I heard the truck pull up outside. I peered out my front door and watched the driver check the delivery slip. By the time he walked to the back of the truck, I stood in the street, waiting for the back panel to rise. The books were here. This would be my first glimpse. I … More The Books are Here! The Books are Here!
When the last chapter was written, the story “put to bed,” as it were, there was more I wanted to say. Happy Landings is Emilie’s story, but it is my work, the result of choices made for reasons that matter to me. … More My Thoughts on Biography and Emilie Loring
It’s time for tea and a first look at the cover of “Happy Landings: Emilie Loring’s Life, Writing, and Wisdom.” Reserve your copy now. … More Welcome to Our Tea and First Look: Happy Landings!
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