Friday, February 24, 2017

BNG FRIDAY: The Case of the Missing Sherlock by Yours Truly


Every Friday until its publication, I'm going to blog something about Brave New Girls: Stories of Girls Who Science and Scheme, a YA sci-fi anthology featuring tech-savvy heroines. The goal is to encourage more girls to explore Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math careers. Revenues from sales of the anthology will be donated to a scholarship fund through the Society of Women Engineers. 


Hey everyone! Now that the cover and stories have been revealed, we're hitting the ground running on the new BRAVE NEW GIRLS anthology. Every Friday until the book's released, I'm going to blog something about Brave New Girls: Stories of Girls Who Science and Scheme, spotlighting all the awesome stories we've got in this collection.

Because I'm still gathering author bios and such, I'll start off with my own :-). Last summer, I wrote a just-for-fun novella re-imagining Sherlock Holmes as a female AI (also called Sherlock) originally intended to be a science bot and John Watson as the girl engineer (named Chevonne) who found Sherlock in a scrap pile. Since I had so much fun writing about these two (both of whom fit the BNG mold!), I decided to write another adventure for the dynamic duo for the anthology.

This time, Chevonne gets to solve the mystery, since Sherlock goes poof and bad guys start targeting her for reasons she can't fathom. (Not that she was ever going to sit on the sidelines and narrate Sherlock's story, like the original Watson did so often... she's very much the protagonist of the Chevonne & Sherlock tales ;-)). I had lots of fun writing this little mystery adventure, and I hope you'll have just as much fun reading it!

TITLE
The Case of the Missing Sherlock
AUTHOR

Mary Fan

STORY DESCRIPTION


When her AI roommate, Sherlock, vanishes while working a case, fledgling biomedical engineer Chevonne is left to play detective after the authorities refuse to help her. Her investigation takes her into the heart of a dangerous operation that seeks to use Sherlock’s scientific know-how for their own nefarious purposes…


AUTHOR BIO


Mary Fan is a hopeless dreamer, whose mind insists on spinning tales of “what if.” As a music major in college, she told those stories through compositions. Now, she tells them through books. Her works include the JANE COLT sci-fi trilogy, the FIREDRAGON YA fantasy novellas, the FATED STARS YA fantasy novellas, and STARSWEPT, an upcoming YA sci-fi romance.

THOUGHTS ON BRAVE NEW GIRLS

Popular culture is a powerful thing. That's why we need more stories about girls who use their brains to save the day, and about girls who aren't afraid of showing off their nerdier sides.

BRAVE NEW GIRLS: STORIES OF GIRLS WHO SCIENCE & SCHEME will be released in August 2017!



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