Think back to the place where you grew up. Remember the sights and sounds, the characteristic smells and tastes, plant life and animals. Think about how you went from place to place–on foot? in a boat? on the subway? Did your town change a lot as you were growing up? Did you move from that … More Geo-Biography: The Importance of Home
Imagine holding Happy Landings: The Life Behind Emilie Loring’s Stories in your hands for the first time. What is it like? Are you holding a hard-cover book or a paperback? What’s on the cover? It’s time to design the cover of Emilie Loring’s biography. I want it to have just the right appearance when it goes … More Help Design the Book Cover for Happy Landings!
Happy Landings is getting a good polish on the way to its final form. Today, you can help. So far, I’ve let the content and my own experience with Emilie Loring guide me, and I feel happy about the result. Some parts were written so long ago that they seem new as I read them, and … More Your Chance to Influence the Outcome
Greetings, all. I am back from a much-needed vacation! Blue Hill was wonderful. I always feel close to Emilie Loring there. Nova Scotia inspired. Cape Cod made connections. And Boston reassured. This was where Emilie began and her biography took root. Every time I am here, I feel the necessity of telling her story. Now that … More Travails of Biography: The Brutal, Problematic and Necessary Job of Editing
“In preparation for landing, please check to see that your seatbelts are fastened, turn off all electronics, return your tray tables to their full, upright and locked positions, and store all carry-on luggage in the overhead bins or under the seat in front of you…” Our destination, Emilie Loring’s biography, is in sight. All I … More Ladies and Gentlemen, In Preparation for Happy Landings…
What most interests you in a book? The characters and plot? Memorable quotes? The sense of stepping into another world? Our recent guest post by Peggy in Illinois (See it here ) excited interest in spreadsheets to keep track of details about Emilie Loring’s books. Below is a copy of Peggy’s spreadsheet with the titles, … More Each Lens Sees Her Differently: Emilie Loring’s Literary Biography
Each time the decision is made to let an item go, a little part of history goes with it. … More The Histories We Keep, the Stories We Share, Part I