Ummm, Mr. Tew? Yes, you. You can come out now. No, really, it's quite alright. You can stop hiding. Now there's a good fellow.
Barnabas is (or was, I should say, being as he lives (lived) in Victorian London) the bravest, wittiest, most outstandingly clever detective to have lived. Ever. Or, at least, he wishes he was. In truth, he struggles a bit with the bravery bit. And the wit. And his cleverness could use some work. But he has heart, and that can make all the difference, can't it?
So why am I going on about Barnabas Tew, this struggling aspiring detective extraordinaire? Why, because he (along with his ubiquitous sidekick, Wilfred) has just come to life, that's why! Barnabas and Wilfred have just wrapped up their first adventure (with an arguable degree of success, leaving really only a very few dead people in their wake, which was not entirely their fault, of course!). Now they are searching for their forever home (i.e. an agent or good indie publisher). Alas, finding the right home for one's beloved characters is a process that takes time and patience (and patience is not a quality I can be accused of having), but hopefully our intrepid (sort of) heroes will be finding their way to a bookstore near you in the not-too-distant future.
Until then, this will be a place for you get to know Barnabas a bit more. I'll also give updates on my upcoming short stories (mustn't neglect the little ones simply because a great big novel has been brought into the family!), along with various observations on writing, life, and perhaps a vegan recipe or two.
Tot ziens for now, groetjes!