Trivia / The Private Diary of Elizabeth Quatermain
Creator Breakdown: The final installment of the series had a break in the middle, with the story stagnating for the better part of two years. It was eventually revealed that the author had lost both of her maternal grandparents within six months of one another; as she was extremely close to her grandparents, the result was this.
The author's Sherlock Holmes fic, which takes place in the same continuity (see below), did not actually survive the Creator Breakdown, in part because her grandfather was a Sherlockian as well and it was too painful to continue.
Fan Art: Several pieces exist for the series (including the page image).
Fan Verse: In addition to its own length, TPDoEQ takes place in the same continuity as the author's unreleased Sherlock Holmes fanfic, with the characters meeting in the final volume.
I Just Write the Thing: The author claims this more than once in author's notes and FAQ chapters; in particular, she admits that certain plot elements (such as Mina's lab explosion in the first volume) didn't make a lick of sense to her until she reached the part where the logic behind them was explained to the characters. Essentially, and in her own words, she never knew very much more than Elizabeth at any given point.