Kellogg Publishes article in THE SERPENTINE MUSE journal

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Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 9:00am

Dr. Richard Kellogg, professor emeritus of psychology at Alfred State, is the author of an article appearing in the most recent issue of THE SERPENTINE MUSE, a quarterly literary journal. The article, titled “Charlotte Perkins Gilman: Sherlockian,” summarizes the life and literary legacy of Gilman (1860-1935), a prominent writer and a crusader in the feminist movement. Gilman is most remembered today for “The Yellow Wallpaper,” a short story written in 1892 after she experienced a serious episode of postpartum depression.

The author notes that Charlotte Perkins Gilman was a fan of Sherlock Holmes and delighted in reading Doyle’s stories about the great detective. Accordingly, Gilman wrote a mystery novel titled UNPUNISHED in 1927. However, the novel was rejected by her publisher and it did not appear in print until it was released by The Feminist Press in 1997. UNPUNISHED is not only a fine mystery novel but it contains a cautionary message about the evils of domestic violence within our society.

Kellogg has authored four books about Sherlock Holmes and is currently writing a series of children’s books featuring Barry Baskerville, boy detective. His most recent entry, illustrated by noted artist Gary Kato, is titled BARRY BASKERVILLE RETURNS (Airship 27, 2014). The series is designed to not only entertain children between the ages of seven and 10 but to enhance their perceptual and problem-solving skills. The Barry Baskerville books can be found at the Amazon website in both print and Kindle formats.