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A Letter from Laurie

Dear Friends,

With a new book coming out and an ongoing celebration ("Fifteen Weeks of Bees") in theLaurie R. King e-universe, I wanted to include ways to help Independent booksellers, libraries, and people to whom hardback novels are but a distant dream. Here's what I've come up with:

Indies--A piece of art:
Readers who buy a copy of The Language of Bees from an independent bookseller and send us their receipt will beentered into a drawing for a truly gorgeous piece of art: an original, limited edition letterpress broadside (value $125) of "A Venomous Death,"a new, illustrated Laurie King short story featuring Mary Russell, Sherlock Holmes, and... bees.

Libraries--A set of Russells:
During National Library Week, we're collecting library love letters from their patrons. The winning letter gets a copy of the new book, The Language of Bees. At the same time, their library wins a complete set of hardback Russell and Holmes novels, beginning with The Beekeeper's Apprentice. We will also do a drawing this week from the "Laurie Loves Libraries" list on the LRK web site, and send that library a copy of the new book.

Fundraiser--Name a character, hear from Holmes:
Both to help the world and to honor bees (two books with bees in the title, after all,) we've set up a fundraising page atHeifer International to send beehives to poor communities worldwide. Those who donate two or more hives will get an exclusive Heifer booklet on beekeeping by Sherlock Holmes--and be entered into a drawing to name a character in the next Russell and Holmes novel.

I would appreciate it if you spread the word, and lend a hand to three great causes.

Laurie

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The links:

Fifteen Weeks of Bees:http://www.laurierking.com/?page_id=912

"A Venomous Death" Indies drawing: http://www.laurierking.com/?p=2614

Libraries:http://www.laurierking.com/?page_id=2653

Heifer Int'l beehive project:www.heifer.org/laurierking

The Fifteen Weeks contests:http://www.laurierking.com/?page_id=1725

Free e-book download of The Beekeeper's Apprentice:www.TheBeeisFree.com

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