Did you know that there are illustrated versions of Emilie Loring’s novels? If you have only read the hardbacks or paperbacks, you’ve missed out. Except for the one, frontispiece illustration from The Trail of Conflict, those only have cover art. But there were other printings–many, in fact–and they were illustrated! In the 1930s, Penn Publishers signed … More Illustrated Emilie Loring Novels!
It’s about time to plan our annual Emilie Loring Tea Party! Do you remember your first “tea party?” Mine was in a sandbox in my back yard. My best friend, Patty Hall, and I mixed water and sand to make a brownish liquid, and we pretended to sip it, feeling very fancy. I had never … More Beginning to Think About Tea…
Wouldn’t it be fun to spend a week in the setting of an Emilie Loring novel? … More Home, Sweet Mansion!
The Shining Years (1972) was written twenty years after Emilie Loring’s death, but it is vintage Emilie Loring. It has everything–an old and stately home, a noble leading man, a spirited young woman, a worthy competitor for her affections, a wise older woman, villains, ideals, personal conflicts, and a love story. Stanley Holbrook’s life is neatly organized … More The Shining Years: The Best is Last
Do you remember a TV game show called “To Tell the Truth?” Each night, contestants claimed to be a person whose profile was read at the start of the show. A panel of celebrities questioned the contestants to figure out who was really the profiled person and who was an imposter. I found myself in … More To Tell the Truth: “I am Judge William G. McAdoo”
It was 1928, before the stock market crash, when people still had jewels to lose. Emilie Loring’s publisher, Penn, announced a Prize Play competition. All plays had to have three acts and be well adapted to an amateur cast. At first, she didn’t bite. She was still writing The Solitary Horseman, and when she turned that in … More “My Pearls! Where are my pearls?!”
When I’m having a hard time getting started for the day, sometimes I browse. Browse is such a nice word, “an act of casual looking or reading.” I love to browse the stacks in a library, for example. I turn down an aisle marked “635 – Domestic Gardening” and end up in an easy chair, … More Browsing to Connection