Katie Magnusson has been published in the anthologies "Holmes Away From Home: Adventures From the Great Hiatus" released by Belanger Books, and "An Improbable Truth: The Paranormal Adventures of Sherlock Holmes," and "Curious Incidents: More Paranormal Adventures" released by Mocha Memoirs Press.
Katie lives in Milwaukee, WI, where she does absolutely nothing with her marine biology degree, and instead nurtures her obsession with gothic soap operas, Sherlock Holmes, and every cross-genre work of fiction she can find. She also writes stories. Her favorite hobbies are the weird ones.
What do you read for pleasure?
Sherlock Holmes books is the obvious answer, but I love alternative histories and genre crossovers. I'm currently reading the Anno Dracula series by Kim Newman for example, where the premise is that the events in Bram Stoker's Dracula really happened.. except that they failed. It's full of delightful little historical and literary references. The steampunk Burton and Swinburne series by Mark Hodder is another good one, or for a little more historical history I go to the 1632 series by Eric Flint. In fact, even when reading Sherlock Holmes, my favorite stories (outside the Canon) tend to be the ones where he meets a historical or literary figure, or is thrown out of his element into a sci-fi or supernatural setting.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
My husband and I shared an old-school 1st gen. Kindle for a long time, but then I started putting e-reading apps on my phone, and now I mostly use that. It gets the job done.
Dr. James Watts is doing the best he can to move on after Sherlock's death, and Sherlock is the last person he expects to see at his door. Coming back to 122 Break Street is the best decision Sherlock's ever made, but with his fame soaring and new enemies eager to see him destroyed, will he be able to face his most important challenge - fixing the friendship he fractured when he left Watts behind?
The occasional assassination attempt is hardly a concern for the City's most popular detective. From solving murders to stopping gang wars, there's plenty to keep the man called Sherlock, and his companion Dr. Watts, busy. A new criminal empire is being built behind the shadows of the City's underworld, and the person at its head will stop at nothing to see Sherlock destroyed, from the inside out.
After an injury leaves him with a cybernetic leg and no job, Dr. James Watts becomes roommates with a detective named Sherlock, who is trying to emulate his literary namesake, to a disturbing degree. Watts is soon whisked along on Sherlock's cases, from solving murders to exposing immoral Corporations. He may or may not be crazy, but one thing is certain; life with Sherlock will never be boring.