marcia Wilson, David Ruffle, and me, Derrick Belanger. I am also excited to announce that the great science fiction author Jack McDevitt has his first Sherlock Holmes story in this collection, and another sci-fi author, Richard Paolinelli, will have his story included as long as we reach our Kickstarter stretch goal ($1,000).
The funds from this project will be used to pay the authors, cover editing expenses, and promote Beyond Watson when it is officially released in June (backers get the anthology a month before the publication date).
Also, we will use the profits as seed money for additional Sherlock Holmes story collections.
Check the Kickstarter page for more information: Beyond Watson Kickstarter