Audiobook coming for Baker Street Irregulars: The Game is Afoot

Baker Street Irregulars: The Game is Afoot is the second volume of an anthology series that places Sherlock Holmes (and often John Watson) in various alternative realities. The first volume included versions where Holmes was a nun, a dog-like alien and even a parrot! My story in this new volume, ‘The Problem of the Three Journals’, recasts Holmes and Watson […]

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Sneak Peek: Photo Art for Scar Tissue and Other Stories

In 2018, I’m planning on releasing a collection of short stories, both previously published and brand new, once my Patreon reaches its firstly monthly income goal. I’m not quite there yet, but I’m busy writing new stories for inclusion. The collection will be called Scar Tissue and Other Stories. Some of the stories are flash fiction based on lost and […]

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Queer Victorian London

In preparation for working on a short story collection set post-The Adventure of the Colonial Boy, I’ve picked up some books to give me insights into late-Victorian queer culture and society’s attitudes towards it. Victorian attitudes to sex and sexuality (and to a whole bunch of things) is usually deeper and more textured than a cursory glance would indicate. And […]

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Five Questions for Charlie Raven

Today,  Charlie Raven answers five questions about her new book: Charlie Raven 1. What’s the name of your latest book – and how did you choose the title? It’s called The Compact. The title just popped into my mind about halfway through the process of writing it. It came about because one of the themes of the story is the […]

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Review: The Compact by Charlie Raven

Late last year I read and thoroughly enjoyed A Case of Domestic Pilfering by Rohase Piercy and Charlie Raven. That book had originally been written by Raven then reworked by Rohase. Raven’s style is clear in her solo effort The Compact,  set in London and England of 1898 – a paranormal queer adventure where real people meet fictional ones and […]

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2017: My Writing Year in Review

When 2016 came to a close, I was very happy with my writing year. A new novel, a new one-shot erotic spy adventure, several short stories and a poem all published! Who knew 2017 would get better? The biggest writing news of 2017 for me was winning the ‘Body in the Library’ category of the Scarlet Stiletto Awards with my […]

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Narrelle’s Holiday Reading Guide

The end of the calendar year is coming, bringing with it school holidays, the Christmas break, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, the solstice and other observances and festivals, including the new year! Whatever the occasion – it’s always a good time for a book, am I right? Seems a good time to suggest a recommended reading list of the books I’ve enjoyed this […]

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New Release: Sherlock Holmes: The Australian Casebook

Today is the launch day for Sherlock Holmes: The Australian Casebook – an anthology of Sherlock Holmes stories set in different parts of Australia in 1890. I was delighted to have an opportunity to write another Holmes story set in Colonial-era Victoria after my Holmes/Watson 1893 romance, The Adventure of the Colonial Boy, and promptly set about using my goldfields […]

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Review: A Case of Domestic Pilfering by Rohase Piercy with Charlie Raven

Being known as someone who enjoys multiple interpretations of Sherlock Holmes and John Watson has its rewards. I was contacted out of the blue  a few months ago with an offer of a review copy of A Case of Domestic Pilfering, a story originally written by Charlie Raven and then reworked by Rohase Piercy. I haven’t read any of Piercy’s […]

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Publishing Roundup: lesbian romance, gay vampires, and Sherlock Holmes in Melbourne

The last few months have seen a few publishing milestones for me, so here’s a bit of a roundup before I resume my travel reports from the UK. Gay Vampires: Ravenfall While walking around on a self-guided tour of Roman London, I stumbled across this fantastic view of the Shard and London Bridge Hospital. The Hospital features in the bloody […]

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