You’re browsing the shelves in a bookstore. You hope a book will capture your imagination and beg you to take it home with you. But before it can capture your imagination, first it has to capture your attention. How can it do that? I had to adjust my thinking when we first started to design … More When the Book Cover is Your Only Clue￼
There’s something about the first of anything–a sense of witnessing, a curious feeling of participation, even if the “first” was created before we were born. … More With Compliments: First Books and Their Inscriptions
“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…
This week, we’ve seen two more Emilie Loring titles come out on Kindle. The first is My Dearest Love, one of my favorites of the books published after Emilie Loring’s death. Its nostalgic, New York cover reminds me of Beth Gilbert and Chris Bradford’s momentous day together. This was her day, their day. She was … More Copyrights and Copy-wrongs
How often do you see something with fresh eyes, notice something you hadn’t seen before? It’s a simple thing, but it’s been happening a lot since my husband and I both got new cameras. We walk the same green-belt path near our house day after day, week after week, but all of a sudden, we’re … More Reading With Fresh Eyes
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
You have come up against them, haven’t you? One of those moments upon which you look back, catch your breath and think, “Suppose I had let the chance pass? What rich experiences, what happiness, I would have missed.” Emilie Loring Emilie Loring’s decision to write led to her book review column, nationally syndicated articles and short … More With One Decision, Her Possibilities Changed: Ebooks are Coming!