So John Lescroart, how do you get in the frame of mind to write?

I go to work out in the morning when I get up, I spend about two hours working out, then I come into my office and turn on the computer, and hopefully something just shows up. That’s the process. I just get at the desk as soon as I can. From the desk, it all falls from there. The hardest thing I do every day is get into my document. I do a lot of other things first, I sort my socks, make sure my pens are arranged right, then finally I get in the document and that’s when I hopefully get into a trance-like state and start writing.

 

Pleased to be interviewed for the Coverlist Book Blog!

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Dear Readers!

I’m happy to report that the latest anthology to which I contributed, In the Company of Sherlock Holmes: Stories Inspired by the Holmes Canon, has just received a starred, boxed review in Publishers Weekly, their highest accolade! Even more happily, my story was singled out for special mention:

“an elderly Holmes plays a heroic role in WWII in John Lescroart’s stirring Dunkirk.”

 

If you still haven’t placed your pre-order, there’s still time! The anthology will be released on November 11, 2014.


In The Company of Sherlock Holmes

In The Company of Sherlock Holmes

In the Company of Sherlock Holmes

Stories Inspired by the Holmes Canon

In the follow-up to the nationally bestselling A Study in Sherlock, a stunning new volume of original stories from award-winning Sherlockians Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger.

The Sherlock Holmes stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle were recently voted as the top mystery series of all time, and they have enthralled generations of readers—and writers!

Now, Laurie R. King, author of the New York Times-bestselling Mary Russell series (in which Holmes plays a co-starring role), and Leslie S. Klinger, editor of The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes, have assembled a stellar group of contemporary authors from a variety of genres and asked them to create new stories inspired by that canon. Readers will find Holmes in times and places previously unimagined, as well as characters who have themselves been affected by the tales of Sherlock Holmes. The resulting volume is an absolute delight for Holmes fans both new and old, with contributions from Michael Connelly, Jeffery Deaver, Michael Dirda, Harlan Ellison, Denise Hamilton, Nancy Holder, John Lescroart, Sara Paretsky, Michael Sims, and more. The game is afoot—again!

Pre-order in print:

Amazon Barnes & Noble IndieBound

Pre-order in ebook:

Amazon Barnes & Noble Apple

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Thanks to my sister for this recommendation. Enjoy!

Lescroart Ice-Bucket Challenge

Before the Dousing

Before the Dousing

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Friends!

I am excited to be a part of this upcoming collection of original Sherlock stories, edited by the award-winning Sherlock authors Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger, with contributions by authors from a variety of genres. If you have enjoyed the timeless Sherlock mysteries, take a look at these new and unique stories!

The book will be published soon, on November 11, 2014. Pre-order now and get it as soon as it’s out!

In The Company of Sherlock Holmes

In The Company of Sherlock Holmes

In the Company of Sherlock Holmes

Stories Inspired by the Holmes Canon

In the follow-up to the nationally bestselling A Study in Sherlock, a stunning new volume of original stories from award-winning Sherlockians Laurie R. King and Leslie S. Klinger.

The Sherlock Holmes stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle were recently voted as the top mystery series of all time, and they have enthralled generations of readers—and writers!

Now, Laurie R. King, author of the New York Times-bestselling Mary Russell series (in which Holmes plays a co-starring role), and Leslie S. Klinger, editor of The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes, have assembled a stellar group of contemporary authors from a variety of genres and asked them to create new stories inspired by that canon. Readers will find Holmes in times and places previously unimagined, as well as characters who have themselves been affected by the tales of Sherlock Holmes. The resulting volume is an absolute delight for Holmes fans both new and old, with contributions from Michael Connelly, Jeffery Deaver, Harlan Ellison, Denise Hamilton, Nancy Holder, John Lescroart, Sara Paretsky, Michael Sims, and more. The game is afoot—again!

Pre-order in print:

Amazon
Barnes & Noble
IndieBound

Pre-order in ebook:

Amazon
Barnes & Noble
Apple

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Book Passage Mystery Writers Conference!

July 20, 2014

Friends and readers in the Bay Area: join me at Book Passage! I’m excited to announce that I will be attending the 21st Annual Book Passage Mystery Writers Conference in Corte Madera, California. Held at one of my favorite bookstores, the conference will provide a great opportunity for mystery writing fans and authors to gain some insight […]

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Thrillerfest!

July 1, 2014

The events featuring yours truly in NYC at the International Thriller Writers Thrillerfest (at the Grand Hyatt Hotel at Grand Central Station), are the following: Thursday, July 10, 11:00 a.m. — “Learning From Your Heroes and Finding Your Voice,” CraftFest session with T. Jefferson Parker Friday, July 11, 4:00 p.m. — “Writing A Series: Doing […]

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