The Adventures of Marisol Holmes: Round-Up

Are you interested in reading my posts about The Adventures of Marisol Holmes? Well, here’s a round-up, so you can easily find the post you’re looking for. General Pinterest Boards Writing Tough Scenes A Study in Scarlet vs. A Study in Shifters All About The Shifters Species All About Jaguars All About Leopards All About […]

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The Adventures of Marisol Holmes: Jefferson Disk

Writing The Adventures of Marisol Holmes, I had to do a lot of research, not just into the different species of shifters that would appear in the book, but also on other rather mysterious topics. One of those topics was ciphers. The Jefferson disk, or wheel cipher as the inventor, Thomas Jefferson named it in […]

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The Adventures of Marisol Holmes: Writing Tough Scenes

Today’s post is a little different. Rather than sharing trivia with you about the shifters appearing in The Adventures of Marisol Holmes, I wanted to touch upon a more difficult subject. Writing tough scenes. Sometimes, scenes are tough because you struggle while writing them. Action scenes are often like that. You need to visualize what […]

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The Adventures of Marisol Holmes: Invisible Ink

Writing The Adventures of Marisol Holmes, I had to do a lot of research, not just into the different species of shifters that would appear in the book, but also on other rather mysterious topics. One of those topics was invisible ink. One of the earliest writers who ever mentioned invisible ink is Aeneas Tacticus, […]

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The Adventures of Marisol Holmes: All About Spiders

In this week’s post, I’m going to talk to you about one type of shifter species in The Adventures of Marisol Holmes series that we haven’t discussed yet. Spiders. In the books, the mortician / coroner is a spider named Mormont. Spiders are arthropods, meaning they have eight legs. They also have fangs that inject […]

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The Adventures of Marisol Holmes: All About Foxes

As you know, The Adventures of Marisol Holmes features a school of shifters, and one of the shifters who appears in the story is a fox shifter. Foxes are small-to-medium-sized, and “fox” is actually a group name given to twelve distinct species of “vulpes”. On top of that, there are also 25 current or extinct […]

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A Study in Scarlet vs A Study in Shifters

The Adventures of Marisol Holmes: A Study in Shifters is completely different from Arthur Conan Doyle’s “A Study in Scarlet”, but the title is based on it. “A Study in Scarlet” was published in 1887 and marks the first appearance of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. Since the Marisol Holmes series features a heroine who […]

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The Adventures of Marisol Holmes: All About Otters

One of the main characters in The Adventures of Marisol Holmes: A Study in Shifters, Wyatt Johnson, is an otter shifter. Now, otters look adorable, but they’re much more to otters than meets the eye–and the same counts for Wyatt. Let’s learn a bit more about our otter friends. Otters have long, slim bodies and […]

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The Adventures of Marisol Holmes: All About Leopards

In The Adventures of Marisol Holmes: A Study in Shifters, two of the characters, Elise Fell and Reyna Fell, are leopard shifters. Leopards are closely related to jaguars, from the way they look to the way they hunt, but despite the resemblances, there are some stark differences between the two species. Just like the jaguar, […]

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The Adventures of Marisol Holmes: All About Jaguars

In The Adventures of Marisol Homes: A Study in Shifters, our main character, Marisol, is a half-human / half-jaguar shifter. Her mother is a full blood jaguar shifter. Of course, I couldn’t write about jaguar shifters without doing some research into jaguars. Turns out, jaguars are actually pretty amazing. They’re the third-largest big cat, after […]

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