Author Archives: Geri Schear

About Geri Schear

Geri Schear is an award-winning novelist, author of three Sherlock Holmes and Lady Beatrice books published by MX Publishing. Her short stories have appeared in a number of journals. For further information, see her page at Amazon:

How Not to Join a Writers’ Group

So the gang is sitting in the library last Thursday, catching up on news and missing our pal Kim who’s had to rush back to Australia to deal with a family emergency, when this bloke shows up. “You can read … Continue reading

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Keep the Kells Hinterland Festival Afloat

Reposted from the Hinterland site, see link below. Hinterland needs your help! For five years a group of enthusiasts and dedicated bookworms has brought some of the best writers, artists and thinkers on the planet to rural Meath. We’re not … Continue reading

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Return to Reichenbach Translated into Italian

There’s an indescribable joy in the privilege of being translated into another language. For me, that may be even more the case when the language is Italian. I don’t speak it, alas. My linguistic skill is as proficient as Kevin … Continue reading

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Solar Pons Returns

The following is courtesy of MX Publishing’s editor / author David Marcum: The original Solar Pons stories return. Easily available for the first time in over a generation! In the late 1920’s, college student August Derleth wrote to Sir Arthur … Continue reading

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Writing in Public Places

The past couple of weeks has seen me sitting in various hospitals and doctor’s waiting rooms. The average wait time runs around 30 minutes, though it has run as long as 90 minutes, on occasion. It’s at times like these … Continue reading

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Remember the Reader

Lately I’ve been editing, not only my own work in progress, but the stories and poems produced by the members of my writers’ group. One thing has struck me about both projects: the importance of remembering the reader. With the … Continue reading

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The Fiction Grandmaster

When I was a teenager my friend Joe taught me how to play chess. We’d sit in the back room of his parent’s house until all hours playing and analysing Leonard Cohen songs. For all my practice, I never achieved … Continue reading

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