LRK on the road, again!

The Bee is coming!

That’s right: The Language of Bees launches on Tuesday, with a fiesta abuzz with bees and Bohemians and vintage aeroplane talk—at the great Book Passage store in San Francisco’s Ferry Building.

And beginning Wednesday, I will post a blog about every stop I make between Launch Day and Mother’s Day.

Here’s a list of the appearances—and yes, books will be sold at all events, even those taking place at libraries.  Many of them will also have a meet-up of LRK readers before or after—see here for details.

I hope to see you!


April 28, 6:00 PM:
Book Passage, Ferry Building,
San Francisco, CA. Join us as we celebrate the release of The Language of Bees and kick off the American tour — don’t miss out on the fun! For details, visit the Book Passage event page.

April 29, 7:00 PM:
Borders Books, Park Ave,
New York.  I discuss the Great Detective (and the Great Detective’s husband, Sherlock Holmes) with my friend, the eminent Sherlockian, Les Klinger, author of The Annotated Sherlock Holmes.MAY 2009

May 2, 2:00 PM: the Mcmanus Room at the Westport Library in Connecticut.

May 3, 2:00 PM: the Cleveland Park Library in Washington, DC.

May 4, 6:30 PM:
Southeast Anchor Library, Baltimore MD, a branch of the Enoch Pratt Library.

May 5, 7:00 PM:
the Meadowdale branch of the Chesterfield County Public Library.  Please note — registration is required for this event and will begin here on April 21.

May 7, 7:00 PM:
Harvard Coop bookstore,
Boston, MA.  Laurie in conversation with Les Klinger, author of The Annotated Sherlock Holmes.

May 8, 7:00 PM: Vroman’s Books,
Pasadena, CA. For more information, see the Vroman’s event page.

May 9, 3:00 PM:
the Poisoned Pen, Scottsdale, AZ.  For details, please see the Poisoned Pen event page.

May 11, 7:30 PM:
Capitola Bookcafé, Capitola, CA. For more information, see their event page.

May 12, 7:30 PM:
Kepler’s Books, Menlo Park, CA.  See their event page for more information.

May 18 at 11:30 AM:
Metro Detroit Book & Author Lunch, Livonia, MI.  Tickets go on sale April 1, 2009. For details, please visit the Metro-Detroit Book & Author Society luncheon webpage.

May 18, 7:00 PM:
Nicola’s Books, Westgate Shopping Center, Ann Arbor, MI.  For more information, please visit their website

May 19, 7:00 PM:
Joseph-Beth books, Cincinnati, OH. For details, please see their website.

May 21, 6:30 PM:
San Francisco Public Library’s Latino Room, San Francisco, CA. On the 150th birthday of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Laurie discusses the Great Detective (and the Great Detective’s husband, Sherlock Holmes) with Les Klinger, author of The Annotated Sherlock Holmes. For more information, please see the San Francisco Public Library’s events calendar.

(Note: we plan to announce the donation to Heifer International here, drawing a close on our Fifteen Weeks of Bees.)

JUNE 2009

June 13 and 14:
California Crime Writers’ Conference, Pasadena, CA.  The SoCal chapter of MWA joins forces with Sisters in Crime to present the California Crime Writers Conference, the next generation of the successful No Crime Unpublished conference. Laurie and Robert Crais are the conference’s keynote speakers. For more information, please see the CCWC website.

August: the UK tour for The Language of Bees.  Details to come

October 15-18, 2009: BoucherCon 2009,
Indianapolis, IN.

For details and to register for this year’s conference, see the BoucherCon 2009 website.


  1. KarenB on April 24, 2009 at 3:11 am

    My goodness! I sure hope you’ve been taking your bee pollen or honey or whatever it is that Holmes and Russell take because that is an impressively busy schedule. I’m very much looking forward to seeing you in NY! Only five more days!!

  2. Sara on April 24, 2009 at 3:36 am

    🙂 Royal jelly. Burt’s Bees makes lotion with Royal Jelly in it, too, FYI. Good stuff.

  3. Heather J. on April 24, 2009 at 4:52 am

    I’ll be seeing you in Baltimore – can’t wait!

  4. Roxanne on April 24, 2009 at 5:49 am

    So looking forward to seeing you in NYC on the 29th!

    And you, too, Karen. And Lizanne. And Laidee Marjorie. Only six day to go!


  5. Lucas Henderson on April 26, 2009 at 4:46 pm

    No trip to Colorado? What a shame! Cannot wait for the new book though. Cheers.

  6. Jamie Witt on June 4, 2009 at 8:01 am

    I really loved the book, and the entire series for that matter! I would have loved to see you on the tour! Please come to Atlanta, GA!!

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