Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Sherlock & Dracula now available on Audible!

Excited to see that Sherlock Holmes and Count Dracula: The Adventure of the Solitary Grave is now available on Audio. I got to work with William David Kirby for this project and I'm terribly excited with how this version came out!


Friday, July 25, 2014

ACX for the Win!

I'm super stoked to find ACX, which pairs your story or novel with Voice Actors ready to record your work. I got to listen to auditions and try and imagine Watson or Justice Kasric's voice coming back to me. It's a blast, let me tell you.

Still looking for a Justice, but as of a week or so ago, completed negotiations with William Kirby (of England) to do all three of the Supernatural Case-Files of Sherlock Holmes. He's got a terrific audition and seems to be just as avid a Sherlockian as I am. I can't wait for the finished product, which will be available on Audible.

Magic Spreadsheet!

I'm a big fan of the Magic Spreadsheet, put together by Tony Pisculli and made famous by Mur Lafferty. (Thanks Tony & Mur!)


I was in a group of authors that put one together a few months ago and my writing count soared!  That sheet sort of fell apart - some folks just don't work the same way - but my productivity is definitely better when I touch it every day.

Putting up a new one now.  Just ping me at mrchrstn@yahoo.com if you're interested in being part of it.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Street Team

I'm looking to build a street team to harvest Amazon reviews! I'm giving stuff away!

It's simple:
  • Review any one story and I'll send you a digital copy of any other story free! Wash, rinse and repeat until you run out of stories!
  • Review all three stories and get:
    • Physical copies of all three stories...or...this cool Sherlock Dracula mug!
    • Digital copies of any and all Sherlock stories! (Present and future.)

Just email me at mrchrstn@yahoo.com with the review name and the info I'll need to send you stuff!

Monday, January 6, 2014

Nei boschi narrativi vittoriani: i casi letterari di Sherlock Holmes

Was very intrigued the other day when a student from Italy contacted me and requested permission to use Sherlock Holmes and Count Dracula: the Adventure of the Solitary Grave in her dissertation.  She very kindly sent me a translation (as I don't read Italian, sadly).  It had some very kind and interesting things to say.

Here's a  spoiler-free excerpt: (in English)

--Christian Klaver is an American writer of short stories of science and fantasy fiction, who published a collection of short stories entitled The Supernatural Casefiles of Sherlock Holmes. The adventure that I analyzed is a pleasant reading and the book was well received by critics and people in the web. The American author Amy Sturgis considers it "an unexpectedly rich and satisfying Sherlock Holmes-meets-Count Dracula tale" and blogger Suzanne Lazear, specializing in Holmesian pastiche, writes: "This blending of two major Victorian characters is written in a style so seamless you can almost believe it was found in the attic of one of Doyle’s editors".

--The narrator John Watson goes with the reader through the streets of Victorian London in a short novel that hits the mark.   [Edit: a longish short-story might be a better term.]

--Through an intense writing, Watson addresses the reader from the first line of the novel and gives him a share of his emotions

-- The main conflict is between the irrationality of the vampirism and the rationality embodied by Dr. Watson and Holmes

I'll include the full dissertation, but it's spoilerriffic, for those that don't want to know the plot yet.  You can contact Maria Cristina Tamagnini at mcristinatamagnini@hotmail.it

Thanks again, Maria, for the kind words!