Two weeks ago, bags and books packed, I set out on a 3000-mile journey from Kansas to the east coast and back again. My next book talk was in Barnstable, but there’s a lot of country between Kansas and the Cape, and I took advantage of the opportunity. Virginia and Maryland I stopped at the … More Happy Landings from Kansas to the Cape
Can you tell what I’ve been up to? This really is so much fun. I love putting presentations together, and I love giving them. At the university, I taught a hiking/biking/canoeing class that was cross-listed as a Kansas Studies class. We set out via the mode-du-jour each morning and stopped to view the plants, geographic … More Emilie Loring Returns to Barnstable
The introduction of Happy Landings to the world has begun. Five weeks in, we have a feature article, two reviews, and one book talk accomplished. You will find links to all reviews and articles on the “Book and Events” page. I am especially glad for these published lines: And so, 20 years, 45 notebooks and … More Book Talk: Emilie Loring’s Biographer, Patti Bender
Do you have a nickname? Do you remember when you acquired it? Barbara wrote in last week after receiving her copy of Happy Landings: Emilie Loring’s Life, Writing, and Wisdom: I got my book and have read through Emilie’s marriage to Victor Loring. I learned that she was called Bess, Bessie, and Betty as a … More Emily, Emilie–Why the Change?
Nearly a decade after Emilie Loring bought and renovated Blue Hill’s Stone House, she recalled, “In the cellar was a well of the clearest, coolest water, and a space walled in with granite. There was also a ghost, which interesting if not wholly alluring fact was kept discreetly in the background till the purchase money … More The Ghost of Stone House
Habits die hard, especially when they are reinforced, as my research habit was recently. I had a few minutes to myself and thought, “I wonder if there are any newly digitized pages in the Maine newspaper database.” (You know, like everyone thinks sometimes.) And there were! The danger of finding new information, of course, is … More But Wait! There’s Still More!
“I won’t have photographs show an old-fashioned hair-do,” she insisted.
“It is no use having smart heroines if their creator is dowdy.” ~Emilie Loring … More Fashion-Forward Emilie Loring