Luanne's Blog

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Connecticut College Magazine Profile
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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. ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...