I am the author of The Untold Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Sherlock Holmes And The Case of the Crystal Blue Bottle, and Fragile Words: A Collection of Verses and Short Stories. I am also a contributing author for two novels. Sherlock’s Home: The Empty House and The Art of Deduction.
I was born in Indiana, USA, where I grew up in a standard All-American town. You know the type, two main roads, everyone knows each other. A flock of old people at the local donut shop who then jump over to the local dinner for lunch. The high school dream that everyone still tries to live, even way after they graduate! Actually, if you’ve seen the show Parks and Recreation mix that will Smallville and that was my town. Good ole fashion place. Growing up I was taught piano by a man, who is sadly no longer with us, who literally powered his house with car batteries. I kid you not. He was a legend! I went on several musical excursion in my time, fronted a band for a while and played Bass Guitar/Piano for a few others.
In 2008 I left Indiana and her cornfields behind as I ventured off to England where I studied Theology at the University of Manchester. That was by far one of the craziest things I had ever done. Not studying, but dropping my life in America and moving across the globe. Manchester was a great city to be apart of but after I finished my degree I decided to make another crazy move. I wanted to try my way in London! I am currently living in London where I continue to write more Sherlock Holmes stories and have several interesting projects in development while also being inspired by the amazing jungle of a city.
My greatest influences for writing are C.S Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Robert Lewis Stevenson, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, J.M Barrie, Douglas Adams, H.G. Wells, Neil Gaimen, an Stan Lee among many many more! I love reading and I love story telling. I love to share stories. There is something magical about story telling. From a young age I was always engrossed in a story. Life was never ordinary, but always extraordinary. My imagination still runs just as wild today as it did when I was kid yet now I fuel it by putting ‘pen to paper’ as they say. Except now we write on computers so its more like putting flesh to plastic buttons which when pressed produce letters on a screen via some very clever circuitry!
I am also the creator of The Hitchhikers Guide to the UK blog.