Luanne Rice by © Adrian KinlochLuanne Rice is the author of thirty-one novels including many New York Times bestsellers.  Five of her books have been made into movies and mini-series, and her work has been featured at Hartford Stage in Hartford, Connecticut, the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles, California, and in several off-Broadway theatre productions.  She divides her time between New York City and the Connecticut shoreline. Luanne’s BlogLuanne’s Books • Luanne’s Readers

Recent posts by Luanne

In Praise of Recklessness: Notes on Writing

In Praise of Recklessness: Notes on Writing

When I was little and would leave my mother's side, she would always say, "Be careful."  And I was, mostly.  Those words were my invisible tattoo.  I paid attention ...

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Excellence in Reading

Excellence in Reading

Emily May Beaudry was born on November 6, 1898 in Providence, Rhode Island.  She was the second oldest in a family of eight children, two of whom died young. ...

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Connecticut College Magazine Photo Shoot

Connecticut College Magazine Photo Shoot

I was so honored to learn Connecticut College wanted a profile of me for CC Magazine.  Amy Martin, the magazine's wonderful editor, made it all happen.  Ben ...

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There and Not There

There and Not There

Late October, looking west from Chelsea, tonight's sunset is particularly iridescent.  I see the sky, and the Hudson River, and planes in their landing pattern at Newark Airport, and ...

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Strange Gifts and Surprises

Strange Gifts and Surprises

Fall in New York is an exciting time.  It feels like the best of what you remember about going back to school--so many thrilling new subjects to discover and ...

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The Tiny Terrace in the Sky

The Tiny Terrace in the Sky

This morning the tiny terrace in the sky was a haven for golden crowned kinglets. Every fall migratory birds fly south from their breeding grounds in the Canadian forests on their ...

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Talking Bruce Springsteen

Talking Bruce Springsteen

Today at 4 pm I'll be the Guest DJ on SiriusXM's E Street Radio, talking about Bruce Springsteen and playing ten of my favorite songs of his. I am ...

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Lanterns in the Night

Lanterns in the Night

On October 18th Rachel Hartwig went to the Mojave Desert with her mother to participate in the RiSE Lantern Festival 2014.  She had been telling me about it, ...

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Maisie and Tim: a Love Story

Maisie and Tim: a Love Story

I wouldn't exactly call Maisie a "problem cat" (there-are-no-bad-cats) but ever since she was a kitten, she has had a certain personality: contrary, cantankerous, particular in whom she allows ...

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Fall in Chelsea

Fall in Chelsea

Chelsea, my neighborhood in New York City, is beautiful and charming at all times of year, but there is something about fall that suits it particularly well.  The side streets ...

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JFK Library/Boston Globe Panel on Immigration’s Humanitarian Challenges

JFK Library/Boston Globe Panel on Immigration's Humanitarian Challenges

BESTSELLING AUTHOR LUANNE RICE FEATURED IN GLOBE TALKS ON IMMIGRATION’S HUMANITARIAN CHALLENGES Luanne Rice, Paul Bridges, Jennifer Hochschild and Marcela García Joined The Boston Globe & The Kennedy Library to Offer ...

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Startled by the Blue

Startled by the Blue

This marsh is part of Hubbard's Point.  Egrets roost in the trees, osprey build their nests on poles, fish and eels travel up creeks to spawn, and the banks ...

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Along the Way

Along the Way

This summer I spent many weeks on the road, on a book tour for The Lemon Orchard.  I experienced many wonders along the way, but none more lovely and ...

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Cats in Connecticut

Cats in Connecticut

This summer the cats and I spent several weeks at Point O'Woods.  Maisie was born in Old Lyme, so for her it was a homecoming.  Emelina and Tim, the kittens, ...

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A chance to meet with writing students…

A chance to meet with writing students...

Speaking to students is one of my favorite things to do.  There is something about meeting  young writers, full of hope and ideas, and letting them know I believe ...

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Joe Monninger

Joe Monninger

We have known each other since 1980, or maybe 1981, we always seem to lose track, but we know it's a long time.  I first met Joe ...

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Globe Talks: Immigration’s Humanitarian Challenges

Globe Talks: Immigration's Humanitarian Challenges

On Oct. 7 I will be joining a panel at the JFK Library in Boston to discuss undocumented immigrants & the humanitarian challenges they face.  This came about because of ...

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Warwick’s

Warwick's

What a great night on The Lemon Orchard book tour!  I am very thankful to Warwick's Books in San Diego CA for welcoming me back again.  This wonderful ...

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2014 Connecticut Governor’s Arts Award

2014 Connecticut Governor's Arts Award

On Saturday June 14 I was very honored to receive the 2014 Connecticut Governor's Art Award for lifetime achievement in literature.  The ceremony was held at the ...

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Notes From Book Tour 2014

Notes From Book Tour 2014

Written in the sky, flying to Phoenix, May 30, 2014 It's been a busy first week for The Lemon Orchard book tour, with much excitement and joy along the ...

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