It’s no accident that writers seek solitary retreats. … More Finding Time to Write: Interruption
“Mystery – Love – Thrills – Adventure” promises the ad for Emilie Loring’s third novel, A Certain Crossroad. Heiress Judith Halliday runs away from an impulsive marriage to Doctor Neil Peyton only to run into him again in a small, Maine village. “Do you ever think back and wonder what would have happened had … More A Certain Crossroad
Emilie Loring got the idea for Here Comes the Sun! while riding on a train. She recalled: The engine shrieked a warning. Porters shouted “All aboard!” As the train shivered into action a black cocker spaniel jumped from the baggage-car. Long ears flopping, red tongue hanging, the blue tag at his collar flapping, he dashed … More Here Comes the Sun!
Tonight is the premier of “Mercy Street” on PBS. I always appreciate historical works done well, and from the video, it appears that this new series scores on that account. The reason I bring it to your attention here is the main character, Mary Phinney. Mary is a New England girl who goes to the … More Different Times, Different Brands of Courage
Emilie Loring’s first, full-length novel, The Trail of Conflict, followed an entire decade of published works. She had already written a book review column for the Boston Herald, plus homemaking articles, short stories, two compilation books published under her pseudonym Josephine Story, and several, serial novels. The Trail of Conflict actually appeared first as a serial in … More The Trail of Conflict
I’ve come across many fascinating stories that won’t make it into Emilie Loring’s biography, at least not in as much detail as I’ve discovered. A dear one is the story of the Owen sisters. They are on my mind right now, because I am re-reading The Trail of Conflict, one of Emilie’s books which mentions … More Terrace Teas with the Owen Sisters
While researching the life of Emilie Loring, I often run into others who love her books. At the Fruitlands Museum in Harvard, the lady who delivered archival materials for me to read asked what I was working on and exclaimed, “Oh, I love Emilie Loring!” I showed her the photos of Emilie that I kept … More Seeking: Millions of Readers