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In which I muse about life and post photos of cats.  I hope you’ll also follow me on Facebook and Twitter.


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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To Let Herself Dream

To Let Herself Dream

I was listening to music today and created a Spotify playlist to go with The Night Before.  (A short story I wrote, available for free through this link, ...

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The Night Before

The Night Before

From bestselling author Luanne Rice, a haunting and emotional short story, never-before released, and free to all readers. On the eve of a wedding by the edge of the sea, ...

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Music from The Lemon Orchard

Music from The Lemon Orchard

AmazonAppleBarnes & Noble IndieBound While writing THE LEMON ORCHARD I listened to music that inspired ...

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Jodi Picoult quote for The Lemon Orchard

Jodi Picoult quote for The Lemon Orchard

I feel incredibly honored to share this quote from Jodi Picoult: "THE LEMON ORCHARD is a small, lovely miracle:  a story that humanizes the plight of undocumented immigrants; ...

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Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother's Day

I miss my mother.  I think of her every day.  There are so many things I want to talk to her about.  She had a unique sense of humor ...

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And now it is May

And now it is May

  And now it is May. I grew up in Connecticut, and May was the month when everything turned green.  Small leaves appeared on the trees.  When "the leaves on the ...

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Small Things

Small Things

I used to write here nearly every day, didn't I?  A few things have pulled me away, and I've been living more inside than usual.  But I've always loved ...

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Springtime in Chelsea

Springtime in Chelsea

Chelsea's Callery pear trees bloomed overnight--literally, between dusk and dawn.  Every year I look forward to their flowers with such anticipation; the trees fill the parks and streets of New ...

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