Vampires and…Mary Russell?

Some days I am normal.  Others I am a tad paranormal.  Today is one of the latter.  I’m taking questions and comments over at the ever-thrilling Bitten By Books today, and it will probably spill over onto tomorrow morning, in case your thinking process is delayed.  Please join us, read the BbB/LRK interview, and throw some questions at me.

Why a site with a slant towards the paranormal and vampires and ghoulies and ghosties? Let’s see: Holmes and Russell are clearly very active on into their second century (see yesterday’s post,) they never seem to sleep or eat, and Russell has odd scars that prevent her from wearing low-cut clothing.  Can you think of an explanation?

They’re also giving away LOTS of copies of The Language of Bees, so here’s your chance. 

And while you’re thinking of barbed (sorry) questions to ask, I neglected to draw your attention to what our very own webmeister/ess, Vicki, has to say about the creating of a community around books and specifically around the books of LRK.



  1. Lisa Richards on April 8, 2009 at 10:46 am

    I read my first paranormal about 5 or 6 years ago and much to my surprise was totally captivated by the new worlds and philosophy that was opened to me. Thanks for making the chartacter who previously would have been considered the bad guy or girl now the hero. Probably 95% of what I read is considered paranormal romances. I applaud all the authors who have come on board this genre. I now have a surplus of books in this genre and don’t have to settle for anything but the best of the best.

  2. Canzonett on April 8, 2009 at 1:21 pm

    Your last answer in that interview was very clever, although I couldn’t help remembering how Goethe has his Faust struggle with the translation of “lógos” …

  3. Pat Floyd on April 8, 2009 at 2:02 pm

    What a great interview. My two favorite bits were shapeshifting to a cat (great choice) and your last quote: In the beginning was the word. Abraham Joshua Heschel said, “Words create worlds.” His immediate context was that before the Holocaust hateful words paved the way to death camps, but on the other hand the divine word (meaning far more than speech) brought creation into being. Laurie, your words create marvelous worlds that we are privileged to enter.

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