Yesterday, I visited a state park where my sisters and I played as kids. It was private land then, a park created by a retired couple and shared, for free, with the public. The wife even crocheted tiny dresses onto tiny dolls and sold them for only a nickel. I still have mine. The park was given to the … More When You Share the Things You Love
I am spending a couple of weeks at the cottage where I read many of my Emilie Loring books when I was a kid. My grandparents bought it nearly sixty years ago, a cheery, little cottage on the edge of a crystal clear, pine-tree-lined, Wisconsin lake. Grandma belonged to the same generation as Emilie’s children, accustomed … More It Was Easy to Dream at the Lake
Lisa Greiner’s guest blog takes us back to those first readings of Emilie Loring’s books and shares the enthusiasm that drove her to learn more about their author. How old were you when you read your first Emilie Loring book? Do you remember which one it was? Was it set in the big glittering city of … More Guest Post: I wanted to be the heroine in her novels
Yay! The Emilie Loring Collection has reached fifty posts that have garnered more than five-thousand views by people in sixty-three countries! Wow! That’s a bunch! Thanks for being here and making the website and blog a success. Many of you know about my journey from personal curiosity to writing a full-fledged biography of Emilie Loring. (If not, you … More Have you heard about the Emilie Loring blog?
Graduation time is near, a natural time of reflection and appreciation. Mary Ellen Chase of Blue Hill, Maine wrote that she—and Emilie Loring—belonged to “the last of the many generations who will have studied the classics as a matter of course.” And this, mind you, was in grammar school. Beyond grammar school, they learned languages, … More From Inspiring Books Come Worthy Thoughts
Fans of Emilie Loring tell great stories about how they first discovered her books and what she’s meant to them through the years. For Mother’s Day, Leslie Bell shares her mother-daughter story: I am so excited your post found me. I love Emilie, as does my mother. When Mom was in high school in the 1940’s the library … More Guest Post: I love Emilie, as does my mother
Yesterday, I spent the day querying literary agents, telling them about my book, trying to capture in one page the essence of the last fourteen years’ evolution of this project. It’s impossible. There are too many reasons, provocations, insights and experiences that one has on the way to a goal. And there is more to it … More Make a little turn, and optimism fills the sails