The Beekeeper’s Apprentice
Once upon a time, a woman with two small children sat down and wrote the words, â€œI was fifteen when I first met Sherlock Holmes, fifteen years old with my nose in a book as I walked the Sussex Downs, and nearly stepped on him.â€
She eventually finished the book, and called it The Beekeeper’s Apprentice. It found a publisher, and came out like this:
…although it nearly came out looking like this:
but Laurie burst into tears and her soft-hearted editor took pity on her, and her career.
In October, the latest in a lengthy series of Beekeepers will appear on the shelves, looking like this:
And over at the Laurie R. King Virtual Book Club
Weâ€™re discussing all those words inside, which havenâ€™t changed no matter what the cover looks like.
(And on the 21st, we’re giving away one of those first ones, with the non-flocked cover, to a member of the Virtual Book Club. Good luck, all!)