Here’s a funny coincidence: I Take This Man comes out as an e-book the same week that my daughter will take her wedding vows. The cover says, “Can mistakes be undone?” but there are none of those here. We’re all happy as can be, secure that they have chosen well in each other! It’s definitely … More I Take This Man
As I re-stained my wooden deck yesterday, I listened to podcasts about book publishing. Apparently, one of the trends for 2018 is “chick lit”–the print counterpart to “chick flicks.” My first thought was that Emilie Loring’s newly-re-issued novels could benefit. (Are you keeping track? Five are now out as e-books.) My second thought was that … More Chick Lit? Romantic Comedy? Literature?
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!
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
There’s a new book out that suggests where William Shakespeare may have gotten not only inspiration but also settings, themes, and specific wording for eleven of his most famous plays. Researcher Dennis McCarthy used plagiarism software to detect similarities between Shakespeare’s plays and an unpublished manuscript of the time. It’s an intriguing technique that unearths … More She Didn’t Like Flying, But Then…
He was a successful, Hollywood writer for twenty years. What made him stop? … More Melville, the Youngest Baker