For those of us who love to read novels, the Word Nerds blog is a true delight, despite its intriguingly strange name. But as the blog’s motto announces: “No pocket protectors here; just don’t break the spines on the books.”
Thus I was flattered when they asked me to write a guest blog post in connection with the publication of my new novel, Face Value.
Thinking back to one of my recent posts on how and where authors get their ideas (available here), I realized that I could trace the origins of Face Value to an old paperback collection of Sherlock Holmes short stories that I just happened to come across in my bookshelf last summer.
From Sherlock Holmes to Stanley Plotkin to Rachel Gold was a long and winding road–and a challenging one, as I try to explain in my Word Nerds blog post.
I hope you enjoy it.