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Fans of Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes will recall the public outcry when the famous detective fell off the waterfall – but what if the ending were different? What if, instead of laying low, Holmes was instead propelled through a portal. A portal that led to our time! Welcome to The Displaced Detective Series by Stephanie Osborn from Twilight Times Books!

From Amazon.com:

Displaced Detective is a science fiction mystery in which brilliant hyperspatial physicist, Dr. Skye Chadwick, discovers there are alternate realities, often populated by those we consider only literary characters. Her pet research, Project: Tesseract, hidden deep under Schriever AFB, finds Continuum 114, where Sherlock Holmes was to have died along with Moriarty at the Reichenbach Falls. Knee-jerking, Skye rescues Holmes, who inadvertently flies through the wormhole to our universe, while his enemy plunges to his death. Unable to go back without causing devastating continuum collapse, Holmes must stay in our world and adapt.

Meanwhile, the Schriever AFB Dept of Security discovers a spy ring working to dig out the details of – and possibly sabotage – Project: Tesseract.

Can Chadwick help Holmes come up to speed in modern investigative techniques in time to stop the spies? Will Holmes be able to thrive in our modern world? Is Chadwick now Holmes’ new “Watson” – or more?

And what happens next?

Get a FREE copy from Twilight Times eBooks from 3/3/2013-3/9/2013 by going here:

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“[The] books are wonderful. They go a step beyond what we think of as Holmes and take him into the modern day, seamlessly transitioning from Victorian to modern.”
~ Dellani Oakes, author of The Ninja Tattoo

About the author:

Novelist Stephanie Osborn is a former payload flight controller, a veteran of over twenty years of working in the civilian space program, as well as various military space defense programs.

Stephanie holds graduate and undergraduate degrees in four sciences: Astronomy, Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics, and she is “fluent” in several more, including Geology and Anatomy. She obtained her various degrees from Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, TN and Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN.

Stephanie Osborn has worked on numerous Space Shuttle flights and the International Space Station, and counts the training of astronauts on her resume. Of those astronauts she trained, one was Kalpana Chawla, or “K.C.,” a member of the crew lost in the Columbia disaster.

Stephanie is currently retired from space work. She now happily “passes it forward, ” teaching math and science via numerous media including radio, podcasting, and public speaking, as well as working with SIGMA, the science fiction think tank, while writing science fiction mysteries based on her knowledge, experience, and travels.

((from amazon.com))

Novelist Stephanie Osborn has quite an impressive line-up for her appearances in 2013. She will be discussing her new releases : The Displaced Detective Series, Stolen Moments, and more!

Chattacon – Chattanooga TN January 25-27, 2013
http://www.chattacon.org/drupal/

Anachrocon – Atlanta GA February 22-24, 2013
http://www.anachrocon.com/

MidSouthCon – Memphis TN March 22-24, 2013
http://www.midsouthcon.org/

Southern Gathering of Sherlockians – Chattanooga TN April 5-7, 2013
http://www.sherlock-holmes.com/Chattanooga2009.htm

221bCon – Atlanta GA April 13-14, 2013
http://221bcon.tumblr.com/

Alabama Phoenix Festival – Birmingham AL May 24-26, 2013
http://www.alabamaphoenixfestival.com/

LibertyCon – Chattanooga TN June 18-30, 2013
http://www.libertycon.org/

ArChon – St Louis, MO October 12-14, 2013
http://www.archonstl.org/36/

Con*Stellation – Huntsville AL October 2013
http://www.con-stellation.org/constell/wiki/index.php?title=Con%E2%80%A0Stellation_Main_Page

BamaCon – Birmingham AL November 3 & 4, 2013
http://bamacon.net/

MCFC – Memphis TN November 15-17, 2013
http://memphiscfc.com/

Be sure to come on out and see her! To learn more about her, visit her website at https://www.sff.net/people/steph-osborn/

Are you a lover of the original Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle? Then you just might like the new series available from rocket-scientist turned author Stephanie Osborn. Entranced by the innovative detective work done in this Victorian fiction series, and not too impressed with the new steampunk version, Mrs. Osborn sought to, and succeeded in, bringing Sherlock Holmes to modern day.

Using her scientific background, Mrs. Osborn proposed a feasible way in which Detective Holmes escaped, or rather was plucked from, his demise at the Falls. She ingeniously does not interrupt any of the original series, and instead brings the beloved character to present day and follows him as he adjusts to modern technology and well as modern culture.

Three books are currently available:

The Case of the Displaced Detective #1: The Arrival

‘The Displaced Detective’ Series is a science fiction mystery in which the brilliant hyperspatial physicist, Dr. Skye Chadwick, discovers that there are alternate realities, and said alternates are often populated by those we consider only literary characters. Her pet research, Project: Tesseract, hidden deep under Schriever AFB, is her means of looking in on these continua. In one particular reality, continuum 114, a certain Victorian detective (who, in fact, exists in several continua) was to have died along with his arch-nemesis at the Reichenbach Falls. Knee-jerking, Skye intervenes, rescuing her hero, who inadvertently flies through the tesseract wormhole connecting his universe with ours, while his enemy plunges to his death. Unable to send Holmes back without causing devastating continuum collapse due to non-uniqueness, he must stay in our world and learn to adapt to the 21st century.

Meanwhile, the Schriever AFB Dept of Security discovers a spy ring working to dig out the details of – and possibly sabotage – Project: Tesseract.

Can Chadwick help Holmes come up to speed in modern investigative techniques in time to stop the spies? Will Holmes be able to thrive in our modern world? Is Chadwick now Holmes’ new “Watson” – or more?

And what happens next? (taken from http://www.stephanie-osborn.com)

The Case of the Displaced Detective #2: At Speed

Having already aborted one attempt to sabotage Project: Tesseract by an unknown spy ring, Sherlock Holmes — now up to speed in his new life, in a new century, and a new spacetime continuum — and Dr. Skye Chadwick — world-class hyperspatial physicist as well as Holmes’ liaison and new “Watson” — face the next challenge. How do they find and arrest the members of this diabolical spy ring when they do not even know what the ring is trying to accomplish? And how can they do it when Skye is recovering from no less than two nigh-fatal wounds?

Further complicating matters is their relationship itself. For the ups and downs in the relationship between Holmes and Chadwick are due to something more than the occasional clash of demanding, eccentric personalities. Chadwick has already long since acknowledged to herself that she has fallen in love with Holmes. Knowing his predilection for eschewing matters of the heart, however, she struggles to hide it, in order to maintain the friendship they DO have, preferring said friendship to total alienation. Holmes also feels attraction — but fights it tooth and nail, refusing to admit to the fact, even to himself. After all, it is not merely Skye’s work that the spies may be after — but her life as well. Having already lost Watson to the vagaries of spacetime, could he endure losing another companion?

Can they work out the intricacies of their relationship? Can they determine the reason the spy ring is after the tesseract? And — most importantly — can they stop it? (taken from http://www.stephanie-osborn.com)

The Case of the Cosmological Killer #1: The Rendlesham Incident (available in pdf format)

In 1980, RAF Bentwaters and Woodbridge were plagued by UFO sightings that were never solved. Now a resident of Suffolk has died of fright during a new UFO encounter. On holiday in London, Sherlock Holmes and Skye Chadwick-Holmes are called upon by Her Majesty’s Secret Service to investigate the death.

‘The Case of the Cosmological Killer: TheRendlesham Incident’ is the third book in an exciting and popular science fiction and mystery series. (taken from http://www.stephanie-osborn.com)

If after reading these, you are still hungry for more but cannot wait for book four – ‘The Case of the Cosmological Killer: Endings and Beginnings’ – then perhaps you might want to try out Stephanie Osborn’s short non-fiction work. A small, heavily-researched $2.99 ebook based on a paper presented at a Sherlockian (Sherlock Holmes fandom) gathering called ‘Sherlock, Sheilas, and the Seven-Percent Solution’, and it can be on Kindle at the following link:

http://www.amazon.com/Sherlock-Sheilas-Seven-Percent-Solu…

More interested in how Stephanie Osborn did research for her writings? Then you might want to check out Sarah A. Hoyt’s blog when she talked with Mrs. Osborn about how she approached the series.

http://accordingtohoyt.com/2012/04/14/stephanie-osborns-t…

All of these are a recommended read for Holmes followers everywhere!

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Since 1976, Chattacon has been a Fan Convention held in January. This year, come and see some wonderful talent!

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Darrell Osborn, better known as the manic Doctor with his Balloons of Doom, has been touring conventions for many years. Bringing smiles to both children and adults with his comedy routines, Doctor Osborn is a man of particular talent. An innocent face that beguiles his audience, they never truly know what to expect. One thing is certain, they will always leave with a smile on their face and a tale to tell!
His ‘mundane’ life is a mystery, though we do know that he has done some marvelous book covers! See his work at Kerlak Publishing, on his wife’s (Stephanie Osborn) novels, and also on the November Issue of Imagyro Magazine!

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Allan. Gilbreath is a nationally recognized author, publisher, speaker, and training instructor in subjects such as writing, programming, database design, web trend analysis, eCommerce activities, IT Project+, HIPAA, and utilization of the Internet. He has appeared on television, radio, web cast, and has toured the country in live appearances. Mr. Gilbreath is one of the originators of the Infotainment style of teaching/training.
In October 1998, he was the featured author on the television show “Meet the Author”. Mr. Gilbreath was also featured in October 2004 on the literary radio show “Curious Minds” by Jana Oliver. In 2006, Mr. Gilbreath appeared on stage as Mr. Smith in Eugene Ionesco’s The Bald Soprano. He is the author of Galen, Dark Chances, Short Story Collection, and co-wrote HIPAA. (Kerlak Publishing)

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Stephanie Osborn is a former payload flight controller, a veteran of over twenty years of working in the civilian space program, as well as various military space defense programs. Stephanie holds graduate and undergraduate degrees in four sciences: Astronomy, Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics, and she is “fluent” in several more, including Geology and Anatomy. She obtained her various degrees from Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, TN and Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN.
She has worked on numerous Space Shuttle flights and the International Space Station, and counts the training of astronauts on her resume. Of those astronauts she trained, one was Kalpana Chawla, or “K.C.,” a member of the crew lost in the Columbia disaster. Stephanie is currently retired from space work. She now happily “passes it forward,” tutoring math and science to students in the Huntsville area, from elementary through college, while writing science fiction mysteries based on her knowledge, experience, and travels.
Her new novels Displaced Detective and At Speed are available from Twilight Times Books, Fictionwise, and other fine bookstores.

((from http://michaelbielaczyc.com/blog/about/))
Michael Bielaczyc has been making art his whole life.
He has been selling and showing work since 1995, when he self published his own comic book. Going back to college at 25, he decided that art was going to be his main focus in life.
In 2001, he started an art company, Aradani Studios, with his brother Paul. Together they have shown and worked in shows across America selling both their artwork and costuming. While Michael has worked for such popular role-playing franchises as Dragonlance and Castlemourn, his real passion is for his personal work. He works in mediums from oil paint to latex prosthetics, video to graphite. You can see his work at http://www.michaelbielaczyc.com .
Artist Statement:
True myth has slowly been destroyed by modern culture. We have found light in the darkness, and with it shut the door to true belief in the unbelievable.We are left only with personal mythologies, views which can only really be understood by our solitary self.
I feel my only option is to share my myths and hope it sparks a little bit of belief in something beyond ourselves.

((from http://paulbielaczyc.com/))
Back in 2002, Paul Bielaczyc would never have imagined that this is where he would be today: making art, traveling across the country, co-owning a business, and working with his brother and sister. It has been quite a journey, with plenty of stories, and if you ever meet Paul at a show, you will most likely hear many of them.
Paul’s story as an artist began with an invitation from his brother, Michael Bielaczyc, to join him working the Tennessee Renaissance Festival in 2002. Paul was in college at the time, and about to start graduate school for Computer Science. His brother wanted him to work the Ren Faire during the summer, have some fun, and make a little money. By the time Paul graduated with his Master’s degree, Aradani Studios was in need of a second full time employee. He decided to put his education on hold and join his brother working for a time.
So in 2004, Paul Bielaczyc started full time as a professional artist and costume maker. In that time, Paul has worked for various independent projects and also some well known settings, Dragonlance and White Wolf to name a few. He has had the great opportunity to do the cover illustration for Apex Digest, illustrating a Kevin J. Anderson story. While having worked for other companies, Paul finds the most rewarding experience to work on his own projects, or on commisions for individuals. To date some of his earliest works have remained his most popular, Yin Lang and Nightmare, both finished in December of 2004. The latter won a Chesley Award in 2006 for Best Monochrome Unpublished.

Rocket scientist become novelist Stephanie Osborn has done it again! Now she has revisited the Sherlock Holmes legend, by bringing into the modern era. Read how this “Displaced Detective” adapts to modern technology.

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Novelist Stephanie Osborn
My words: The Case of the Displaced Detective is a single story in two volumes — I simply found it impossible to tell the story properly in one book. I’ve been a huge Holmes fan since childhood, and when the “plot bunny” for this story bit, it bit HARD. I HAD to write it! The first draft came spewing from my fingers into my laptop, 215,000 words in two months! That’s like one person holding a wide-open fire hose. I couldn’t get it set down fast enough! I’m so excited about this story, which is the first of a series where Holmes and Chadwick tackle technological and scientific based mysteries. There are two more in the editing pipeline, and three more besides that in work, and I’ve got ideas for more besides! I love these characters and this world — I could write these books for the rest of my life!

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To learn more about Stephanie Osborn and her works, go to http://www.sff.net/people/steph-osborn/))