Category Archives: Laura Ingalls Wilder

Blogs that discuss Laura Ingalls Wilder and the Little House series.

Happy 150th Birthday, Bess!

  I have known Laura Ingalls Wilder since I was seven years old when my parents purchased the entire set for me for my birthday. It was in a big brown box and I remember opening it around the old fireplace … Continue reading

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Writing in Motion

Monday I sent the proofs of MAUD to my editor. Today I cut many inches off my hair. For over two years I’ve kept it long because it helped me get into the body of Maud’s character. As I explained it to my … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Deborah Kerbel, Author of Feathered

Book Birthdays are the perfect way to celebrate spring. And today is Deborah Kerbel’s special book birthday, as we celebrate her sixth (SIXTH!) novel, Feathered. When Deborah told me about her new novel, I was intrigued. First , it is … Continue reading

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Mel’s Long Overdue Post: An Overplanner in Recovery

I had the summer all planned. MAY: Submit the next draft of the Maud novel after an incredible ten days doing social media for the National Reading Campaign’s Reading Town in Charlottetown, P.E.I.             MAY … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Manly*

“‘What do you take me for?’ he asked. ‘Do you think I’m the kind of fellow that’d would leave you out there at Brewster’s when you’re so homesick, just because there’s nothing in it for me?’ ‘Why I…’Laura stopped. The … Continue reading

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Discovering Almanzo Wilder: Rachel McMillan Guest Blogs

Rachel McMillan and I met through social media. We’ve travelled in the same circles for a number of years, but didn’t physically meet until this past summer when I finally was like, “Dude, you write, I write. We like the … Continue reading

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An Interview with Bich Minh Nguyen, author of Pioneer Girl: A Novel

It is no surprise that I was quite interested in reading Pioneer Girl by Bich Minh Nguyen who connects a Vietnamese American family to that of Laura Ingalls Wilder.  Obviously, there is no secret that the author of the Little … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Shayda Bakhshi: Reading As Therapy

I think there comes a time in every readers life when we are burned out on books. It is rare and traumatic but it does happen. Perhaps, like me,  you’ve just finished an MFA degree and have spent the past … Continue reading

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A Review: My Re-reading of The Long Winter

The Long Winter by Laura Ingalls Wilder My rating: 5 of 5 stars The Long Winter just keeps getting better every time I read it. I have no idea how many times I’ve read it. We aren’t just lulled by … Continue reading

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Guest Post on The Heroine’s Bookshelf

What a great way to start the week. The blogpost that I wrote for The Heroine’s Bookshelf to celebrate Margaret Mitchell Month and Gone with the Wind is up. Please take a moment to read how I learned to love … Continue reading

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