In the first book in the series, Steampunk Holmes: Legacy of the Nautilus, we meet Ms. Mycroft Holmes, the brilliant, deadly and beautiful sister of Sherlock Holmes. Mycroft runs the British Secret Service leading an army of spies and commandos in a war to secure the future of Queen Victoria’s Empire. Her brother Sherlock, the consulting detective, and his biographer, the bionic Doctor Watson, are unofficial agents of Mycroft’s who help unravel the mystery behind the theft of the most advanced weapon in history, the Nautilus submarine. But that mystery is only the beginning of a seven book series that pits Mycroft, Sherlock, and the ruggedly handsome, Doctor Watson, against a nefarious plot of unworldly proportions.
How did Mycroft come to be? It starts with Wonder Woman. Growing up I was probably one of the few boys who openly read Wonder Women comics and loved them. Yes, I had a crush on Wonder Woman but more than that I believed that female superheroes are as powerful and interesting as their male counterparts. Wonder Woman was sexy but outrageously strong, sophisticated but also dangerous. In my 30’s my wife and I discovered “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” on television – it was the first season premier and it became a weekly tradition to turn off the phone and watch the series as it aired new episodes for seven seasons running. Buffy can do no wrong.
When I decided to create the Steampunk Holmes book series, I knew that I needed to have a heroine. I owed that to Wonder Woman, Buffy, and my daughter. No universe of my making would be complete unless women commanded an equal role in both building and tearing apart society. Any other world just wouldn’t make sense to me.
P.C. grew up traveling the world with her parents and speaks four languages including English, French, Spanish, and Portuguese. She happens to be very pretty and extremely metropolitan living in the “Paris of South America”, Buenos Aries, Argentina. Although I set the stage for Steampunk Holmes, P.C. populated it with a world so real and characters so rounded that you’ll find yourself living in it.
P.C. and I want the whole world to discover Ms. Mycroft Holmes, Mr. Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson, and to share in their adventures over the course of seven books. To make that possible we’ve started a fund raising project on Kickstarter.com, which will allow us to publish the first book and set a foundation for an entire series. The money we raise on Kickstarter.com will help us establish an infrastructure that can be Leveraged over and over across all seven books.
If you believe in the intrinsic power of women, then take a look at our project. If you believe that women should be portrayed as strong, intelligent agents of their own destiny, then than this project is for you. If you believe in Ms. Mycroft Holmes, then you can make her come alive by supporting this project on kickstarter.com. We need your help to meet our funding goal so that we can bring Mycroft Holmes to the world for the benefit of little girls, young women, as well as the boys and men that surround them.