Last week: Anthony Vance is jilted on the day of his wedding and will lose his inheritance, if he is not married by noon. He offers Hope Damon, a total stranger whom he sees in the Park, one hundred thousand dollars, if she will marry him. She agrees. … More Sunday Story, Part 2: “The Best is Yet to Be”
Emilie Loring’s second serial story, “The Best is Yet to Be,” was published in 1917, five years before her first novel. It has not been seen since. Let’s change that. Chapter I “What brute has hurt you?” The girl with head bowed on the back of the park seat sat erect with a start. Her … More Sunday Story, Part 1: “The Best is Yet to Be”
For years, I’ve loaned Emilie Loring books from my own collection to people who couldn’t find copies in used-book stores or garage sales. Maybe you’ve had the same problem. The desire is there, but where can we find the books? Ta da! The solution is at hand! The partially ghostwritten books were the first to … More Now on Kindle: Emilie Loring Originals!
Robert Knowles Slaven, Jr. was a man of the type you hope is real but seldom have the honor to meet. … More With Profound Gratitude: Captain Bob Slaven
It will come as no surprise to longtime readers of this blog that I am an archivist at heart. A Christmas present from my son gives me a new way to act on this. Using this light tent, I am photographing the artifacts in my care. Next, I will record their stories to print with … More Artifacts and Memories: Goodbye to 2020
How Can the Heart Forget was the first Emilie Loring book I read, and I’ve been a little nervous to write about it here, because it’s one of the partially ghostwritten books. As a group, they represent Emilie poorly, because, simply, she didn’t write them. But this one is special to me. It was the … More How Can the Heart Forget?
This has been a tough year, no two ways around it. In the last eight months, I have lost a sister, an aunt, and now, my niece. Since last I wrote, my sister’s 37-year-old daughter–who was also my mother’s caregiver–died suddenly of a non-COVID infection. We have been scrambling. I know I am not alone … More Your 2020 Holiday Reading List