Sparks of pleasure
Yesterday I mailed out three copies of the small “A Venomous Death” to winners from the newsletter list, Goodreads, and Twitter. Three happy people—Elena, Janice, and someone whose name declares they will not make toast—will get a message from Russell in their mailbox this week. One of the side benefits of being a writer is getting to drop a little spark of pleasure into the lives of people I haven’t even met.
Which makes for a seamless segue into the fact that the newsletter goes out Saturday, with another excerpt from The God of the Hive and another ARC given to a reader. A comment on Facebook said:
I’ve just finished the ARC of Laurie R. King’s THE GOD OF THE HIVE, which is both a terrific suspense story and a powerful mythic tale.
Two mentions of LRK-in-person: if you’d like to come hear me talk about Sherlock Holmes with Lee Child, Michael Connelly, Jan Burke, and the ever-fabulous Les Klinger, we’ll be gathered together on the afternoon of March 12 at Left Coast Crime in LA (where I see the weather is given a severe weather alert at 56 and sunny. Horrid weather conditions, I agree.) If you can’t make it for all three days of this great conference, they are selling day passes, here.
And in the Great Pacific Northwest, in a feeble attempt to make up for not appearing there during the May tour, I’ll be reading from The God of the Hive at the Seattle Public Library, 5009 Roosevelt Way NE, at 6:30 on March 8. I’ll also be stopping by the Seattle Mystery Bookstore during the afternoon—if you give them a ring, they’ll tell you when.