What got you interested in Sherlock Holmes and when?
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Did you get encouragement from friends and family? Did anyone question your interest?
My wife has been really supportive, particularly of my writing. Others have noticed that I really like Sherlock Holmes, but they don't suspect the fathomless Holmesian depths into which I have fallen.
Who is your favourite screen Holmes and why?
I like them all and have yet to see a bad Holmes. He is such a strong character I think he withstands and even flourishes across interpretations. That being said, if forced to choose I'd say Rathbone is probably my default mental Holmes.
When did you first decide to write a book in the field and why?
I had always wanted to write fiction but had drifted away from it after college. My re-discovery of Holmes coincided with a mid-life reassessment where I found myself wondering "what now"? The answer ended up being writing about Sherlock Holmes a lot. I've had a few short stories published and a few more accepted. I have a first draft of a novel resting on my hard drive and am chipping away at what I hope will be a second. I have an idea list for more stories that goes on for pages. It should keep me busy for awhile.
How do you find the Sherlock Holmes community, any really positive or negative experiences?
So far it has been great. I really enjoy IHOSE and HOUNDS-L and the Holmes subreddit when it occasionally stirs to life. I live in the middle of nowhere so I have not been able to attend any Scions or conventions or other in-person meetings but I look forward to doing so someday.
I would like to have more Sherlockian friends so please feel free to visit me online at https://www.facebook.com/robert.perret or www.robertperret.com.
Written by Robert Perret