We are looking forward to welcoming Julie McKuras as a speaker at the Left Coast Sherlockian Symposium this October! Julie and Sonia Fetherston will be collaborating on a discussion of women in Sherlockian traditional fandom.
Julie McKuras has been a member of the Norwegian Explorers since 1993, serving as president for nine years. She joined The Friends of the Sherlock Holmes Collections board in 1995 and was involved with the publication of the Friends newsletter from the beginning in March 1997, assuming the position of editor in September 1999. Julie is a member of A.S.H. ("The Compliments of the Season"),The Baker Street Irregulars ("The Duchess of Devonshire", 2001), The Hounds of the Baskerville (sic), and The Sherlock Holmes Society of London. She has contributed articles to The Baker Street Journal, The Serpentine Muse and The Sherlock Holmes Journal, and has presented at a number of symposiums. With Susan Vizoskie she co-edited Sherlockian Heresies, co-edited The Missing Misadventures of Sherlock Holmes, and co-wrote the 2017 Baker Street Journal Christmas Annual "A Woman of Mystery"; Helene Yuhasova, Poetress Laureate of The Baker Street Irregulars with Sonia Fetherston. Her collection of Sherlock Holmes items and books has taken over much of her home in Apple Valley, MN, and her long suffering spouse Mike happily accompanies her on Sherlockian events throughout the U.S. and abroad.