Do you ever start out to do one thing and then decide on something entirely different? I was all set to write a post about post-war realism in literature and Emilie Loring’s decision to write entertaining, adventure/romance stories instead. In fact, I had the post fully written and only needed to select a few quotations … More Sometimes, a Real Vacation Calls!
Books reflect the characters of the people who write them. Their language and tone, their themes and plot lines, the experience awaiting inside a book’s cover, all depend on the author. Of course, the rest takes place inside the reader, when the author’s words combine with the reader’s imagination, character, experience, and thoughts. That’s how we … More An Author’s Voice is the Key to Many Doors
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The more I read, the more I appreciate Emilie Loring’s artistry. … More Sometimes, It Pays to Look Deeper
Beckoning Trails was the first story Emilie Loring wrote after the death of her husband, Victor. They celebrated their fifty-fifth anniversary in December and his eighty-eighth birthday in January, before he died in February, 1947. They had always been good companions, and after her brother’s death, Victor had also been Emilie’s first reader, the one with … More The Lure of Mystery in Beckoning Trails
You have come up against them, haven’t you? One of those moments upon which you look back, catch your breath and think, “Suppose I had let the chance pass? What rich experiences, what happiness, I would have missed.” Emilie Loring Emilie Loring’s decision to write led to her book review column, nationally syndicated articles and short … More With One Decision, Her Possibilities Changed: Ebooks are Coming!
Emilie Loring inscribed a copy of Beckoning Trails: “To Mary and Selden Loring. This makes twenty-seven down and three to go. Emilie Loring” An even thirty. I can relate to this. When I was deciding when to retire from college teaching, setting a date seemed so arbitrary. How many years would I teach? I decided to go for … More Emilie Loring’s “Final Four”