Laurie R. King--Sustaining a Career in the Mystery Genre

  • Saturday, May 20, 2023
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Sustaining a Career in the Mystery Genre

When we first begin our lives as published authors, longer term goals can be a distant dream. But even a successful writer runs into the conflict between “Something New” and “Tried and Dependable.” With 30 years’ worth of mysteries to my name, how do I keep a series fresh, for the readers and for me? And if I want to step outside my successful series, how do I do it without losing any momentum my career may have? 

Laurie R. King is the New York Times bestselling author of 30 novels and other works, including the Mary Russell-Sherlock Holmes stories (The Beekeeper’s Apprentice was chosen as one of the “20th Century’s Best Crime Novels” by the IMBA). She has won the Agatha, Anthony, Creasey, Edgar, Lambda, Macavity, Wolfe, and Romantic Times Career Achievement awards, has an honorary doctorate in theology, and is a Baker Street Irregular. In 2022, she was named Grand Master by Mystery Writers of America. She co-edited (with Lee Child) the new handbook from Mystery Writers of America, How to Write a Mystery, and has a new contemporary series with SFPD Inspector Raquel Laing, beginning with Back to the Garden.

For more information about Laurie, please visit her website or on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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