Katie Magnusson lives with her husband and son in Milwaukee, WI. Her short stories can be found in the anthologies "Sherlock Holmes: Adventures in the Realms of H.G. Wells," "Holmes Away from Home: Adventures from the Great Hiatus," "An Improbable Truth: The Paranormal Adventures of Sherlock Holmes," and "Curious Incidents: More Improbable Adventures."
In addition to writing short stories about Sherlock Holmes, she also writes fan fiction combining the Great Detective and the video game Fallout 4 (look for kaelma on tumblr and/or ao3 if that strikes your fancy.) There are some not at all Sherlock Holmes related stories she's working on, honestly.
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.
In a futuristic city, a young doctor finds himself living with a strange man named Sherlock, who is attempting to emulate his literary namesake to a disturbing degree. Dr. Watts soon finds himself whisked along as Sherlock solves cases of theft, blackmail, kidnappings, and murder. Now if only he could figure out what possessed him to agree to this.
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.