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?
Before you are a moment older, think about what you have that holds someone’s story. … More Part II: The Histories We Keep, the Stories We Share
Valentine’s Day starts us thinking about romantic gestures–gestures to make, gestures we might receive. So I find it a little interesting that Emilie Loring’s books say nothing at all about Valentine’s Day. In fact, she mentions very few holidays or traditional celebrations. We know how she might have observed Thanksgiving and Christmas, but she leaves … More Romance: A First, Hopeful Sign
It’s a dream of mine to have a library. I would have shelves on three walls, some open and some with glass doors. The fourth wall would have a big, beautiful window overlooking something lovely, with a comfortable desk and chair facing outward to capture the view. In the center of the room, I’d have … More Our Selves in our Libraries
Our Christmas tree is decorated, lights are up outside, and most of our presents are under the tree, waiting for Christmas morning. I’ll do a little more wrapping today, and Santa will bring his gifts after we go to bed on Christmas Eve. I enjoy gift-giving. I like to think about people I care about … More From Me to You: Gifts from Her Pen
You never know where a clue will lead. … More Crossing Paths and Discovered Gems
Facts aren’t just facts. Things aren’t just things. They hold memories etched into them with experience, knowledge, and emotion. … More Memories in a Blueberry Mug