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: https://www.amazon.com/Geri-Schear/e/B00ORWA3EU

Taking Stock


December is a good time for reflection. Yes, it’s insanely busy and there are huge distractions what with the food and the alcohol and the visitors. Still, we can usually find one quiet evening during the month to sit and … Continue reading

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Why Stories Matter


I remember when I was about five years old my primary school teacher showed the class a series of pictures. We had to arrange the pictures in the correct order to make a story. One had to do with someone … Continue reading

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Cavan Comes to the Irish Writers Centre


Last week I read an excerpt from my current work in progress at the Irish Writers Centre in Dublin. Looking for the Right Word (whose title comes from a poem by the late Dermot Healy) was the showcase of the … Continue reading

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The Writer’s Guide to Tracking Markets


There are so many myths about writing. Tell me if you’ve heard any of these before: Writers only work when they are inspired. Artists need alcohol and other chemical stimulants to unleash their genius. Writers are creative people and work … Continue reading

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What a To Do!


Confession time: When it comes to keeping records about work done and work to do I’ve always been a bit… well, let’s be kind and call it dedicated. Yes, some people may use the word ‘obsessive’, but I put that … Continue reading

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Do You Have to Love Your Characters?


The novel I’m writing currently is told from the point of view of a deceitful, self-absorbed, manipulative woman. She is paranoid and delusional and there are very few people she likes. These traits make her a fascinating character, but they … Continue reading

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Holmes in Time for Halloween… Uh, Christmas


OK, the Halloween ship may have sailed, but just in time for  Christmas or Hanukkah comes Eliminate the Impossible: The New MX Book of Sherlock Holmes Stories Vol VII & VIII. In The Sussex Vampire, Holmes tells Watson: “This agency stands … Continue reading

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