Travails of Biography: The Brutal, Problematic and Necessary Job of Editing

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

Ladies and Gentlemen, In Preparation for Happy Landings…

“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…

Each Lens Sees Her Differently: Emilie Loring’s Literary Biography

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

She Wasn’t Defiant; She Was Confident

You enter the room, dressed in your best. Those who can most influence your fledgling career stand before you. It’s your moment. How do you introduce yourself? Which details do you fill in? What do you leave out? What impression do you try to create? Emilie Loring wrote an autobiographical sketch for Penn Publishing Company’s Brief Biographies … More She Wasn’t Defiant; She Was Confident