Happy Super Bowl Sunday to my fellow football fans. While I would have loved to see my Eagles make it to this game, I'm a bit dubious that the state of Pennsylvania would survive a Pittsburgh/Philadelphia Super Bowl match up. I'll be holding my Philly pride in check for a bit as I cheer for the Pittsburgh Steelers later on today.
15 Weeks of Bees, which celebrates the fifteenth anniversary of the publication of The Beekeeper's Apprentice (the first novel in her popular Mary Russell series and one of my all-time favorite books), the 150th birthday of Sherlock Holmes creator Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and the release of the ninth Mary Russell book, The Language of Bees (April 28, 2009). I'm delighted to announce that I'll be hosting Laurie as a guest poster. Check back tomorrow for a great article about the genesis of Mary Russell. And don't forget to check out Laurie's site for lots of fun events in the coming weeks. (Mary Russell's Twitter feed is not to be missed.)
(Also, for those who may be wondering: While Ms. King and I share both an awesome middle initial and last name, no relation.)