Fan fiction & photos

The winners of last week’s Letters of Mary Fan Fiction contest were:

1. Laughing Beekeeper by Yolanda
2. My Virgil by Canzonett
3. A Pause in the Journey by Roseriter

Congratulations to all three of you, and thank you to everyone who submitted their fan fiction stories. To read all of the story submissions, visit the Letters of Mary Contest page (you will have to join the Yahoo! group to read the stories.)

And don’t forget — this week we are judging the Russellscape contest, so check back this weekend to see which of our eighteen gorgeous entries will win!


Last but not least, here are some photos from last week’s events, thanks to Meredith (who is the one in the fabulous black vintage dress at the book launch) and Rori. Please remember to send your pictures to us at! (Please click on the photo to enlarge.)



Approaching the Ferry Building in San Francisco for the book launch at Book Passage Laurie talks with her agent and fellow author Steven Saylor before the launch event.



The crowd patiently awaits Laurie’s appearance. Laurie discussing The Language of Bees at Book Passage.



Laurie and a few of the fabulous fans who attended the book launch. Laurie and Rori at her signing at the Westport Library in Connecticut.


  1. Meredith T on May 4, 2009 at 2:39 pm

    O, a big tip of the bonnet to Zoe, who made suitable alterations to assist my poor camera. Amongst the “fabulous fans,” it’s tangential1/Erin second from camera left. I am once again growing pink in the face; so pleased this turned out! Go see Laurie: take & send pix!//Meredith

  2. Merrily on May 5, 2009 at 5:25 am

    I have now caught up on several days of your travel schedule and it makes me tired to read it, although it’s clear you’re managing to have a good time along the way. God willing, I will see you tonight in Richmond, assuming that I-81 and I-64 are good to me. Incidentally, my GPS system is named after my mother, who was also wont to give me guidance.
    I love LANG and am now two hundred pages in on my second reading. I notice a new gem, or something I missed before, on almost every page.
    And am trying mightily not – to – ask – when – the – next – one – is….no, no, mustn’t say it, mustn’t say it…Thine, Merrily

  3. Laidee Marjorie on May 5, 2009 at 7:54 am


    Thanks for the great photos. It is all part of the 17 month preparation for Bouchercon 2010, as far as I am concerned! I have never been to Frisco, but I hope to correct that omission then. You look lovely in your Twenties garb.


    I wish that you had posted on the VBC Get-together thread before the event so that I could have met you! Maybe next time?


  4. Carlina on May 7, 2009 at 7:28 am

    Great pics! Thanks for sharing!

    A heartfelt congrats to all the fanfiction winners! I’ve read some of their works over the years and I am happy to see them reap the rewards! They are very good writers!

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