Nibbles and bites

My beloved publisher (now, how many authors do you know who would say that?) is playing with a new venture that you may want to get involved with. It’s called Booked for Breakfast, and designed to that every weekday morning, you start you day with a delicious and maybe even nutritious serving of fiction, five minute’s worth in your email. Lee Child, Barbara Cleverly, Lisa Gardener, Dean Koonz, writers you know, writers you don’t know, and writers you thought you knew but maybe didn’t, so much.

And Laurie King. I’m on the schedule in the first part of May, and you can sign up here, at

Which sort of relates to a question posted here by Carlina, asking–has anyone gotten this month’s newsletter? I signed up to get it back in January and have not received one yet…just curious…Perhaps I should send the person in charge an email? Thanks for your time!

No, sorry, no one has received a newsletter since December. I refer to the newsletter as more or less quarterly, and yes, this quarter has gone on for a long time. I’d hoped to send a newsletter in March talking about our New Internet Project, and then said project got bogged down in software questions and one web person who decided to get out of the business (oh, and then there’s my own up-to-my-eyebrows-in-rewrite status) and reinventing the wheel and—

Anyway, I’m sorry, I hate to send newsletters with nothing but drivel so I just haven’t sent one. I’m at the mercy of other people, from family to hired guns, and unless I teach myself programming overnight, you’ll just have to wait a little longer.

Honestly, it’ll be worth it when it comes out. And if you’re not signed up, you could do so now.

There was also a question that came in a while ago, from mbhs, concerning professor Donald Nicholl at UC Santa Cruz.

If you have a copy of O Jerusalem, take a glance at the dedication. Donald and Dorothy were great friends, the godparents of one of our children, and we miss him a lot.

Posted in


  1. Anonymous on April 13, 2007 at 3:32 pm

    For those of you, like me, who could not get Laurie’s Booked for Breakfast link to work, here it is again:


    Ms. Laurie King –Have I mentioned you are my hero/heroine? You write (great) books, do two blogs (that I know of), compose a “quarterly” newsletter, short stories, and now Booked for Breakfast and … I don’t know what all else. Plus you do the Mom and Wife things. Etc. I don’t know how you find time to sleep. It is pretty darn amazing, all of the things that you do (and so well, too!).


  2. Roxanne on April 13, 2007 at 3:48 pm

    BTW: For those of you who, like me, have been having difficulty posting a comment from your Blogger account, it turns out that you have to update your Blogger account information with Google now. Here is the link that they emailed me to update my info:


    Hope this is helpful for those of you who, like me, keep typing and retyping your password, grumbling and swearing not-so-under-your-breath that damnit! this is my password!

  3. Zoe on April 13, 2007 at 8:31 pm

    “It is pretty darn amazing, all of the things that you do (and so well, too!).”

    Well said, Roxanne. She is, and has always been, my hero, too. :0)

  4. Carlina on April 13, 2007 at 10:27 pm

    Wow! Thank you for passing the word on and it means more coming from the author herself. No need to apologise. You do enough for us by “playing” with us and I know your time is precious. I just wanted to make sure I had not missed anything, which seems to be my habit lately.

    I am in awe of all that you manage! I must agree with Roxanne…goodness I can barely keep the hubby afloat with just my dissertation and academic responsibilties..geez. You are quite a hero for us all! Do get some sleep somewhere in there.

    Once again, thanks for the time you devote to us in your busy day.

  5. Anonymous on April 13, 2007 at 10:38 pm

    Roxanne, you said two blogs–I only know of this one.

  6. Roxanne on April 14, 2007 at 12:56 pm

    Anonymous — I stand corrected. Ms. King hosts this blog. Ms. Mary Russell is responsible for her own on My Space: MaryRussell

    Roxanne 😉

  7. Ris on April 16, 2007 at 8:51 pm

    I’m thrilled that you’ll be part of the Booked for Breakfast! I’ve been receiving it since it’s beginning and now have added several new authors to my ‘must find this book!’ list. It’ll be great to read excerpts for an author who has been on my list for quite a few years now!

  8. Anonymous on April 17, 2007 at 2:43 am

    oh nummie, breakfast together…Laurie how do you find the time to keep dangling all these lovely tid bits for us.

    you are the best, worry not about the newsletter. You are absolutely right, how boring to send out a drivel one…anyway the muttering do suffice nicely,

    thanks as always,


  9. P.S. on June 1, 2007 at 12:08 pm

    Just a quick note to say what a wonderful writer you are;my favorite is Folly;looking forward to reading future releases! Have a great summer……..

Leave a Comment