Author Laurie R. King at the San Francisco Writers Conference

Laurie R. KingAt the San Francisco Writers Conference this past weekend, I met Laurie R. King, bestselling author of 22 novels. The Beekeeper’s Apprentice and Dreaming Spies are two among the many books she wrote. King is the only crime writer with an Edgar and an honorary doctorate in theology.

In her Mary Russell series of which The Beekeeper’s Apprentice is the first, fifteen-year-old Russell meets Sherlock Holmes, becomes his apprentice, and then his partner. Laurie King's Beekeeper's book cover

Dreaming Spies is the title of her book to be released February 17, 2015. Laurie R. Kings's Dreaming SpiesOne of the editorial reviews on Amazon from The Washington Post Book World said that King “managed to preserve the integrity of Holmes’s character and yet somehow conjure up a woman astute, edgy, and compelling enough to be the partner of his mind as well as his heart.”

Have any of you read books by Laurie R. King?


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For over twenty-five years, I've taught elementary grades, high school, and county special education classes. Now I am a field supervisor for teachers working toward their teaching credentials. I also teach writing classes in Dublin and Pleasanton, California. I have won 5 awards in short story contests, My stories are published in The California Writers Club Literary Review, and several anthologies including four times in Las Positas College collections. I have several book projects, but the two that have my immediate attention are HADA'S FOG, which is women's fiction, LILLI, a YA novel, and NORMAN IN THE PICTURE, a paranormal mystery. I have published an anthology WRITTEN ACROSS THE GENRES that includes writings from members of my writing classes and other writers. It's available on Amazon and Kindle.

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