Featured Story: Watson and Holmes

Good news: Only a few more months until this school year is over and this blog can return to some semblance of normalcy! I dove into my final class earlier this week, and I anticipate being able to just teach/write and no longer student with SO MUCH JOY.

That’s dreadful grammar, but you hopefully understand the meaning anyways.

Today, I’m popping in to let you know about an incredible series that’s coming out on May 23rd.

E.B. Dawson is one of my absolute favorite modern authors. (If you look back through past featured story posts, that will come as no surprise.) Her stories are beautiful, honest, imaginative, and real. Having read her “Beast in the Machine” retelling of Beauty and the Beast and her “Voyage of the Pequod” retelling of Moby Dick, I know she has a deep respect for the source material of her retellings but also the skill to cast these tales in a new light.

So I am delighted that she’s taking on Sherlock Holmes in her new gender-bent sci-fi adaptation of Conan Doyle’s beloved characters.



Born into wealth and privilege, Jenny Watson left her parents’ way of life behind when she volunteered to go fight the Shifters. After giving up her commission, she arrives in Linden hoping to make a fresh start and to put her medical degree to good use. But when her friend and fellow passenger is murdered, Jenny finds new purpose working with Detective Sharlotte Holmes.


Sharlotte Holmes has lived in a three mile radius her entire life, content to pursue her varied interests and wholly unconcerned with the burden the outside world would place on her great intellect. But when Jenny’s past comes back to haunt her, Sharlotte may have to choose between staying in her comfort zone and getting answers.



How to Read It

Are you as excited as I am?

May 23rd seems impossibly far away to wait for such an exciting book. If you want to read Watson and Holmes as soon as possible, preorder it here:

The preorder is just $0.99!

When it comes out, be sure to come back and let me know your thoughts. We can nerd together over it.

In the meantime, find more sneak peek goodies on Dawson’s blog.

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